About the Department

We have forty faculty and fifty graduate students with interests in algebra and analysis, both pure and applied, combinatorics, geometry, cryptography, dynamical systems, control theory, foundations of mathematics, mathematical biology, probability and statistics, and mathematics education.

We offer a full complement of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. These include BA and BS degrees in mathematics; minors in mathematics and in statistics; certificate programs in actuarial science and in statistics; an honors program in mathematics; a combined BS/MS program; masters programs in mathematics (MS), applied mathematics and statistics (AMST), and teaching mathematics (MST); and a Ph.D. program in mathematics.

To learn more about our faculty and programs, explore our website.

Rainer Steinwandt
Professor & Chair
Department of Mathematical Sciences


The Mission of the Mathematical Sciences Department

The mission of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Florida Atlantic University is to foster mathematical understanding.

We strive to provide first-rate undergraduate and graduate mathematics education to our students and to increase mathematical ability in the community at large.

We seek to advance the frontiers of mathematical knowledge by engaging in innovative research and attacking fundamental problems in mathematics.

We try to meet the needs of the local community through outreach projects, school visitation, and consultation in applications of mathematics.

Promotion and Tenure Guidelines (PDF)

Promotion and Tenure Criteria (PDF)

Promotion Criteria for Non-tenure-track Faculty (PDF)