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Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics offers three undergraduate majors, an undergraduate minor, an M.S. degree in Mathematics Education, and Secondary Certification at both the post-baccalaureate and baccalaureate levels. SCSU's mathematics certification program is nationally recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

We are located on the first floor of Engleman Hall in the D wing. The department office is room D115A. Engleman Hall is #12 on the campus map. Our facilities include a Computer Lab (EN D 124) with 29 computers, a library/reading room (EN D 111), and a manipulatives lab (EN D 125).

A Note from the Chair

Dr. Leon Brin
How many ways are there to rearrange the letters of the word "Mathematics"?* What is the most efficient route for plowing snow off a town's roads?** Can a chess board with two of the diagonally opposite corners removed be covered by dominos each of which is exactly the size of two adjacent board squares?*** If questions like these pique your interest, a major or minor in mathematics might be for you. Our mission is to provide students with coursework and extra-curricular experiences that will enable them to enjoy any one of a number of fulfilling careers with a mathematical leaning. Small class sizes and an actively engaged faculty mean mathematics majors have the opportunity to form close relationships with their professors. Join the Math Club, weekly problem-solving seminars, trips to conferences, national and international competitions, or participate in the GeoGebra Institute of Southern Connecticut hosted right here in our department. If you are one of our top students, do a senior research project with a faculty member by completing an honors thesis. In the department of mathematics, there is something for everyone.

* Ask a statistician. ** Ask an applied mathematician. *** Ask a discrete mathematician.