The Department of Mathematics provides students with an extensive educational background in mathematics, mathematical programming and actuarial science.
The department encourages students to develop their own interests under the guidance of faculty. Students may take part in independent study or faculty-student research projects. They also have opportunities to present research papers at annual meetings sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America. Students and faculty members attend these meetings, at which mathematicians from around the world speak on the most recent advances in the field. Actuarial science majors also have an opportunity for internships in the actuarial field. Additionally, students are adequately guided and prepared for passing some of the examinations offered by the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and Society of Actuaries (SOA).