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About the Ohio University Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics plays a critical and substantial role in Ohio University's teaching and research mission.

The Department of Mathematics plays a critical and substantial role in Ohio University's teaching and research mission. Its activities range from teaching math to first year students to providing rigorous mathematics training for engineers, scientists and math teachers to cutting-edge research in mathematics to interdisciplinary research. The Department views these roles as inter-related and complementary in the enterprise of mathematics and its applications at Ohio University.

We have an active, internationally-recognized faculty. Several faculty members have been recipients of International, National, College and University awards, including an NSF CAREER award and two Dean's Outstanding Teacher Awards. Two faculty members have recently held the title "University Distinguished Professor," the highest honor at Ohio University. Faculty members regularly collaborate with colleagues from other disciplines and around the world, and are often invited to give talks on their areas of expertise at international conferences and workshops.  The Department's faculty  includes experts in Algebra, Analysis, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Differential Equations and Dynamics, Mathematics Education, Topology and Set Theory, and Statistics and Stochastic Mathematics. Many faculty members are active at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate programs, integrating their expertise with teaching to give all their students the best training possible. Faculty members take an active role in developing and maintaining the curriculum and teaching methods.

The Mathematics Department offers undergraduate degrees in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics and Actuarial Sciences and a Minor in Mathematics. In addition, the department hosts an inter-disciplinary degree in Meteorology and a Mathematics major through the Honors Tutorial College (HTC) for students with exceptionally strong records. At the graduate level we have a M.S. degree program with tracks in Applied, Pure, and Computational Mathematics  and a Ph.D program with Pure and Applied tracks.  The Department's graduates have gone on to establish careers in business, government, and education.

Faculty members direct the Center of Ring Theory and its Applications, which sponsors a  variety of activities, including annual tutorials for graduate and advanced undergraduate students. The center has hosted over 50 visitors from some of the world's top universities. The Department also participates in inter-disciplinary research and education initiatives. In addition to individual collaborations, faculty also participate in the Quantitative Biology Institute at Ohio University and the Southeast Ohio Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science.