Mathematics and Statistics
The purpose of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is to provide a well-rounded
program for students majoring in the mathematical sciences and to fulfill the mathematical
science needs of students in other fields of study. To this end, the department emphasizes
excellence in teaching, and encourages the professional growth of its faculty through
study, research, and consulting.
The Department offers a major leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Statistics. We also offer a minor in mathematics and a minor in applied statistics. Students pursuing a degree in Mathematics and Statistics also must have a minor in another discipline.
All first-time freshmen must successfully complete CAS 100: First Year Experience as a degree requirement. Students must enroll during their first term at USA, except for summer-entry students who must enroll in the fall semester following entry. ST 335 will fulfill the technology proficiency requirement.
Where to Begin in the Mathematics Courses
Students must begin at the proper level and in the proper track in mathematics. Students who lack college level credit in mathematics should take the placement exam at least 48 hours prior to registering for a mathematics course. Students must call 251-460-6264 to register to take the test. Times and days of the test are available at the department website.
A Master of Science degree in Mathematics is offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The program has been designed to meet the varied needs and goals of most students seeking advanced degrees in mathematics. The course of study accommodates students interested in traditional and modern mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and computer science.
Requirements for Admission
Students are admitted each semester. The following criteria supplement the Graduate School criteria (see Categories of Admission).
- A bachelor's degree in mathematics or in a mathematics-related field from an accredited institution of higher education with a concentration of upper-level mathematics courses including a sequence in advanced calculus or real analysis.
- Submission of scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination. A minimum combined score of 297 (or 1000 on exam taken prior to July 2011 - good till July 2016) on the verbal and quantitative sections or a minimum score of 148 (or 600 on exam taken prior to July 2011 - good until July 2016) on the quantitative section (without regard to the score on the verbal section). An advanced degree or other standardized test score may be considered in lieu of a GRE score.
Applicants who do not meet all requirements for regular admission, but who do meet the Graduate School requirements for provisional admission, will be considered for provisional admission. Applicants must have an undergraduate major in mathematics or a closely related field with a concentration of upper-level mathematics courses. Applicants who are deficient in their undergraduate preparation may be denied admission or may be required to take undergraduate courses in the areas of deficiency without graduate credit in addition to the normal degree requirements listed below.
Applicants who do not meet all the conditions for provisional admission or who are not interested in earning a graduate degree may apply for non-degree admission. Adequate undergraduate preparation in mathematics which indicates a reasonable chance of success in graduate mathematics courses is required for non-degree admission. After admission, permission of the department graduate coordinator is required for each course taken. In cases where undergraduate preparation is inadequate for a particular graduate course, a plan of study including additional undergraduate courses can be worked out in consultation with the graduate coordinator.
Graduate students holding assistantships are usually assigned duties such as tutoring or supervising recitation sections in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Awards are normally made for the academic year, but positions occasionally become available during the year. An assistantship application can be obtained from the Graduate Coordinator in the department and online. Three letters of recommendation sent directly to the Graduate Coordinator are required. Graduate Assistants are required to enroll in MA 592 (Seminar) each semester.
Policies and Procedures
The document "Department Policies and Procedures for the MS Degree Program in Mathematics" is posted on the departmental web site. It contains details concerning advising, the comprehensive examination, graduate assistant duties, student meetings and colloquia.
