Department of Mathematics

About Mathematics

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Welcome to the Florida A&M University Department of Mathematics. We are delighted that you are interested in our program and would like to take this opportunity to provide some information that will make your visit meaningful. First and foremost, the faculty, staff, and mathematics majors welcome you to the world of mathematics. We consider ourselves "linguists" as we teach the fundamentals of the language of life from the most basic levels of mathematics through our senior level courses. The notion that this universal language called mathematics allows various disciplines to communicate is both exciting and empowering. We take this role seriously and are committed to teaching general mathematics courses to those majoring in non-science disciplines and laying the theoretical foundation while demonstrating the robustness of mathematics for those students majoring in the sciences, technology, engineering and especially mathematics.

The Department of Mathematics is comprised of approximately 13 full-time faculty members and several part-time faculty (adjuncts) who strive to achieve a two-fold mission:

  1. provide general mathematics service courses, and
  2. provide a robust and sound curriculum for mathematics majors.

To achieve the first, the Department offers a variety of 1000 and 2000 level courses such as College Algebra, Trigonometric Functions, Liberal Arts Mathematics I, Liberal Arts Mathematics II, and Pre-Calculus, to name a few. These courses lay the foundation for the student who will become an independent thinker and a productive citizen in our community aware of his/her responsibilities to promote growth and contribute to advances in our society. There are several sequences that can be used to satisfy the six credit hours requirement for compliance with the State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.30(2) also known as the Gordon Rule and students must speak with advisors from their respective major departments to determine these.

For the latter part of the Department's mission, we not only offer upper level courses to provide students with a sound foundation in mathematics but we also promote and encourage participation in summer internships and research projects with faculty members and industry/national laboratory representatives. These activities help to complete a mathematics major's college experience by allowing collaborations with other disciplines and experiencing the reality of mathematics highlighting the robustness of the classical theories. Ultimately, our curriculum along with these research experiences prepare students for success in graduate school and advancement in their professional career.

We hope that you enjoy the site and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Like us on Facebook (Florida A&M University - Department of Mathematics) and follow us on Twitter (@FAMUDeptofMath).


Ajith Gunaratne, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chairperson
Department of Mathematics

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