Dr. Ira J. Walker

Dr. Arun Verma

Undergraduate Math Program

The Department of Mathematics offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. The major objective of the department is to offer courses and programs which:

  1. Enable students to develop a mastery of reasoning and analytic processes,
  2. Empower students with an appreciation for, understanding of, and skills in the practical applications of mathematics,
  3. Assist students in developing a broad, thorough and comprehensive mathematical base for a career in the mathematical sciences,
  4. Motivate and prepare qualified students to pursue successful graduate study,
  5. Prepare students in the Masters in Teaching in Mathematics sequence to become excellent teachers of mathematics.
  6. The department adheres to the admissions requirements established by the University Admissions Office. Entering freshmen will be given a mathematics placement test. Based upon the test results, the student will be placed into an appropriate course. Students who major in mathematics should plan their schedule in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Special Programs

A broad spectrum of research and educational opportunities are available to students both on and off campus. All qualified students are invited to participate in various programs, which include:

  • Student Enhancement in Mathematics and Science (SEMS) programs funded by the U.S. Navy
  • Alliance for Minority Participation in Science and Engineering (AMPS)
  • Alliance for Minority Participation - Summer Workshops for Upper Class Students
  • Summer Mathematics Enrichment (Pre-College) Program
  • Mathematics Department Center for Fusion Energy Research and Training

Most of these programs provide financial support for students with high academic standings. Some of these students serve as tutors and research assistants. Please contact the Mathematics Office at 757.727.5352 for more information on these or other programs.

Financial Aid

Scholarships are awarded to qualified students through the University Scholarship Program. These include:

  • Presidential Scholars
  • Academic Achievers
  • Student Enhancement in Mathematics and Science

Students may also apply for scholarships or undergraduate research funding through grants and contracts from:

  • Department of Energy
  • NASA
  • National Science Foundation
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Navy

Qualified sophomore and junior students may also apply for summer internship programs at government research laboratories, industrial and academic institutions.

Other financial aid assistance information is available through the University Financial Aid Office.