Mathematics and Computer Science

Students will find strong programs in mathematics, computer science and mobile and web app development as well as mathematics education at NMU. The department also provides a solid background for students wanting to pursue careers in actuarial sciences, medicine, dentistry, health professions, architecture, electronic engineering and business.

Experience learning

At Northern, you’ll have the opportunity to dig into research projects and experience emerging technologies in our specialty labs. Work with robots and the latest mathematics modeling tools and programming platforms, perhaps creating video games or new forms of life through artificial intelligence. Travel and even present your work at such events as the Argonne National Symposium in Chicago and at MCTM and NCTM Conferences across the country. In and out of the classroom, you’ll work side-by-side with your professors and peers, applying concepts to real-world situations and vice-versa.


Career excellence

Actuary, mathematician and software engineer rank in the top ten of the best jobs of 2015 according to the JobsRated.com report. Computer Systems Analyst and Network Computer Systems Administrator also made the list.



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Degrees Offered

What you'll do at NMU

As an NMU student, your opportunities to get involved on campus and in the community are boundless. Compete against students from major universities throughout the world in the ACM North Central North American Regional Programming Contest. Or join the Student Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery and help plan and host the NMU Invitational Programming Contest, involving as many as 24 teams. Join the Math Club and help plan and host the annual U.P. High School Math Challenge. Serve as a math mentor. Spend Friday nights with fellow UNIX aficionados. Or get a foot in the door with a major computer company such as Intel as an intern. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll have the personal attention and support of talented, caring teachers every step of the way.​

Mathematics and Computer Science Departmentmath_cs@nmu.edu906-227-2020

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