Open Positions in the 
Department of
Mathematical Sciences

Tenure-track position at the
Assistant Professor level in the area
of algebra, starting in August 2018.

Algebra   (Position description)

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Tenure-track position at the
Assistant Professor level in the area
of topological data analysis, starting
in August 2018.

Topological Data Analysis  (Position description)

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Recent Funding

Studie Entwicklungsstand Quantencomputer
Study development of quantum computer

PI: Rainer Steinwandt

Funding Agency: Saarland University (GER)
German Federal Office for Information Security

Linking Within-Host and Between-Host
Infectious Disease Dynamics

PI: Necibe Tuncer

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Emerging Side-Channel Resistant and
Resource-Friendly Elliptic Curve
Algorithms and Architectures 

PI: Reza Azarderakhsh/Co-PI: Koray Karabina

Funding Agency: US Army

Recent Publications

Dr. Tim Ford, has written a new 
textbook entitles, Separable Algebra.
Due to be published on October 20, 2017,
this book presents a comprehensive
introduction to the theory of separable
algebras over commutative rings.
Azumaya algebras, the henselization of
local rings, and Galois theory are
rigorously introduced and treated.
Essential connections are drawn
between the theory of separable
algebras and Morita theory, the theory
of faithfully flat descent, cohomology,
derivations, differentials, reflexive lattices,
maximal orders, and class groups.


Subject-wise empirical likelihood

inference in partial linear models
for longitudinal data

Lianfen Qian, Suojin Wang

Computational Statistics & Data Analysis

On the Tucker Circles

Sandor Nagydobai Kiss, Paul Yiu

Forum Geometricorum

Connecting Orbits for Compact Infinite 

Dimensional Maps: Computer Assisted 
Proofs of Existence

R. de la Llave, J.D. Mireles James

SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems


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Combined B.S./M.S. in Mathematics

This accelerated, five-year program leads to both a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and a Master of Science (M.S.) degree.

Degree Requirements:

 The combined degree program is 150 credits, 120 for the undergraduate degree and 30 for the master’s degree, with a maximum of 12 credits of graduate coursework used to satisfy both degrees. Once admitted into the program, students shall follow the suggested course sequence.

Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 in upper-division and graduate courses. Students interested in the combined B.S/M.S. should consult with the graduate advisor before taking upper division mathematics coursework to insure that their coursework will apply toward the combined degree. They must take the GRE and apply for admission to candidacy by the end of their junior year.

Prerequisite Coursework for Transfer Students

Students transferring to Florida Atlantic University must complete both lower-division requirements (including the requirements of the Intellectual Foundations Program) and requirements for the college and major. Lower-division requirements may be completed through the A.A. degree from any Florida public college, university or community college or through equivalent coursework at another regionally accredited institution. Before transferring and to ensure timely progress toward the baccalaureate degree, students must also complete the prerequisite courses for their major as outlined in the Transfer Student Manual.

All courses not approved by the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System that will be used to satisfy requirements will be evaluated individually on the basis of content and will require a catalog course description and a copy of the syllabus for assessment.

In addition to the University and Charles E. Schmidt College of Science requirements, students seeking a B.S./M.S. degree in Mathematics must complete the following courses:

Courses Credits
MAC 2311 Calculus 1
MAC 2312 Calculus 2
MAC 2313 Calculus 3
MAS 2103 Matrix Theory
MAD 2104 Discrete Mathematics
MAD 2502 Introduction to Computational Math
MAT 4937 Mathematical Problem Solving
MAS 4107 Linear Algebra 2
STA 4442 Probability & Statistics 1
MAA 4402 Introductory Complex Analysis
3 upper-division undergraduate electives (3000-4000 level) *
Total Undergraduate Credits:
MAA 5228 Introductory Analysis 1
MAA 5229 Introductory Analysis 2
MAS 5311 Introductory Abstract Algebra 1
MAS 5312 Introductory Abstract Algebra 2
6 graduate electives (at least 5 at 6000 level) 18
Total Graduate Credits:


1. Upper-division mathematics electives: These electives must be chosen from courses offered by the Department of Mathematical Sciences and numbered 3000 or higher. The following courses may not be used as upper-division mathematics electives: STA 3163, STA 3173, STA 3949, MAT 3949, MAP 4945, or STA 4821.

2. Because of overlap in course content, Mathematics majors may receive credit for at most one course in each of the following pairs: (MAP 2302, MAP 3305), (MAP 4303, MAP 4306), (MAD3400, MAD 4401), (STA 4443, STA 4032).

3. Students may opt to take up to 6 master's thesis credits as elective courses, but the student must successfully complete a master's thesis for these credits to be counted toward the degree requirements.

4. The 12 credits from the graduate courses: MAA 5228, MAA 5229, MAS 5311, and MAS 5312 will be counted toward both degrees.

* As with all degree programs, the authoritative source for the degree requirements is the University Catalog that was in effect for the academic year in which the student entered the University. The information on this page does not supersede the Catalog.

For information about the Combined B.S./M.S. degree program contact:
Prof. Y. Wang, Graduate Director
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431