The Department of Mathematical Sciences
The Department of Mathematical Sciences is one of four departments within the Division of Science and Mathematics. Along with the Mathematical Sciences, the Division is also home to Chemical and Physical Sciences, Computational Sciences and Biological Sciences. Most of the credit offerings in mathematics are service courses, including development courses for mathematically under-prepared students, general education courses, and courses required for students majoring in business, education and majors within the Division. The Department offers majors leading to Bachelor degrees in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, and Master of Arts in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers.
Mathematical Sciences Program Mission Statement:
The mathematics program is committed to helping students excel academically and achieve productive careers through academics, research and community service. The program provides BS, BA and MA degrees in Mathematics. The program also provides opportunity for students to complete a dual degree with a BS in Applied Mathematics at UVI and a BS in Engineering at one of several Universities with whom UVI has articulation agreements. Our degree offerings are augmented by opportunities to participate in internships as well as research at UVI, as well as at other institutions across the nation. The faculty is dedicated to preparing students for successful, productive postgraduate and professional careers. They are also committed to lifelong learning and research, academic and pedagogical advancement, and outreach to the local community.
Consistency with UVI mission statement & mission areas addressed
The mission of the mathematics program is consistent with the mission of the Division of Science and Mathematics and the overall mission of the University. The mission states that “the University of the Virgin Islands is a learner-centered institution dedicated to the success of its students and committed to enhancing the lives of the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands and the wider Caribbean through excellent teaching, innovative research, and responsive community service.” The mathematics program mission statement addresses each of UVI’s mission areas as follows:
3. Service and Outreach
To enable students to become proficient enough in mathematics to be responsible and numerically literate citizens
To foster quantitative reasoning skills across the curriculum
To produce mathematically competent students to support workforce development and meet the needs in the community
To provide a vigorous curriculum which meets the mathematical needs of all students in all majors
To be a leader in the community in utilizing best practices in pedagogy
To provide exemplary preparation of mathematics teachers
To promote in the general population an appreciation for the beauty and the importance of mathematics
To prepare mathematics majors for careers which utilize mathematics and for graduate study in related fields
To encourage all mathematics faculty to pursue scholarship in a broad sense in the mathematical discipline