Location: Building 14, Room 2731Phone: (904) 620-2653Web Address: www.unf.edu/coas/math-stat/
Dr. Scott Hochwald, Chair
The mission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is to provide an excellent education for students in mathematics and statistics, to focus scholarly efforts on expanding our knowledge of those two disciplines, and to participate in activities that promote mathematics and statistics in relevant ways. Our programs are designed to provide majors and graduate students with the background necessary to pursue quantitative careers in mathematics or statistics as well as the background to pursue more advanced degrees. We also strive to provide students in General Education mathematics courses with substantive skills in quantitative and abstract reasoning and in the use of mathematics and statistics as computational and analytical tools.
Our courses are designed to educate in an appealing and thought-provoking manner. We strive to instill our students with an appreciation for the power of mathematics and statistics as well as a desire to be lifelong learners. Department faculty are encouraged to engage in research projects that either yield new results in their areas of expertise or that apply to problems of interest to scholars in other disciplines. Department faculty are also encouraged to be involved in meaningful professional service to the university and the disciplines regionally, nationally, and internationally. In addition, all of our endeavors are subject to self-reflection in an effort to maximize their effectiveness.
Mathematics & Statistics provide powerful tools for a constantly expanding variety of problems. There is hardly a field to which these intrinsically related sciences have not been applied, often providing capabilities that would have seemed fantastic only a few years ago. The Department of Mathematics & Statistics provides the student with an integrated approach to these areas and, at the same time, permits pursuit of a bachelor’s degree with concentration in either of the two disciplines. It is recommended that prospective mathematics and statistics majors elect strong science options in their freshman and sophomore years.
The student must select either the mathematics or statistics program. All mathematics and statistics majors must have a minor. Bachelor of Science students must select their minors from the approved list (see right menu for approved list). A grade of “C” or better in all prerequisite, major and minor courses is required for graduation. All majors must fulfill the University’s general education requirements and the College of Arts and Sciences graduation requirements. The minimum total hours required for all four-year degrees is 120 credit hours.
A student may apply for the honors program after completing at least Calculus I, Calculus II, and one other mathematics or statistics course (that counts toward the major) at the 3000-level or above. An overall GPA of at least 3.25 for courses at or above the level of Calculus I is required. Once accepted into the program, a student will work with a faculty member to select courses and to complete an honors project. Please see department chair for details.
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