About the Department


The mission of the Department of Mathematics is to provide an appropriate mathematical
course of study for all students enrolled in Southeastern Louisiana University. In
addition to contributing to the broad cultural background of the general education
student, the Department of Mathematics offers a comprehensive degree program providing
a solid background in many areas of Mathematics. When combined with the opportunities
for undergraduate research, completion of the degree in Mathematics provides students
with both computational skills and theoretical understanding necessary to make them
ready for immediate employment in business, industry, and education or for continued
study at the graduate level. Students completing the minor in Mathematics will have
a valuable knowledge of mathematics providing them a broader skill set for use in
future employment or study.


Welcome from the Department Head

Welcome to the Department of Mathematics at Southeastern Louisiana University.  We
are one of the four academic departments housed in the College of Science & Technology.
 The Department of Mathematics is located in Fayard Hall on the eastern edge of Southeastern’s
main campus.  Our forty-five faculty primarily focus upon classroom innovation, research
activities leading to publications in international scholarly journals, research experiences
for undergraduate students, outreach to regional public schools, and grant initiatives.

Our educational goals focus upon undergraduate mathematics education.  Since mathematics
forms an integral portion of the core general education requirements of every degree
program at Southeastern, the Department is committed to providing quality mathematics
instruction to all our students.  For more advanced students who choose to major or
minor within the College of Science & Technology, our overall educational objective
is to provide students with the opportunity to develop their analytical thinking,
quantitative reasoning, and problem-solving skills that will prepare them to succeed
in either graduate school or in a variety of careers in business, industry, government,
or teaching.  This includes students majoring in mathematics, mathematics education,
physics, computer science, or chemistry.

The Department of Mathematics at Southeastern offers two undergraduate degree programs,
the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Education.  Recent graduates of our Mathematics program have accepted jobs in such
fields as the banking and insurance industries, as well as computer-related positions.
Many graduates pursue advanced degrees in mathematics, physics, computer science,
and engineering, and in various medical fields .  We also offer numerous research
opportunities for undergraduate students.  Offered in conjunction with the College
of Education, the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education prepares students to
be effective and highly qualified teachers of high school mathematics.

Additionally the Mathematics Department participates in an interdisciplinary Master
of Science degree in Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT). Graduates of the program
are prepared to take leadership roles in industry.  Those students completing the
new “Mathematics Specialist Track” are prepared for advanced study, teaching in the
community college system, or work in industry.


Timothy D. Hudson
Professor & Department Head
Department of Mathematics


Fayard Hall