The Department of Mathematical Sciences is committed to providing a supportive, welcoming environment for students. We realize a positive college experience goes hand in hand with individualized academic advising, which is why each degree concentration in our program has a dedicated advisor. If you are contemplating a career in math, make an appointment today and see for yourself why current students say the department feels like a family. Unsure of which concentration will suit you? Contact Jiguang Sun, interim department chair, for advising.

In addition to assisting students with selecting a major and their courses, as well as addressing other academic concerns, academic advisors are a resource for information about co-ops and internships, academic policies and procedures, and campus resources, including tutoring assistance.

If you have any scheduling issues, please contact Teresa Woods, who is responsible for all scheduling and registration within the department.

First-Year Students

Concentration: Actuarial Science

David Olson

  • Associate Teaching Professor, Mathematical Sciences
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mathematical Sciences


Concentration: Discrete Mathematics

Mathematics and Computer Science - BS

Melissa Keranen

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
  • Associate Chair for Undergraduate Study

Concentration: Business Analytics 

Business Analytics - BS

Statistics - BS

Qiuying Sha

  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Concentration: Applied and Computational Mathematics

Concentration: Education Preparation

Concentration: General Mathematics

Mathematics - Minor

Tamara Olson

  • Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences