Mathematics has been studied for thousands of years. People from all over the world and from across the political and social spectrum have contributed significantly to its advancement. From the ancient Greeks’ discussions of geometry to modern-day discussions on internet security, mathematics is a field of study that is massive and fascinating, a field where most educated adults have merely managed to scratch the surface, and a field that will provide a lifetime of learning.
Department of Mathematics Mission Statement
The mission of the Department of Mathematics is to promote the acquisition and dissemination of mathematical knowledge and skills. The department prepares students for further academic study and successful careers by offering a wide variety of mathematics courses, providing opportunities for student research and presentations, and encouraging student participation in extracurricular mathematical activities.
Faculty in ASU’s Mathematics Department build mentoring relationships with their students and maintain an open-door policy for students who need individual help outside of class. Most upper-division classes have fewer than 20 students, and lower-division classes average fewer than 40.
Students interested in undergraduate research pair up with professors to pursue projects and then present their work. Faculty also closely monitor the curriculum to ensure that it meets the needs of students. For example, they have created a senior-level seminar class to help students learn to write research papers and make research presentations.
A Strong Community
Our Mathematics Department has worked to create a community of mathematical scholars. Many students are active in the local chapter of the Pi Mu Epsilon national mathematics honor society or our local chapter of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). The department also hosts several other events throughout the academic year that help foster the community atmosphere.
Students learn mathematical principles, abstract thinking and problem-solving skills that are applicable across many fields, particularly the sciences, and help them quickly get up to speed with other industries. Our students learn to be independent thinkers.
For more than 15 years, ASU students have maintained a 100 percent pass rate on the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) teacher certification test for secondary mathematics. Other students pursue careers in economics, engineering and technology, computer science and medicine.
For more information about the Mathematics Department, call 325-942-2111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.