About the Department
The Department of Mathematical Sciences is committed to excellence in teaching, research and service to the State of Arkansas, supporting a central role in the mission of the University of Arkansas with 27 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, more than 50 graduate assistants and 150 mathematics majors. Regardless of major or program, each year more than 5,000 students take math coursework on campus.
Department faculty represent a broad cross-section of mathematical disciplines, performing active research in both single variable and complex variables, harmonic analysis, functional analysis, partial differential equations, low-dimensional topology, discrete geometry, commutative algebra, semi-groups, spatial statistics and other areas.
Undergraduates may specialize in pure or applied mathematics, statistics, pre-secondary education, or actuarial studies. Many reading and topics courses are offered and many of our majors conduct original mathematics research, including the writing of a senior thesis.
The Mathematical Sciences Graduate program continues to grow in size and strength. Many of our graduate students are supported with a teaching stipend or a fellowship. Top students compete for a combined package worth up to $39,000 per year.
The long-running Arkansas Spring Lecture Series features illustrious mathematicians as main speakers and offers public lectures for the community at large. In recent years this event has grown into the cornerstone of our Math Month every April, which culminates in the Math Major and Alumni Picnic held on the fourth Friday of each April.
The department exists in an informal and collegial atmosphere, with active math-oriented student organizations in the Math Club and Arkansas Women in Statistics and Mathematics. Our twice weekly tea-time is a popular get-together for faculty, graduate students and math majors.