Careers for Today and the Future
Our department teaches mathematics, computer science, and statistics courses to all students, providing the foundations in quantitative reasoning within the general education. Specialized electives provide in-depth educational experiences for student in our majors. All programs are based on an understanding of mathematics as one of humankind’s most impressive intellectual achievements. A careers-for-today-and-the future approach provides the framework for programs in the Department.
Within each major, students choose a blend of mathematics, computer science, and statistics appropriate to building strong foundations for professional development.
Courses Touch Virtually Every Student
Virtually every program at Purdue University Northwest depends on one or more of the courses provided by the department to fulfill degree requirements. Not surprisingly then, a majority of students on campus take at least one of the many courses given in the department. Our courses are designed to also enable a student to transfer to another Purdue University campus, or other college or university, to complete a baccalaureate degree in mathematics, statistics, or other related discipline.
Easy Access to Faculty, Mentored Research Projects
If you enjoy math, statistics and computer science, you will be challenged by the courses offered by the department. You can take advantage of the easy access to the faculty and the opportunities to work directly with faculty on independent study projects, or through mentored research programs. The department has over 25 faculty members on our two campuses. The research interests of our faculty span a broad range of specialties including number theory, algebra, graph theory, numerical analysis, and applied statistics, and mathematics.