Department Chair: Ernest Rothman, Ph.D.
The Mathematical Sciences Department houses the disciplines of computer science, data science and analytics, mathematics, and statistics. Mathematics has always been the language of technology and the natural sciences; however, during the past several decades the influence of mathematics has spread to the life, management and social sciences as well. Furthermore, certain concepts inherent to mathematics, for example, respect for cause and effect, logic, honesty in presentation of material and critical thinking, are also at the heart of Western science and have been critical to the development of Western philosophy. Mathematics continues to be one of the greatest cultural and intellectual achievements of humankind. We wish to provide our students with the opportunity to develop an understanding and appreciation of this ongoing achievement. The mathematics programs at Salve Regina University support a liberal arts education by providing students a course of study to acquaint them with a broad range of concepts and tools of modern mathematics. These programs are designed for students to develop an appreciation for the beauty of mathematics and its power in applications, strengthen their powers of abstract reasoning, and develop their analytic ability for examining and discovering structures and patterns. The department offers programs leading to a major or minor in mathematics, an interdisciplinary minor in mathematical finance, and an interdisciplinary minor in data analytics. In addition to the major and minors, the department also offers courses to complete the core curriculum requirement in mathematics and provides courses that constitute mathematics, statistics, and computer science components of other programs at the University.
Along with degree programs taken entirely at Salve Regina University, the Mathematical Sciences Department at Salve Regina University offers the following dual degree programs with other universities: A 3+2 dual degree program leading to a B.A. in mathematics with a minor in data analytics from Salve Regina University and an M.S. in data science from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and a 3+2 dual degree program leading to a B.A. in mathematics from Salve Regina University and a B.S. in electrical, mechanical, or systems engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. The department also offers a 3+3 dual degree program with Washington University St. Louis that leads to a B.A. in mathematics from Salve Regina University and a master’s degree in engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.
Program and Course Listings
ProgramsBachelor of ArtsBachelor of Arts and ScienceNon-Degree
CoursesMathematical SciencesStatisticsComputer ScienceOther Courses