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Welcome to the Department of Mathematical Sciences


NMSU has joined MSRI

Mary Ballyk wins the university Westhafer Award for teaching. This award, named after former Mathematics Department Head Robert Westhafer, is given in alternate years for teaching and research. It is the university’s highest honor.

Andres Contreras has received his tenure and promotion to Associate Professor.

John Harding received a 3-year, $348,000  grant from the Army titled Logic and Geometry in Quantum Computing.

Luca Carai receives an outstanding graduating PhD student award from Arts and Sciences.

Congratulations to our students who passed their Master's and PhD's Exams:

  • Benjamin Boakye - Master's Final Exam
  • Kempton Albee - Master's Final Exam
  • Luca Carai - PhD Thesis Defense
  • Peter Mensah - Master's Final Exam
  • Rigo Salazar - Master's Final Exam
  • Stephen Moylan - Master's Final Exam
  • Sarah Archuleta - Master's Final Exam
  • Le Tran - PhD Oral Comprehensive Exam

Congratulations as well to our graduating students!

  • Xiangfei Chen - Master's
  • James Lewis - Master's
  • Bernard Akwei - Master's
  • Sarah Archuleta - Master's
  • Prince Appiah - Master's
  • Kempton Albee - Master's
  • Luca Carai - PhD

Remembering Dr. Karen Trujillo.

About the Department

The department offers courses in mathematics and statistics leading to the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree. At the Bachelor’s level we have several options for career preparation, such as applied mathematics and actuarial science. 

Our faculty has research groups in many areas of pure and applied mathematics, and in mathematics education. Strengths lie in commutative algebra, logic and foundations, probability and statistics, dynamical systems, mathematical biology, variational methods in partial differential equations especially relevant to materials science, and applied and computational harmonic analysis with applications to machine learning and data analysis. 

We provide courses for other disciplines throughout the NMSU main campus. This includes the sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, agriculture, business, and education. This includes preparatory and general education courses that ensure every student has the quantitative and reasoning skills needed every career now demands. 

The department’s mission is to provide core education in mathematics and statistics that prepares graduate and undergraduate students to be knowledgeable and responsible citizens of the world. 

Our Math Success Center offers free online tutoring services to math students in all majors.