Mathematics and Computer Science

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Olivet Nazarene University offers programs in which students can build the future. Students develop innovative, analytic and quantitative reasoning skills and have opportunities to participate in numerous opportunities outside of the classroom such as programming competitions, presenting research at conventions, and networking with successful professional organizations. At Olivet, students receive the education, help and encouragement they need to succeed in a very competitive field. Students and faculty work together to design each student’s future.

 


Areas of Study

Actuarial Science
Computer Science & Emerging Technologies
Computing Technology
Cybersecurity
Data Science
Information Systems
Mathematics
Mathematics Education

Certifications

While in the Computer Science program, students are given the opportunity to receive up to thirteen different certifications.

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Research Opportunities

Olivet’s Pence-Boyce research grants are for undergraduate students and their faculty mentors. Funded by alumni and friends of Olivet, this program honors two former Olivet professors, Elbert Pence (physics) and Fannie Boyce (mathematics). Many alumni have excelled in their careers as a result of participating in this program.

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By the Numbers
$63,000
average salary for entry level Computer Science position
300k
unfilled cyber security jobs in the U.S.
1:1
tutoring opportunities with community middle school and high school students
75%
of the fastest growing careers require math and science proficiency
Meet the Faculty

Justin Brown

Dr. Brown joined Olivet's faculty as a full-time professor in 2009. He currently serves as the Chair for the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and teaches calculus, linear algebra, abstract algebra and number theory. He also teaches in the university’s honors program. During his time at Olivet, Dr. Brown has supervised several student research projects; some for students graduating with honors, and others for students participating in the Pence-Boyce summer research program. He has coauthored two textbooks for graduate level students in algebraic geometry, which is the specialty area of mathematics in which he earned his Ph.D. at Northeastern University in Boston.

Mathematics Faculty

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