Mathematics and Computer Science

The Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Olivet Nazarene University offers programs on 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

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.

View Special Programs

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 with community middle school and high school students
15/20
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 also teaches calculus, linear algebra, abstract algebra, number theory and differential equations. For the 2010-2011 academic year, he was a Project NExT fellow. This is a professional development program for new or recent Ph.D.s in the mathematical sciences, sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America. It addresses all aspects of an academic career, with an emphasis on the teaching and learning of mathematics, and provides participants with a network of peers and mentors as they assume these responsibilities.

Mathematics Faculty

Olivet Mathematics and Computer Science Alumni have been seen at:
Take the next step

Apply Today

Ready to take the next step? Applying takes only a few minutes, and is a great way to get the ball rolling. It helps us know you are serious about college, and considering Olivet. We will take it from there!

Apply Today


Visit Online

Explore campus with an online tour and set-up a virtual meeting with your admissions counselor. Of course, you will want to come to campus as soon as possible, but our online visit should help you in the meantime.

Begin Online Visit


Schedule a Visit

Excited to experience more? We’d love to plan a personalized visit just for you. Click below and we’ll schedule a time for you to travel to Olivet, take a campus tour, meet your admissions counselor, and visit with a professor.

Schedule your Visit