Degrees, Minors, or Certificates
|Mathematics and Statistics Faculty|
|Benko, David||Mathematics and Statistics||Associate Professor||MS, University of Szeged
MS, University of Szeged
PHD, University of South Florida
PHD, University of Szeged
|Bindele, Huybrechts F.||Mathematics and Statistics||Assistant Professor||BS, Marien Ngouabi University
MS, Marien Ngouabi University
MS, Internatl Centre for Theo Phys
PHD, Auburn University
|Brick, Stephen G.||Mathematics and Statistics||Associate Professor||BA, University of California-Berk
MA, University of California-Berk
PHD, University of California-Berk
|Byrne, Maria A.||Mathematics and Statistics||Associate Professor||BS, University of Notre Dame
MS, University of Notre Dame
PHD, University of Notre Dame
|Carter, J. S.||Mathematics and Statistics||Professor||BS, University of Georgia
PHD, Yale University
|Chataut, Laxmi K.||Mathematics and Statistics||Part-Time Instructor||BS, Tribhuvan University
MA, University of Alabama
MS, Tribhuvan University
PHD, University of Alabama
|Chilukuri, Sridevi||Mathematics and Statistics||Part-Time Instructor||BS, Kakatiya University
MS, Osmania University
|Dasgupta, Shibasish||Mathematics and Statistics||Assistant Professor||MPHIL, University of Pune
MS, University of Pune
PHD, University of Florida
|Dasinger, Jacob A.||Mathematics and Statistics||Instructor||BS, University of South Alabama
MS, University of South Alabama
PHD, University of Southern Miss
|Dey, Rajarshi||Mathematics and Statistics||Assistant Professor||BS, Presidency University-Calcutta
MS, Indian Institute of Technolo
MS, University of Florida
PHD, Kansas State University
|Dunlap, Amanda L.||Mathematics and Statistics||Part-Time Instructor||BS, University of South Alabama
MS, University of South Alabama
|Farmer, Sonna L.||Mathematics and Statistics||Senior Instructor||BS, Mississippi State University
MS, Mississippi State University
|Feldvoss, Jorg||Mathematics and Statistics||Associate Professor||DNS, Univ HamburgMA, Univ Hamburg
|Jones II, Paul W.||Mathematics and Statistics||Instructor||BS, University of Florida
MS, Louisiana State University
|Kosovalic, Nemanja||Mathematics and Statistics||Assistant Professor||BS, Univ of Toronto
MS, Univ of Toronto
PHD, York University
|Lin, Christopher C.||Mathematics and Statistics||Assistant Professor||BA, Boston University
MS, University of California-Irvin
PHD, University of California-Irvin
|Lopez-Garcia, Abey||Mathematics and Statistics||Assistant Professor||MS, Vanderbilt University
PHD, Vanderbilt University
|Meyer, Karlene N.||Mathematics and Statistics||Assistant Professor||BS, Georgetown University
MS, Georgetown University
PHD, Tulane University
|Michaelides, Andreas||Mathematics and Statistics||Assistant Professor||BS, SUNY at Stony Brook
MS, Tulane University
PHD, Tulane University
|Mulekar, Madhuri S.||Mathematics and Statistics||Professor||BS, University of Mumbai
MS, University of Mumbai
PHD, Oklahoma State University
|Pavelescu, Andrei B.||Mathematics and Statistics||Assistant Professor||BA, University of Bucharest
MA, Johns Hopkins University
MPHIL, University of Pennsylvania
PHD, University of Southern CA
|Pavelescu, Elena||Mathematics and Statistics||Assistant Professor||BA, University of Bucharest
PHD, University of Pennsylvania
|Pillen, Cornelius||Mathematics and Statistics||Professor||MS, University of Mass-Amherst
PHD, University of Mass-Amherst
|Prokhorov, Vasiliy A.||Mathematics and Statistics||Professor||DSC, Steklov Mathematical InstituteMS, Moscow State University
PHD, Steklov Mathematical Institute
|Straub, Armin||Mathematics and Statistics||Assistant Professor||MS, Tulane University
PHD, Tulane University
|Todd, Albert J.||Mathematics and Statistics||Assistant Professor||BA, University of Texas- Arlington
MA, University of Rochester
PHD, University of Rochester
|Tulapurkar Mishra, Nutan||Mathematics and Statistics||Associate Professor||BS, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya
MS, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya
MS, University of South AlabamaPHD, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya
|Wang, Bin||Mathematics and Statistics||Professor||BS, Univ of Sc and Tech of China
MS, Univ of Sc and Tech of China
PHD, Case Western Reserve U