The mathematical sciences have long provided the proper language of the physical sciences and engineering, and they are playing an increasingly important role in areas as diverse as computer science, the social sciences, business administration and economics, and the biological and medical sciences. Many are drawn to the study of mathematics and statistics precisely because of this broad applicability. Others are attracted by the rigorous training these disciplines provide in abstract reasoning, and the many surprising results and elegant arguments they encounter. The department offers a wide variety of courses in mathematics and statistics to meet the needs of a student body having very diverse interests. Anyone who would like to learn more about the department’s faculty, programs, courses, activities and other services is encouraged to explore the department website, or visit the department office.