Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and statistics are disciplines that are embedded in every human endeavor with a quantitative component. To name just a few, mathematics and statistics are used in physics, chemistry, economics, finance, biology, business, as well as many other fields that you may be interested in. Whether techniques from our disciplines are an essential tool in your studies, or you wish to study mathematics and statistics in its own right, we are happy to do our part in honing your mathematics and statistics skills!
We have more than 20 dedicated full-time faculty members whose educational efforts take several forms:
- Teaching classes: Our faculty excel in making difficult material understandable. It is no surprise that several of them have received Board of Regents' Teaching Awards!
- Student research: Students gain advanced knowledge through participation in research projects with faculty members, which are plentiful. A prominent example was the BioMaPS program, a collaboration of some of our faculty with faculty from the Department of Biology.
- Mathematics-related social activities: Our faculty are enthusiastic supporters of organizations such as the Euclidean Math Club (which produced the recruiting video below), or chapters of national organizations Pi Mu Epsilon and the Association for Women in Mathematics.
Our faculty regularly publishes research in pure and applied mathematics, and statistics. Keeping abreast of new developments in our areas of specialty helps us in shaping new curriculum content. We are supported by excellent physical facilities and strong library holdings of many current journals in the mathematical sciences.
Our department offers programs leading to baccalaureate and master's degrees. Please look through our pages to learn the details of our programs and familiarize yourself with the department's other activities. Thank you for visiting!