Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Mission Statement:


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.

Goals

  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.