The Department of Mathematics & Statistics is committed to exemplary teaching and learning, scholarship, and service. Our courses are designed to provide every student with the technical background they will need, and to inculcate a love for the "veritas" of logical thought and elegant reasoning. The aim of our Undergraduate and Graduate programs is that our mathematics students can formalize, define, analyze, prove, and communicate mathematical results.
As an essential part of our educational mission, our department consists of scholarly and caring faculty members. We expect that each faculty member be aware of current developments in mathematics and mathematical pedagogy, with many faculty members contributing scholarly publications. The department assists the community, the profession and the University generously through committee and leadership roles and other forms of services.
College graduates with a bachelor's in mathematics qualify for a broad range of positions in business, industry, government and education.
Companies in the computer and communications industries employ many mathematicians, as do oil companies, banks, insurance companies, and consulting firms.
Almost every bureau and branch of the federal government employ mathematicians in various capacities.