Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics Department
The focus of the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics is to create an environment that appreciates and understands two important branches of knowledge in the liberal arts: mathematics and statistics.
Develop the Powers of Logical Thought and Critical Analysis
Students are provided with guided opportunities to develop powers of logical thought and critical analysis—together—with an orientation for modeling in applications. Courses are designed to provide an appropriate mathematics or statistics education for students, whether they are majoring in the department or taking courses in the general education program or to complement another major.
Student Involvement in Mathematics and Statistics
There is an active student-operated Mathematics and Statistics Club, which all students are welcome to join. The department has its own chapter—Minnesota Zeta—of the national honorary mathematics society, Pi Mu Epsilon. Qualified sophomores, juniors, and seniors may earn membership.
Goals for Our Students
Communicate about and with mathematics and statistics in oral and written formats
Understand and use mathematical and statistical theory and techniques to analyze and solve problems
Translate real-world problems into mathematical situations and then apply mathematics and/or statistics to solve those problems.