Mathematics Education

School of Mathematics & Computational Sciences

Learn the mathematics behind the world’s most influential inventions and ideas in Millikin’s Mathematics & Computational Sciences Department. We prepare students for professional success and further education with core mathematical experiences and dynamic applications that develop analytical and critical thinking skills.

  • ProspectiveStudents

    What can you do with a degree from the Mathematics & Computational Sciences Department? Inspire a new generation by becoming a teacher or solve problems in modern society by applying your mathematical knowledge. With small class sizes and immersive learning, devoted faculty will help you unlock and understand the world around you through research projects, conferences and internships.

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  • Programs of Study

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      Actuarial Science

      The actuarial science track is identified by the Society of Actuaries' website as a advanced curriculum actuarial science program.
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      Computer Science

      The computer science major provides the opportunity for students to develop skills in writing algorithms to solve problems across academic disciplines.
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      Computer Science Minor

      The Computer Science Minor offers students in all majors the opportunity to develop skills in writing algorithms to solve problems and to understand the fundamental concepts of computer science.
    • Data Science

      Data Science

      Data scientists find and interpret rich data sources and are skilled in mathematics, statistics, and computer science.
    • Engineering Science

      Engineering Science is an interdisciplinary major designed to provide students with a diverse set of skills and the knowledge to apply those skills to engineering principles to areas such as computing, finance, manufacturing, politics and more.
    • Mathematics


      Students interested in learning the foundations of logic, proof and analysis should pursue this major. Upon graduation, students are prepared for immediate employment in a mathematical field or further study in graduate school.

    • Mathematics Education

      Mathematics Education

      The secondary mathematics education program is an Illinois State Board of Education Approved Program for the Preparation of Educational Personnel in Illinois Institutions of Higher Education.
    • Mathematics Minor

      Mathematics Minor

      A minor in mathematics is an excellent complement to majors in the natural sciences, social sciences, computer science, and business. To receive a minor in mathematics a student must successfully complete the following course of study.
  • Actuarial Science: Haley Vemmer, Class of 2021

    Haley Vemmer, Class of 2021 chose Millikin because of their Actuarial Science program’s recognition by the Society of Actuaries. Her summer internship led her to a full-time position at Genworth Financial.

  • Mission

    The mission of the department is to produce graduates, regardless of emphasis, who are able to:

    • Integrate and differentiate functions,
    • Express and interpret mathematical relationships from numerical, graphical, and symbolic points of view,
    • read and construct mathematical proofs,
    • analyze various discrete and continuous probability models,
    • apply mathematics to other disciplines, and
    • present mathematical results and arguments orally and in writing.