The Department of Mathematics and Statistical Science offers two Bachelor of Science degrees, two academic minors, one Master of Art in Teaching degree, two Master of Science degrees, one Doctor of Philosophy degree, and two academic certificates.
The two Bachelor of Science degrees available in the Department of Mathematics and Statistical Science are: B.S. in Mathematics and B.S. in Statistics. Within the B.S. in Mathematics, there are four options (General Option, Computation Option, Quantitative Modeling Option, Mathematical Biology Option). Within the B.S. in Statistics there are two options (General Option and the Actuarial Science and Finance Option).
The Bachelor of Science degrees offer enough preparation for students wishing to pursue a graduate degree. Students can also become certified to teach secondary school by completing any of the mathematics degrees and a few courses in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.
The department also offers two minors: Mathematics and Statistics. Adding a minor in mathematics or statistics can help students build stronger credentials for employment and improve opportunities to attend graduate school. For many undergraduate students it only requires a few additional courses to add a minor. Students are encouraged to check their Degree Audit to see how close they are to adding a minor.
Students interested in other applications of mathematics or statistics are encouraged to pursue a dual major. Possible dual majors include computer science, physics, business, or education. To earn a teacher certification, students complete a major or minor in mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in Education degree.
At the graduate level, the department offers several degree programs. In Mathematics, students can earn a Master of Art in Teaching degree, a Master of Science degree, or a Doctor of Philosophy. In Statistics, students can earn a Master of Science degree (available on-campus or via distance learning). In addition, the department is also part of an interdisciplinary graduate program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
We also offer two graduate certificates: Statistics and Data Science. The objective of the certificate programs are to enhance the ability of the student to apply statistical methodologies in their chosen field of endeavor.