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Degrees Available: Bachelor of Arts

Experience the power of a collaborative community and put your knowledge to work as a researcher and problem solver.

Explore the science and art of patterns and discover universal truths that are at once elegant, beautiful, deep and powerful. It’s all part of being a mathematics student at Willamette.

You’ll thrive in a vibrant, friendly and supportive community that encourages collaboration among students and faculty. Departmental events include weekly gatherings for root beer floats, the Jim Albaugh Colloquium lecture series and our annual Pi Day festivities.

You’ll also have extensive opportunities for undergraduate research and a chance to join the handful of students each year who take the elite Putnam Exam. These experiences will prepare you for further graduate study and an array of career possibilities.

Our alumni include a Nobel Prize winner and the former CEO of Boeing, as well as teachers, financial analysts, project managers, scholars, entrepreneurs and engineers. Willamette will prepare you to excel as a creative thinker and problem solver wherever your path leads.

Featured Alumni


Tommy Kawamura '14

  • Works with data for advance scouting role with Houston Astros
  • Interned at Sports Info Solutions and New York Mets
  • Taught at Willamette’s baseball camp and assisted with athletic events during undergrad.

Matt Eblen '00

  • Data scientist for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta
  • Previously a senior mathematician at the National Institutes of Health
  • Math major who spent years abroad, including time in Japan as a JET Program instructor

Marie Morel-Seytoux ’90

  • Earned M.S. degree in operations research at Stanford University
  • Math major who taught the subject at a community college and became president of a children’s fitness facility
  • Today is a vice president at FICO
Willamette University

Mathematics Department

Ford Hall
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
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