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Math and Computer Science at Olivet College

Mathematics and Computer Science at Olivet College

Our mathematics and computer science programs will prepare you for a career in areas as varied as actuarial science, teaching and software development in industries ranging from information technology, to insurance and finance. Mathematics and Computer Science majors are highly employable, as career opportunities in technological fields continue to skyrocket.

If you choose to pursue a math or computer science degree at Olivet College, you’ll learn to apply your knowledge far beyond the classroom. From computer programming and math competitions, to tutoring services, you’ll have multiple opportunities to apply your skills in a real-world professional setting. You’ll also have constant access to your faculty, both in- and outside the classroom. This one-on-one attention combined with our small class sizes ensure you’ll get the attention you need to attain your academic and career goals!

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Meet our Math and Computer Science Students

Meet Cecilia Bayne

Senior Cecilia Bayne enjoys a challenge on and off the field.

As captain of the women’s lacrosse team and president of the college’s Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) chapter, Bayne is a mathematics major who gives a whole new meaning to the word “mathlete.”

Learn more about Cecilia


Lindsey Winters

Meet Carlos Barajas

Ever since Carlos Barajas was in high school, he wanted to be a mathematician. Now an Olivet College junior, with a double major in mathematics and computer science, Barajas has big dreams of solving for more than just “x.”

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Jarred Scheese

Meet Jarred Scheese

What are the odds of being in the top 4 percent of actuarial science students vying for a competitive internship at Jackson National Life? For Olivet College junior Jarred Scheese, pretty good. 

Jarred is one of only six interns to join Jackson National Life’s actuarial department this summer. With a natural talent for math and a strong work ethic to boot, he’s ​optimistic he’ll find success.

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Marco Wiedenhoeft, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physics and Mathematics

Ross Bohms

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Janine Peters

Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science Department; Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science; MIAA Faculty Representative

Michael Fredericks

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Barry Poulson, J.D.

Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Computing and Information Science

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