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Department of Mathematics and Statistics

College of Arts & Sciences

116 Petty Building



Ratnasingham Shivaji, Professor and Head of Department

Professors Duvall, Gupta, Vaughan

Associate Professors Bouziakova, Chhetri, Erovenko, Fabiano, Richter, Seaman, Tangedal

Assistant Professors Bell, Deutsch, Nicolas, Pauli, Rychtar, Saidak, Smyth, Yasaki

Lecturers Blackmon, Weigel

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers undergraduate programs leading to the B.A. and B.S. degrees in Mathematics with concentrations in statistics, pure, applied, and interdisciplinary mathematics, and computer science. The Department also offers a graduate program leading to the M.A. degree in Mathematics (with specialties available in pure mathematics, applied 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 any of the above concentrations or seek secondary teacher licensure. Students seeking secondary teacher licensure should see Teacher Education Programs.

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.

The department offices, classrooms, and study areas are located in the Bryan Building. Students have access to computing facilities including personal computer laboratories and workstations. The campus is fully networked locally. The University is an Internet node, and students and faculty have access to the Internet’s many features.

This page was last updated on June 8, 2011.