Michael Darnel, Ph.D.Mathematical Sciences

Michael Darnel, Ph.D. | Chair
Northside Hall 301B | (574) 520-4335 | math.iusb.edu


Professors | A. Brown, Y. Cheng (Associate Chair), Darnel (Chair), Shafii-Mousavi
Associate Professors | Alvis, Guan, Song
Assistant Professors | S. Chen, Connor, Savvopoulou, Shapcott
Senior Lecturers | Agarwal, Vajiac, D. Wolf
Lecturers | Bradley, Pankow, Schwieterman
Faculty Emeriti | Choi, Frascella, L. Williams

About Mathematical Sciences

Mathematical Sciences offers a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics, Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics, Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science, and a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science.

The purpose of the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics program is to provide students with a solid foundation in the traditional core of undergraduate mathematics and to provide experiences that foster the development of analytical and critical reasoning and problem-solving ability. The program requires a minor in an area of liberal arts and science in order to promote interdisciplinary knowledge. It serves those students who plan to seek admission to postgraduate studies in the mathematical sciences or who plan to seek teacher certification in mathematics upon graduation.

The Bachelor of Science in applied Mathematics provides students comprehensive education in mathematical sciences. The quantitative curriculum prepares the students to solve complex and real world problems, and comprehend mathematical concepts. The program prepares the students for positions in industry, government, and/or postgraduate education in applied mathematics, statistics, or any other related field.

The Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science offers a quantitatively rigorous curriculum that includes courses in probability, statistics, finance, quantitative analysis, and other topics. The program fosters critical thinking, creative problem solving, and collaboration. We strive to endow students with skills and credentials necessary to either succeed in positions as professional actuaries or to continue towards graduate studies in related fields.

The Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (MS in AMCS) degree program is jointly offered by the departments of Mathematical Sciences and Computer and Information Sciences. This program provides students with advanced education in sophisticated quantitative and computational skills beyond undergraduate program proficiency.

The applied mathematics concentration of the MS in AMCS program provides the training in analytical rigor, quantitative professional competencies, unstructured problems solving techniques, and statistical analysis techniques that are needed for individuals seeking industrial and governmental positions in, but not limited to, quantitative disciplines and risk management, or seeking to further their education.

The department also offers a minor in mathematics.

A wide variety of service courses are also offered for students majoring in other disciplines, including computer science, physics and other sciences, business and economics, and education. A placement examination is used to match new students with an entry course at an appropriate level.

Undergraduate Degrees Offered

Minor Offered

Graduate Degree Offered

Course Descriptions

Mathematics MATH


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