The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is a vibrant community of undergraduate students, faculty, and staff that promotes a culture of intellectual engagement in mathematics and statistics. The faculty members are teacher-scholars dedicated to excellence in teaching and deeply engaged in the production and dissemination of current disciplinary knowledge. Faculty members share their knowledge with students and offer students experiences that instill a sense of intellectual inquiry.As a liberal arts department we nurture an understanding of mathematical and statistical thought and develop our students’ ability to use and communicate mathematics and statistics. Graduates of our department have gained the problem solving, critical thinking and technological skills needed for advanced degree programs and for leadership in careers in industry, government, and education. Our courses provide students throughout the School of Science the necessary mathematical background for their disciplines. Our broader liberal arts offerings give all TCNJ students the quantitative and logical reasoning abilities required for informed citizenship and for careers in the 21st century.
Department Learning Goals
Students should develop the ability to understand and write proofs.
- Students should be able to effectively communicate mathematical and/or statistical ideas to diverse audiences, both orally and in writing.
- Students should be effective problem solvers, using technology and connections between different areas of disciplinary knowledge as appropriate.
- Students should demonstrate engagement in their discipline.