Mathematical sciences is a broad term that includes, in addition to areas of mathematics, those academic disciplines that are primarily mathematical in nature but may not be universally considered subfields of mathematics proper.
Mathematics provides the language and concepts in terms of which knowledge in almost all disciplines is understood and communicated, and it often provides the means and techniques for solving problems. The department’s curriculum helps students along paths leading to branches of science and technology as well as to mathematical specializations. It also allows students to prepare themselves for work in industry or government or in educational institutions.
There are 29 full-time faculty in the department, with two full-time support staff, 42 graduate assistants, and 26 (varies from semester to semester) part-time instructors. There are approximately 150 undergraduate majors and 71 graduate students in the master's and doctoral programs.