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Department of Mathematical Sciences

including Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics

College of Arts & Sciences

383 Bryan Building



Alex Chigogidze, Professor and Head of Department

Professors Blanchet-Sadri, Duvall, Lea, Sadri, J. Vaughan, T. Vaughan; Associate Professor Fabiano; Assistant Professors Byrd, Chhetri, Erovenko, Fu, Green, S. Richter, Suthaharan; Instructor Kilgariff; Lecturers Armstrong, Bass, Blackmon, Bradley, Carter, Case, Fritz, Harris, Howell, Iglesia, Keith, O’Connor, Sen, Shelton, Snipes, Weigel

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers undergraduate programs leading to the B.A. and B.S. degrees in Mathematics and the B.S. degree in Computer Science. The B.S. degree in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The Department also offers graduate programs leading to the M.A. degree in Mathematics (with specialities available in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, or applied statistics), and the M.S. degree in Computer Science.

Mathematics and Computer Science are excellent majors for the student whose immediate objective is to acquire a strong liberal arts education. The goal of all of the Department’s programs is to produce students who are both technically competent and sufficiently well grounded in theory that they can contribute to fundamental research in their chosen specialty. To give a professional direction to the student’s liberal arts education, the mathematics major may elect a concentration in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics or computer science, or seek secondary teacher licensure. Students seeking secondary teacher licensure should see Teacher Education Programs.

There are many opportunities for the undergraduate majors in the mathematical sciences in industry, government, business, and secondary school teaching. An undergraduate major in the mathematical sciences also provides excellent preparation for graduate studies in many areas, including actuarial sciences, computer science, economics, engineering, law, mathematics, operations research, and statistics. The majors can be specialized to allow preparation for any of these goals.

The department offices, classrooms, and study areas are located in the Bryan Building. Students have access to computing facilities including personal computer laboratories and workstations. The campus is fully networked locally. The University is an Internet node, and students and faculty have access to the Internet’s many features.


Accelerated Master’s Program for Mathematics Majors

Interested students should see Accelerated Master’s Programs for Undergraduates for details about the B.A. or B.S. in Mathematics/M.A. in Mathematics program requirements.