Students who earn degrees in mathematics and statistics enjoy a wide range of career opportunities with high earning potential.
The department promotes excellence in teaching, and it has a diverse faculty engaged in research covering broad areas in mathematics, statistics and their applications. At the undergraduate level, the department offers degrees with concentrations in actuarial science, computer information systems, computer science, decision science or statistics as well as the option of no concentration.
At the graduate level, 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, jointly with other departments of the College of Arts and Sciences, and in conjunction with other universities.
Mathematics is one of the great unifying themes in our modern culture. It is a language, a science, an art form and a tool of tremendous power. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics, in its courses for both majors and non-majors, seeks to introduce students to this vast area of knowledge and to show them how mathematics can be used to solve problems.