About the department

The study of mathematics, appropriately named the "Queen of the Sciences", is often motivated by problems in other fields, and even by questions that arise within its own domain. Acquaintance with mathematics is necessary to understand pressing problems in culture, science, and daily life.

Southern Hall, as seen from the All-American Rose GardenInformed by cutting-edge, internationally recognized scholarship, our faculty teach classes that address a large spectrum of mathematical study and direct award-winning student research.

The department offers undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Mathematics licensure, a masters in mathematics, and a doctoral degree in applied and computational mathematics through the College of Science and Technology's Computational Science degree program. Members are active in working with students in the Honors College. Many of our students have continued to graduate school here or elsewhere, and many now work in industry or academia.

The department is located in Southern Hall (pictured at right), to the right of the main entrance to the University from Hardy Street. The department's Math Zone is located across from Cook Library, and contains additional classroom space, along with a large computer lab available to students taking Intermediate or College Algebra. The department also sponsors a Math Tutoring Center; this facility provides complementary tutoring for all introductory math courses, including algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. Two general purpose computer labs are available to all mathematics students in Southern Hall, Rooms 205 and 318.

The department also operates a Math Forum where visitors can ask question on mathematics or our math program.

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