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.

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 43 full-time faculty in the department, with three full-time support staff, 34 graduate assistants, and eight (varies from semester to semester) part-time instructors. There are approximately 220 undergraduate majors and 52 graduate students in the master's and doctoral programs.