World-Changers Made Here
Department of Mathematics
Haughey Hall 121
(269) 471-3423

"My experience with the Mathematics program here at Andrews was immensely positive. I never felt belittled or neglected by anyone in the department. The faculty helped feed my desire for knowledge and opened my mind to new mathematics and new ways of thinking. For example, learning proofs indirectly helped to develop my rhetorical critical-thinking skills. The math classes I took here at Andrews opened my eyes to a new world of things I can do or accomplish by simply using my head, and I truly feel like the sky is the limit. So as I move on to the next stages in my life, I am excited because I feel prepared, not because I feel I have accumulated sufficient knowledge for success, but because I am prepared to learn new things and solve new problems no one has faced before."

Why Study Math at Andrews?

Highly Ranked Nationally

Andrews University has been recognized as the #1 private college in Michigan by Niche and is the only Adventist University recognized as a national university by US News and World Report.

Our department is distinguished by offering a wide variety of courses and meaningful research opprotunities within a close-knit, diverse, faith-affirming community.

Our math graduates are hired by top companies, accepted into fully-funded PhD programs, and excel in a variety of competative careers.

High-Demand Careers

Mathematician/ Statistician

Median pay: $112,100.

Mathematicians and Statisticians analyze data and apply computational techniques to solve problems. Learn more.

Prepare by selecting one of the below concentrations.

Data Scientist

Median pay: $103,500.

Data scientists use analytical tools and techniques to extract meaningful insights from data. Learn more.

Prepare by combining the statistics concentration with a minor in computer science.


Median pay: $113,990.

Actuaries use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to analyze the economic costs of risk. Learn more.

Prepare by combining a mathematics or statistics concentration with a minor in finance/business.

Operations Research Analyst

Median pay: $85,720.

Operations research analysts use mathematics and logic to help solve complex issues. Learn more.

Prepare by selecting the applied mathematics concentration.

Mathematics B.S. | Choose Your Concentration

Theoretical Mathematics

39 credits Bulletin

Gives students a rigorous exposure to the major branches of mathematics, emphasizing proof-writing.

Applied Mathematics

39 credits | Bulletin

Trains students with the mathematical tools most relevant for solving problems in the natural and social sciences. 


39 credits Bulletin

Prepares students to analyze and interpret data utilizing statistical techniques that build upon a solid mathematical foundation. 

Second Major and Minors

Math Studies Major

30 credits | Bulletin

A second major for those pursuing another degree who cannot fit the math B.S. degree.

Mathematics Minor

20 credits | Bulletin

Communicate to future employers your analtical and problem-solving abilities.

Math Education Minor

23 credits | Bulletin

Prepares students for teaching elementary school mathematics.

Featured Alumni

Noe Reyes

Noe ('23) is a doctoral student in the applied mathematics PhD program at Brown University. Undergraduate research and advanced courses prepared him for grad school. 

Daniel Arn

Daniel ('22) is a software engineer at Google working on Google Cloud. He earned degrees in both math and computer science, helping him stand out in the interviews.

MinSeo Kang

MinSeo ('23) is a med student at Loma Linda University. The math degree can be easily combined with premed classes and math majors are top scorers on the MCAT.

Dillon Walter

Dillon ('23) is an acturial analyst for an insurance company. He earned the math degree with a business minor, then served as a student missionary in Kenya before graduating.

Meet Our Faculty

Our faculty have been recognized at Andrews for their teaching excellence and have taught millions around the globe through our YouTube channel. They are active in research in several mathematical disciplines, regularly presenting at regional and national conferences. All of our faculty are involved in mentoring students, often co-authoring papers with them. More than that, our faculty are invested in every students' personal and spiritual development.

Chantel Blackburn, PhD

Associate Professor of Mathematics Instruction

Research: Knowledge for teaching elementary mathematics

Anthony Bosman, PhD

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Department Chair

Research: Knot theory, low-dimensional topology

Joon Hyuk Kang, PhD

Professor of Mathematics

Research: Nonlinear elliptic and parabolic partial differential equations

Yun Myung Oh, PhD

Professor of Mathematics

Research: Riemannian geometry, submanifold theory

Said Kas-Danouche, PhD

Professor of Mathematics

Research: Mathematical modeling

Amanda Umlauf, MAT

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Instruction

Mission Statement

Through teaching, research, and service, the Andrews University Department of Mathematics seeks to provide leadership by:

  • Preparing a diverse student body with the mathematical understanding, problem-solving skills, and dispositions that enable career excellence;
  • Increasing mathematical and scientific knowledge through publication and presentation and engaging undergraduates in research;
  • Supporting the broader mathematics education community and mentoring others for generous service through a committed Christian life.