As part of a large public research university, the Mathematics Department performs many different roles in fulfilling its mission to discover and communicate mathematical knowledge. Mathematics is part of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA), the heart of the University of Michigan, and an extraordinary center of creativity, inquiry, and discovery. Combining the best of a research institution and a liberal arts college, students and faculty in more than 70 departments and programs explore the world's biggest questions together.