About the Department
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers baccalaureate and master degree programs, and a recently established doctorate degree program with concentrations in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Mathematics, and Mathematics Education. The department has a diversified faculty conducting research in several areas in mathematics, statistics, and their applications. These areas include algebra, analysis, biostatistics, biomathematics, combinatorics and graph theory, dynamical systems, mathematics education, matrix analysis, and numerical analysis. The members of the department regularly publish in top-ranked journals, more than 1/3 of the research faculty members are supported by various federal funded grants, and several members have been serving on editorial boards of journals.
The department promotes excellence in teaching. At the undergraduate level, the department offers degrees with various options. Students can choose from concentrations in actuarial science, computer information systems, computer science, decision science, statistics, or opt for no concentration. Currently, students can earn a master’s degree in mathematics without a concentration, or choose from concentrations in bioinformatics, biostatistics, discrete mathematics, scientific computing or statistics. Faculty members have been directing Ph.D. dissertations within the department, joint with other departments of the College of Arts and Sciences, and in conjunction with other universities.