# Department of Mathematics

Why Study Math at Baylor?

The Department of Mathematics has much to offer to both students and prospective faculty. With excellent facilities housed in the centrally located Sid Richardson building, the department has a faculty and staff dedicated to helping our students.

## News

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The Department of Mathematics hosted the 7th Annual Meeting of SIAM Texas-Louisiana Section successfully during October 11-13, 2024. This conference featured four plenary lectures, 42 mini-symposium sessions, and one poster session, attracting 323 participants and speakers from 74 institutions and industrial companies.

The Math Department is excited to announce the addition of new faculty and staff members.

"WAECO: A workshop on the occasion of Rami Grossberg’s 70th birthday" took place at Baylor University from June 25 to June 27, 2024. Rami Grossberg, a Professor from Carnegie Mellon University, is one of the leading experts in the field of Abstract Elementary Classes.

## Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Mathematics offers a broadly based curriculum that includes a variety of mathematical areas, both traditional and contemporary. With a strong commitment to quality undergraduate education and research, we seek to develop individuals who can enjoy productive careers in business, government, industry, research and education at all levels.

### Undergraduate Research Opportunities

The department offers research opportunities in various areas to Undergraduate students.

### ALEKS Placement Exam

ALEKS is an online, artificially intelligent, assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know.

## Graduate Programs

The Department of Mathematics at Baylor University offers both a Ph.D. Degree and a Master of Science Degree with excellent research opportunities in a range of research areas in pure and applied mathematics. If you are looking for a graduate program in mathematics where class size is conducive to learning and professors are readily available, then the graduate program at Baylor University might be a good match for you.

### Teaching Opportunities

After accumulating 18 graduate credit hours, graduate students with assistantships usually teach one undergraduate course, such as pre-calculus, per semester. In addition, faculty teaching mentors are utilized to help develop effective teaching pedagogy.

## Research Areas

A broad area of mathematical research, ranging from purely theoretical to highly applicable.

A vast realm of mathematics which encompasses calculus and its extension into higher mathematics.

Focuses on ordinary and partial differential equations and discrete dynamical systems.

Logic studies formal languages and the relation between these formal languages and mathematical structures.

Mathematical physics studies conceptual frameworks which presumably describe physical phenomena.

Numerical analysis is the study of computer methods for solving math problems that arise in engineering and other scientific areas.

The area of mathematics that studies this amazing symmetry is called Lie theory or representation theory.

Topology is the study of the properties of spaces that are preserved under continuous transformation.