Mathematics is among the oldest disciplines. Throughout history, mathematics has spanned the spectrum from pure to applied areas. The ancient Greek mathematicians were interested in problems that ranged from properties of numbers to applications of mathematics to music and astronomy. The department of mathematics, statistics and physics fulfills its mission by offering a broad and representative collection of courses to give students the ability to select, with their advisors, a program that fits their needs and goals. The department of mathematics, statistics and physics offers bachelor’s (BA and BS), master’s (MS), and doctoral (PhD) degrees.

Note: For ease of description, certain courses in mathematics and statistics are categorized in the following groups (the courses in Group R are required of all majors):

Course Title Hours
Group R
An Introduction to Advanced Mathematics
Linear Algebra
Advanced Calculus I
Numerical Methods
Differential Equations I
Group A
Fundamental Concepts of Algebra
Elementary Topology
Elementary Number Theory
Elementary Geometry
Modern Geometry
Group B
Elementary Probability and Mathematical Statistics
Statistical Methods I
Statistical Methods II
Elementary Survey Sampling
Applied Nonparametric Statistical Methods
Applied Regression Analysis
Theory of Statistics I
Theory of Statistics II
Applied Statistical Methods I
Applied Statistical Methods II
Group C
Applied Combinatorics
Introduction to Complex Variables
Mathematical Models
Advanced Calculus II
Introduction to Mathematical Data Analysis
Differential Equations II
Optimization Theory
Numerical Linear Algebra
Ordinary Differential Equations
Partial Differential Equations I

Students majoring in mathematics should consult closely with their mathematics advisors on any of these programs.