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