The Department of Mathematics, located in the 7800 York Road building, offers bachelor's degree programs with concentrations in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Actuarial Science and Risk Management, and Mathematics Secondary Education. The department also offers master's degree programs in Applied and Industrial Mathematics, and Mathematics Education. The department emphasizes teaching excellence as its primary goal. The major educational objectives are to provide an appreciation for mathematics and its applications to other disciplines, to encourage the development of higher-order thinking and problem solving skills, and to prepare students for further study and employment. Student learning focuses on the interdependence of theory and application, and is enhanced by the appropriate use of technology. Opportunities for advanced student scholarship are provided through the Applied Mathematics Laboratory and competitions at the national and international level.
Mathematics, as a core discipline in the arts and science, is essential to many fields of study. As a result, offerings of the department are integral to a variety of programs throughout the university. Mathematics courses are also important components of the general education curriculum. The department supports mathematics education at the community, state, and national levels by providing workshops and in-service courses. Quality teaching, research, and publication of scholarly works contribute to the department's continuing goal to attain excellence in mathematics and mathematics education.