Student Handbook

Dear Mathematics Major:

Welcome to the Mathematical Sciences Department at William Paterson University and to the extended family of mathematicians all over the world. We congratulate your commitment to the field that over the generations has been dubbed as the “key to all sciences.”  We look forward to our joint participation in the effort to make your educational experience a rewarding and exciting one. 

The Student Handbook is designed to guide and help you through the mathematics program at William Paterson University.  Please read it thoroughly and keep it handy for future reference. 

The Department has an active Math Club, Actuarial Club and supports Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), and you are encouraged to join and get involved. You should take advantage of all academic support services and facilities we have to offer and attend Department seminars and events.

Finally, it is critical that you meet your Academic Advisor assigned to you as soon as possible. Your advisor will not only assist you each semester in course selection and charting your way through as a math major but also will answer your questions and concerns about the department and the university. If need be, do not hesitate to contact me or my colleagues regarding any matter that is on your mind.

I wish you the best. Take advantage of all that we have to offer in becoming a successful mathematician.


Dr. Peter Chen
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Student Handbook : Learning Outcomes

Student Handbook: Regulations

Student Handbook: Bill of Rights

Online Resources (by Dr. Nacin)