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.
In order to help students plan their programs, the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics provides placement assistance and the opportunity to meet with an adviser. All students are urged to avail themselves of these services, especially those students who are enrolling in their first mathematics or statistics course.
Students interested in majoring in mathematics are urged to meet with a department adviser. Students who have decided to major in mathematics should inform both the department and the registrar’s office of that decision. Mathematics majors are encouraged to participate in the activities of the department and to meet on a regular and continuing basis with a departmental adviser.