About the Department
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is located in the Physics/Mathematics building at the University of South Florida's Tampa Campus. The faculty is composed of thirty-five members who do research in a variety of fields and teach courses ranging from the first-year to the doctoral level. The
research of the Department is primarily in the areas of algebra, analysis, differential equations, discrete mathematics, statistics, and topology.
The department's Graduate Programs in Mathematics and Statistics offer courses of study leading to Master's and Doctoral degrees. Courses are also available for certification and career development. The Undergraduate Program offers courses of study leading to a Bachelor's degree. It also provides service courses to students majoring in natural sciences, business, or engineering, as well as distribution requirement courses to all students.
To teach a lower-level course in the department, the instructor must either (a) be a graduate teaching assistant in the department who has completed at least 18 hours of graduate-level coursework, or (b) hold a master's degree in mathematics or statistics or a closely-related field (applied mathematics, mathematics education, engineering, etc.), or (c) hold a master's degree in some other discipline and have completed at least 18 hours of mathematics or statistics graduate-level coursework. The same minimum requirements hold for teaching upper-level courses, but in practice these courses are almost always taught by instructors holding a doctorate in mathematics or statistics (or a closely-related field). All graduate-level courses are taught by instructors who hold a doctorate in mathematics or statistics (or a closely-related field). Only
individuals who have a demonstrated command of the English language are assigned to teach mathematics and statistics courses at the University of South Florida.
The department is governed according to the document: Department Guidelines.
The policies regarding tenure and promotion can be found in the document: Tenure and Promotion Guidelines.
Minutes of recent faculty meetings can be found in the document: Faculty Meeting Minutes.