Skills in the mathematical sciences have become vitally important to our country and, as a result, have become valuable to the holder. Many years ago, mathematics training prepared one only for teaching or graduate school. That is no longer true. Many jobs, at attractive salaries, are now open to a person with training in the mathematics and statistics. Increasingly, industry prefers to hire people with the analytical and problem-solving skills that come from a sound training in the mathematical sciences.
These Web pages contains further information on the great need for people of competence in the many disciplines that make up the mathematical sciences. In particular, it will provide you with information about the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Oakland University, its faculty, and its programs. As you read, it will be evident that we care a great deal about our students and that we try to accommodate their interests in the best possible manner.
We invite you to visit the department at your convenience. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need additional information or assistance. The departmental office is located on the third floor of the Science and Engineering Building (the eight-story tower at the south end of campus), room 368. The phone number is (248) 370-3431. We'd like to hear from you.
For further information beyond what is contained in these Web pages, please contact the academic adviser, Professor Jerrold Grossman (346 SEB, (248) 370-3443, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Click on the desired information:
- Special timely announcements
- Forty different math posters from the American Mathematical Society, designed to promote appreciation and understanding of the role mathematics plays in science, nature, technology, and human culture; also, more posters
- Careers in the mathematical sciences
- Resources for Undergraduates, prepared by the American Mathematical Society (AMS)
- National recommendations from the Mathematical Association of America on Undergraduate Programs and Courses in the Mathematical Sciences
- What's new in mathematics these days? Click here for a selection of expositions on hot areas, prepared by the American Mathematical Society.
- Resources of the department: students, faculty, industrial advisory committee, equipment
- Undergraduate curricula: overview
- Degree requirements (majors): BA in mathematics, BS in mathematics, BS in applied statistics, BS in actuarial science, secondary education program (STEP) (see also how to apply for the STEP program.)
- Information (and frequently asked questions) about the secondary teacher education program in mathematics
- Departmental minors: liberal arts mathematics minor, applied mathematics minor, applied statistics minor, secondary teaching minor
- Checklists for majors: flowcharts showing all requirements for BA and BS in mathematics, BS in applied statistic, and BS in actuarial science
- Service courses: for elementary education, business administration, the natural sciences, health sciences, engineering and computer science, and courses for general education
- Placement and prerequisites, including information about advanced placement (see also our page of Frequently Asked Questions about placement and prerequisites)
- Course equivalencies: a list of courses from most Michigan schools with their OU equivalent.
- Departmental policies: rumors, departmental final exams, incompletes, independent study, course competency, resolution of academic scheduling conflicts, calculator policy, end-of-term student evaluation questionnaires, awards and honors
- Miscellaneous items: transfer students, high school students, advising, academic conduct, student/faculty responsibilities and grievance procedures
- Undergraduate courses: catalog descriptions and extra information
- For up-to-date class schedule information, as well as other general information, return to the Oakland University home page and click on SAIL. You can also view tentative schedules of courses offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for upcoming term by clicking on Schedule of Classes under "Quick Links" to the left.
Last updated: November 20, 2012. Send additions or corrections (or other comments) to Professor Grossman.