About Our Department

Our mathematics and statistics department’s faculty members take a unique approach to the study of mathematics, focusing on applied mathematics. Applied mathematics is a branch of mathematics that deals with mathematical methods that find use in science, engineering, business, computer science and industry.

This means that as an applied mathematics student, you won’t just be crunching numbers; you’ll be using mathematics to solve problems in the career of your choice.

Even if you’re not a math major, you can expect to take more than one mathematics course at S&T. In fact, most students take two or more years of mathematics, so it’s good that the department’s placement program has a proven track record of putting students in appropriate courses. As a result, our student success rate in calculus is the envy of most mathematics departments nationwide, where failure rates of 50 percent or more in calculus are cause for much concern.

The department incorporates modern technology into its curriculum, including sophisticated computer algebra systems such as Maple and Mathematica.