Department of Mathematical Sciences

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  • 2015 Faculty Opportunity Awards

    Statistics professor Jessica Jaynes was one of six College of Sciences faculty or teams who were recipients of a 2015 Faculty Opportunity Award, which provide support for the development of research areas with potential for continued funding.

  • It All Adds Up

    Malcolm Graham, UNLV’s first mathematics professor reminisces about how he ended up in Las Vegas and helped build the university from the ground up.

  • Formula for Successful Careers

    The College of Sciences and Department of Mathematical Sciences hosts Math Day event to encourage local high school students to continue their studies in math.

  • My Degree at Work: Avnish Bhatnagar

    He works for tech giant Google, loves the problem-solving nature of math, and has advice for how current UNLV students can take their classroom learning to the next level.

  • Math Placement Options

    The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers placement testing designed to provide information about the academic skills of students entering mathematics courses at UNLV. The primary function of the placement test is to help determine if a student is prepared for a college-level mathematics course, or if the student would benefit from a developmental course.


Welcome to the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Mathematics is the foundation for many technical and scientific fields. Mathematics aids and supplements our intuitions about the physical universe and about human behavior. The math department provides a broad spectrum of courses and opportunities in mathematics and statistics.

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