Department of Mathematics and Statistics


Dr. Zhuan YeOn behalf of my colleagues, I would like to welcome you to our website.

Our department offers programs leading to undergraduate degrees in mathematics, statistics, and teacher licensure, as well as a graduate degree in mathematics and a graduate certificate in applied statistics. Students graduating from these programs have had universal success in finding jobs. These include employment as actuaries, teachers, SAS programmers, biostatisticians, analysts and much, much more! In addition to successfully placing students in jobs, our program is also successful in preparing students for future graduate studies in mathematics, mathematics education, statistics, and computer science.

The department has reputable faculty members in teaching, as well as in academia and industry.  Beyond the classrooms, we provide students with research and internship opportunities. Students could conduct their research at the undergraduate level with faculty members as a part of their capstone projects.

Please take your time to explore our website and feel free to contact us with questions or comments. We are looking forward to seeing you on campus.


Zhuan (John) Ye, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair

NEW!!! M.S. in Data Science to be offered in Fall 2017

Mission Statement of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is a diversified community of scholars dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship, research, and service in the disciplines of mathematics, statistics and mathematics education.

The department is dedicated to the education of our students in the fields of mathematics and statistics and to the certification of teachers in secondary education. To that end we support curricula that lead to undergraduate and graduate degrees in mathematics and certification for teaching mathematics in secondary schools. In addition the department offers courses in mathematics and statistics that serve the needs of other degree programs of the University. To provide for the general education of all students the department offers courses for students of varying backgrounds and levels of mastery of mathematics. In all of these activities the department strives for excellence in teaching.

The department is dedicated to scholarship and research in the mathematical sciences, and to active participation in the professional life of its disciplines through publications and professional meetings.

The department regularly sponsors special lectures and activities to enrich the academic life of the campus and the larger community. Department members share in the role of faculty governance through committee participation at all levels within the University.

The department will continue to serve as the primary regional resource for the mathematical sciences by providing a diverse, energetic and highly qualified faculty with the instructional and research skills necessary to fulfill our mission.


  1. To maintain a commitment to excellence in teaching in the mathematics and statistics.
  2. To provide undergraduate programs in mathematics and statistics that prepare students for careers in education, business, industry or government and for graduate studies.
  3. To provide graduate programs in mathematics and statistics that prepare students for careers in education, business, industry or government and for further graduate studies.
  4. To cooperate with other departments in providing students with the appropriate concepts and skills in mathematics and statistics.
  5. To promote research and scholarship by the faculty in mathematics and statistics.
  6. To provide professional service to the University and to the community.