The Department of Mathematics and Statistics seeks to provide students with a quality education in the fields of Mathematics and Statistics. The Department offers baccalaureates (BA/BS) in Mathematics. It also offers undergraduate minors in Mathematics and Statistics for students majoring in another area. In addition, the Department delivers excellent service courses in statistics for other programs; courses that lead to minor in statistics; courses of advanced topics, and research advising for students across all disciplines. The Programs of the Mathematical Sciences Department are offered by the College of Arts & Sciences.

The mission of the Mathematics Program is, through excellence in instruction, quality research and scholarly activities, valuable and expert resources to the community, curriculum, and academic advising, to inspire our students to develop the knowledge and skills to understand, communicate and apply mathematical ideas.


Department of Mathematics and Statistics Tuition Waiver

 In Fall 2014, tuition waivers will be awarded (dependent on funding) to one or more qualified mathematics majors. The waiver will be awarded to student(s) showing the greatest potential for success in a career related to mathematics as judged by departmental faculty.

The deadline to apply is August 27th at 5:00 pm.

Minimum Qualifications

  • You must be formally admitted as a math major prior to the tuition waiver application deadline. This information is reflected on your transcript.
  • You must be an enrolled, full-time student in the semester prior to the term the waiver will be used and will be enrolled as a full-time student in the term the waiver is used.
  • You must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • You must have at least a 3.0 GPA in courses taken in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at UAA that apply towards your degree.
  • You must enroll in at least one upper division course in your major in the term the waiver is used.
  • You must have completed the following courses prior to the beginning of the semester the waiver will be used:
    • MATH A200
    • MATH A201
    • MATH A202
    • One upper division mathematics or statistics course or Math A215

How to Apply

Apply for the waiver by submitting to the chairperson of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics the following:
  • A letter stating:
    • Your intention to apply for the waiver.
    • A statement of how you have met the minimum requirements.
    • A discussion of your plans for a career in your major.
    • Any additional relevant information that you feel will help the committee better evaluate your application.
    • A list of courses that you plan to register for during the semester the tuition waiver will be used.
  • Unofficial or official transcripts
  • Two current letters of recommendation from mathematics or statistics faculty members.
To receive full consideration, applications must be complete by the advertised deadline.

Deadline: Wednesday, August 27th, 5:00 pm
Questions? Contact Dr. Alberta Harder