The faculty and staff of the Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences are committed to excellence in teaching, research, service and outreach. The Department provides a foundation in Mathematical and Physical Sciences for all undergraduate students as well as teacher certification programs for mathematics and physical sciences majors and graduate students. The programs within the Department lead to discovery, analysis and dissemination of mathematics, statistics and physics knowledge. Our goals are to equip the graduate with the tools necessary to fully participate in a technological society and competitive global environment. The Department is committed to:
Transmit mathematical and physical ideas through teaching and related activities;
Contribute to the advancement of mathematics and physics through quality research;
Utilize the department's resources to aid the University and community in the allocations of mathematics and physics; and
To serve as a resource of mathematical and physical knowledge and pedagogy for the University and community.
The mathematical and physical sciences are central to all scientific disciplines and form the basis for innovation in modern technology. The Department's vision is to create an integrated teaching, research and outreach unit to enhance the visibility, linkages and impact of mathematics and physics at the University and community. Vital core focus areas will be developed and participation in multidisciplinary collaborations will be encouraged. The Department will maintain broad strength in mathematical and physical sciences and cement connections between areas in order to provide the foundations that underline scientific principles and to prepare students to function and flourish in an increasingly technological society.