/ Mathematics and Statistics Department

Degree Programs

Students majoring in mathematics or minoring in mathematics or statistics can choose from a variety of programs to fit their individual needs.

Students can choose from the following major programs:

Students can also pursue a mathematics minor, a statistics minor, or a minor directed toward secondary education or elementary education. There is also a recommended sequence of courses for students who hope to pursue a career as an actuary.

For a more detailed description of these major and minor programs, see the mathematics section of the Hope College catalog. Questions about any of our courses or programs can be directed to the department chair, Stephanie Edwards, at sedwards@hope.edu.

Program Outcomes

Hope College students completing a mathematics degree will have,

  • Proficiency in algebra 
  • Proficiency in analysis
  • Proficiency in mathematical modeling
  • Mathematical writing skills
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills

Sample Schedule Plans

The following schedule plans meet the requirements of our major and minor programs. These plans assume that students start in Math 131: Calculus I. Students receiving AP credit or transfer credit for courses in our major will likely start at a different point.

A mathematics minor consists of 19 credits in mathematics chosen from a set list of courses. A minor often includes Math 131 (Calculus 1), Math 132 (Calculus 2), Math 231 (Multivariable Mathematics 1), Math 232 (Multivariable Mathematics 2) and mathematics courses with a number of 280 or above (excluding Math 323 and 324).