Letter from the Chair
Nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Ozark Plateau, the Department of Mathematical Sciences serves over five thousand students per year, offering courses to every program on the University of Arkansas campus. With twenty-four faculty, eight instructors and nearly fifty graduate students, the department is proud of its commitment to the highest standards of research, teaching and service.
Our faculty represent a broad cross-section of mathematical disciplines, with active researchers in one and several complex variables, harmonic analysis, functional analysis, partial differential equations, low-dimensional topology, discrete geometry, commutative algebra, semi-groups, spatial statistics and other areas.
Each year, we host the Arkansas Spring Lecture Series, featuring illustrious mathematicians as main speakers. In recent years, this has grown into the cornerstone of our Math Month, which culminates in the Math Major and Alumni Picnic, held on the fourth Friday of each April.
Undergraduates can specialize in pure or applied mathematics, statistics, pre-secondary education, or actuarial studies. We offer many reading and topics courses and many of our majors conduct original mathematics research, writing a senior thesis.
Our graduate program is growing in size and strength. Nearly all of our graduate students are supported with a teaching stipend or a fellowship; for the best students, a combined package worth up to $33,000 per year may be available.
We have fun too! The Math Club, the Prospective Teachers Club, and AWSM (Arkansas Women in Statistics and Mathematics, pronounced "awesome") sponsor many activities throughout the year.