Department of Mathematics and Statistics
College of Arts & Sciences
116 Petty Building
Ratnasingham Shivaji, Professor and Head of Department
Professors Chhetri, Duvall, Fabiano, Gupta, Richter, Rychtář, Vaughan
Associate Professors Bell, Erovenko, Gao, Pauli, Saidak, Seaman, Smyth, Tangedal, Yasaki, Zhang
Assistant Professors Fernós, Lewis, Rowell, Ryang
Academic Professional Howell
Lecturers Lewis, Shim, Weigel
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers undergraduate programs leading to the B.A. and B.S. degrees in Mathematics with concentrations in Mathematics, Statistics, and High School Teaching Licensure as well as a minor in Mathematics and a minor in Statistics. The department also offers a graduate program leading to the M.A. degree in Mathematics (with concentrations available in Mathematics or Applied Statistics) and to the Ph.D. degree in Computational Mathematics.
Mathematics is an excellent major for the student whose immediate objective is to acquire a strong liberal arts education. The goal of all of the department’s programs is to produce students who are both technically competent and sufficiently well grounded in theory that they can contribute to fundamental research in their chosen specialty. To give a professional direction to the student’s liberal arts education, the mathematics major may elect one of the above concentrations. Students seeking secondary teacher licensure should choose the B.A. degree with the High School Teaching Licensure concentration.
There are many opportunities for the undergraduate majors in the mathematical sciences in industry, government, business, and secondary school teaching. An undergraduate major in the mathematical sciences also provides excellent preparation for graduate studies in many areas, including actuarial sciences, computer science, economics, engineering, law, mathematics, operations research, and statistics. The majors can be specialized to allow preparation for any of these goals.