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2020-2021 Catalog
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About Mathematics and Statistics program


Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Location:Building 14, Room 2731
Phone: (904) 620-2653
Web Address: www.unf.edu/coas/math-stat/

Dr. Richard Patterson, Chair

Mission

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.

The Program

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.

General Information

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.

Honors in Mathematics and Statistics

A student may apply for honors in the major after completing at least Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and two other mathematics or statistics courses (that count 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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Department of Mathematics and Statistics Faculty


Richard F. Patterson, Professor & Chair

Faiz B. Al-Rubaee, Associate Professor Emeritus

Beyza C. Aslan, Associate Professor

Denis R. Bell, Professor

Devrim Bilgili, Associate Professor

Adel N. Boules, Professor

Elena M. Buzaianu, Associate Professor

William H. Caldwell, Professor Emeritus

Hugh R. Cornell, Associate Instructor

Malgorzata M. Czerwinska, Associate Professor & Lower Program Director

Michelle R. DeDeo, Associate Professor

Daniel L. Dreibelbis, Associate Professor & Undergraduate Program Director

Alina R. Dumitru, Associate Professor

Jose A. Franco, Assistant Chair

Daniela T. Genova, Associate Professor

James Gleaton, Associate Professor

Sami M. Hamid, Associate Professor

Jongsook Han, Instructor

Fei Hen, Assistant Professor

Scott H. Hochwald, Associate Professor

Yisu Jia, Assistant Professor

Jae-Ho Lee, Assistant Professor

Leonard J. Lipkin, Professor Emeritus

Ognjen B. Milatovic, Professor

Donna L. Mohr, Professor Emeritus

Mohammad M. Rahman, Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director

Luminita Razaila, Associate Instructor

Paul W. Rowe, Associate Instructor

Ping Sa, Professor

Pali Sen, Professor Emeritus

Jaimee E. Stewart, Instructor

Jingcheng Tong, Professor

Kening Wang, Associate Professor

William J. Wilson, Professor Emeritus

Peter S. Wludyka, Professor Emeritus

Mei-Qin Zhan, Professor

Qiang Zhen, Associate Professor

 

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