Professor Koelling at chalkboard

Most classes in the Department of Mathematics at Western Michigan University are taught under the traditional classroom system where students meet the same instructor in the same room on each assigned day. On a typical day the instructor might spend some time lecturing on new material and the remaining time answering questions on homework and lectures.

Classes for majors and minors are generally taught by faculty members, even at the freshman level. Enrollment in freshman or sophomore classes typically ranges from 30 to 50 students. Junior and senior classes are limited to 20 to 30 students.

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See the required or recommended calculators for your courses or call (269) 387-4510 for more information.


In almost every mathematics class your instructor sets aside some class time to answer questions which you and your classmates might have. If you have additional questions, please make use of your instructor's office hours or schedule an appointment with the instructor.

A tutoring lab is available for students in Math 1090, 1100, 1110, 1140, 1160, 1180, 1220, 1230, 1700, 1710 and 2000.