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Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Have Questions or Need Help?

Do You Have Questions About a Course You are Currently Taking?

  • Please contact your faculty member at their Wright State email.

Do You Have Questions for the Math & Stats Office?

  • Email us at mathstat@wright.edu
  • Office: 937-775-2785
  • Lindsey Schraeder, Administrative Specialist: 937-775-3370
  • Janet Franklin, Administrative Support Coordinator: 937-775-3371
  • Abby Sharp, Assistant to the Chair: 937-775-2782
  • Ayşe Şahin, Department Chair: 937-775-2756

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Wright State’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs that can help you get to where you want to go.

The Bachelor of Science in mathematics program offers three concentrations: pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and mathematics education. These three programs, as well as the Bachelor of Science in Statistics program, are adaptable to many of your potential postgraduate goals, from various scientific or professional careers to graduate school. The Bachelor of Arts program provides a broad background in mathematics with a liberal arts orientation.

Wright State’s dual degree programs in applied mathematics applied statistics, and mathematics allows you to earn both your B.S. and M.S. degrees in less time than the traditional degree path. Of course, you can enroll in any of the three master’s degree programs even if you haven’t elected the dual degree option. Complete your studies and broaden your career horizons with a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary applied science and mathematics.

Pursue directed research alongside faculty members who believe in your pioneering potential. You will benefit from their engagement in original research in pure and applied mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education.

Following graduation, you can join other alumni in finding important uses in virtually all facets of scientific and commercial activity. The mathematical sciences are particularly well-suited as languages for the quantitative analysis of complex problems, whether these problems arise in engineering, biological, economic, or a myriad other contexts. The study of mathematics and statistics is a rewarding endeavor, both personally and professionally. Explore the world of mathematics and statistics with us.

Curriculum

Our academic programs include many essential course offerings, including calculus, differential equations with matrix algebra, elementary linear algebra, and complex variables.

Areas of Research

Analysis

  • Geometric analysis and PDE
  • Nonlinear PDEs, applied analysis and real harmonic analysis
  • Operator theory

Applied Mathematics

  • PDE and applications
  • Control and optimization
  • Numerical and computational math
  • Discrete mathematics
  • Combinatorics and coding theory
  • Graph theory and matroid theory

Mathematics Education

  • Algebra and Calculus: concepts and reasoning
  • Mathematical knowledge for teaching
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Professional development and lesson study
  • Statistical reasoning

Statistics and Probability

  • Statistical theory, methods, and applications
  • Experimental design and testing hypotheses
  • Biostatistics
  • Probability and stochastic processes
  • Bioinformatics and statistical genomics
  • Machine learning

Becca Ewing

“I work on campus as a teaching assistant for the math department and as a tutor in the Math Learning Center. I am passionate about teaching math and love to help my fellow students to have a good experience learning and growing in their understanding of math concepts. I hope to go to graduate school and study astronomy as well as pursue my Ph.D. in physics.”

Jace Robinson, '16

Jace Robinson graduated in Spring 2016 with B.S. in mathematics. He is currently a graduate researcher in the Web and Complex Systems Lab and Kno.e.sis Research Center in the computer science department at Wright State. “What I love most about Wright State is the ability to be more than just a number,” Robinson said. “Being a medium-sized university gives us the best of both worlds for opportunities; we have a small university feel with large university resources.”

Department News

Network news

Career Services helps computer science student Jacquelyn Smith land prestigious job
Wright State Career Services and the Alumni Association helped senior Jacquelyn Smith line up a job as a software engineer months before she graduates.

Matter of course

Wright State recognized by national education organization for remediation model
Wright State’s remediation model helps students succeed in college-level math and English courses.

Risk reward

Wright State raising profile of degree program in actuarial science
Since joining the Wright State College of Mathematics and Science at the start of the fall semester, Julan Al-Yassin has focused on enhancing the Actuarial Science Program.

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