During COVID-19 restrictions, the best way to reach the Math Department office staff is by email at Math.Department@wwu.edu.
Mathematics is the study of pattern, structure, and change. Although it is one of the most ancient disciplines, new mathematics is being created every day. It can be found in everything from internet security, to green energy technology, to Wall Street investment strategies.
Math students at Western can explore many different areas of pure and applied mathematics, such as analysis, abstract algebra, differential equations, discrete mathematics, numerical analysis and statistics. With our small class sizes, students benefit from a high level of interaction with the faculty. Classes in the Department of Mathematics emphasize analytical thinking and problem-solving skills to prepare students for a wide range of career paths. Our recent graduates have gone on to jobs at Microsoft, Google, Premera Blue Cross, Liberty Mutual, Milliman, Raytheon and SAIC, among other companies. We have many graduates who are now teachers, and a number of our students have also gone on to Ph.D. programs throughout the country.