Department of Mathematical Sciences


The Department of Mathematical Sciences aspires to achieve an active and collaborative learning community where each member contributes to the learning of others. To develop such a learning community, the Department has an academically diversified faculty with specializations from many fields of mathematics and physics. The main goal of the Department is to allow students to function as scientists in the workplace and to prepare them for graduate school and teaching through its major and minor programs. The Department strives to develop competent, confident, enthusiastic students who have a broad foundation in the study of mathematical science and who can apply their developed skills and knowledge to a wide variety of theoretical and applied programs. For those students who are not science majors, it is our goal to provide exposure to the process of doing science and a broad knowledge of the field of physics along with applications of these sciences to everyday life.

Undergraduate programs:

  • BA in Mathematics
  • BS in Actuarial Science
  • BS in Mathematics
  • Minor in Mathematics
  • Minor in Physics
  • Minor in Statistics

Graduate programs:

  • MS in Applied Mathematics

The bachelor of arts in mathematics will prepare a student well for a career in data analysis, actuary, or mathematics education. Any science, technology, or engineering career makes full use of a strong mathematics foundation. The bachelor of science in mathematics is well suited for engineering-related careers and for pursuing graduate school in mathematics. A minor in mathematics lays a strong foundation for those who wish to pursue higher education in the sciences or in business. A minor in statistics is advantageous to biostatistics, quality control, operations research, economic forecasting, marketing analysis and related professions.

Physics faculty conduct experimental and theoretical research, primarily in the fields of atomic, molecular, plasma, nuclear physics, and condensed matter. STEM students are strongly encouraged to participate in faculty-supervised research projects.  The research projects and the minor in physics will train you with excellent problem-solving skills that will in turn prepare you for success in graduate or professional schools and in STEM related careers.



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