The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a diversity of courses designed not only to enable the student to pursue careers in mathematics or statistics, but also to enhance the student's competence in the fields of engineering, the physical sciences, the life sciences, and the social sciences. The Department offers programs leading to the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees.
The undergraduate program emphasizes the broad nature of modern mathematics and statistics and their close association with the real world. The program is designed to prepare students for entry into graduate school or careers in industry or secondary education.
The graduate programs strive to provide students seeking a graduate degree in mathematics or statistics with the experience and knowledge to understand and value prior accomplishments in the discipline while supplying the training to develop the skills necessary for a meaningful contribution to the intellectual framework and applications of the discipline.
The Department is also committed to providing services to the community in which it resides. This is accomplished primarily through the STEM Education Center, the Center for Industrial and Interdisciplinary Mathematics, free public lectures, and individual faculty involvement in community activities.