Department of Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics has always embraced a broad view of its mission, which includes leadership in the classical fields of Algebra, Analysis, Applied Mathematics, Geometry, and Probability, as well as cutting-edge interdisciplinary research involving the other Sciences. We emphasize the art of teaching as well as the cultivation of the next generation of Mathematics teachers, and we engage in outreach to our local and state communities.
The Department of Mathematics prides itself on student centered instruction. We love finding opportunities to work individually with students and engaging them in our research and creative efforts. Three of our students were cited in the College Mathematics Journal in 2008 for their solutions of challenging problems. Other students have worked on research projects with our faculty and presented their work at regional conferences. Our students enjoy socializing in two campus organizations – a club for students interested in math and computer science (MAX), and the Math Education Student Association (MESA).
Recent graduates of our programs have started careers as actuaries, defense industry experts, high school teachers, and programmer/analysts. Others have gone on to graduate school in mathematics. Graduates of each program will cultivate the capabilities for presenting logical arguments, thinking abstractly, and formulating and solving problems. These attributes prepare the student for a lifetime of continuous advancement.
The Department of Mathematics offers the following degrees: