The Department of Mathematics offers the BA, BS, MA, and PhD degrees.
Undergraduate instruction is offered for students in engineering, the natural sciences, and mathematics. Probability, statistics, and discrete mathematical courses are available for the above and for social science students. A survey course is taught for those seeking degrees in one of the humanities. The department has assumed responsibility for applied mathematics and a special course for architecture majors.
The graduate program offers courses in lattice theory, functional analysis, logic, ring theory, complex functions theory, partial differential equations, topology, algebraic geometry, universal algebras and function algebras, probability, combinatorics, number theory, harmonic analysis, differential geometry, operator theory, and applied mathematics. Research efforts parallel instruction in these areas.
The Mathematics selector is responsible for most materials acquired in support of Mathematics departments programs. Selection is assisted by the individual members of the Mathematics department using such source material as approval plan forms and catalogs and advertisements.
Acquisitions for mathematics courses applicable to the computer sciences and to artificial intelligence are made by selectors for information science and engineering.
Acquisitions appropriate for non-science disciplines (e.g. architecture, business, economics, etc.) are routed to the discipline selectors. Works on the teaching of mathematics are the joint responsibility of the education selector and the mathematics selector. Audiovisual materials are acquired by the Wong AV Center.
By virtue of the Mathematics Department's subscription to the Pacific Journal of Mathematics, a number of European and Asian journals are received on exchange.
Date compiled: 7/01 Compiler: Kristen L. Anderson