welcome to the department of mathematics and statistics
Mathematics is perhaps the most intellectually challenging and practical major you can choose. Some students choose a mathematics major because of the enjoyment and beauty of the subject. Others choose the major for its practicality and applicability to the sciences, engineering, finance and even the social sciences. Studying mathematics develops rigorous analytical thinking skills that are prized in all fields of human endeavor.
Marathons Adding Up for SFA Alumnus
Tom Mason is executive vice president and treasurer at Hillwood, one of the country's top real estate developers. Aside from his professional accomplishments, his most impressive achievement may be the many marathons he has run around the world - raising money for charity every step of the way.
After completing a marathon in Antarctica in 2017, Mason achieved his goal of running a marathon on each continent and became a member of the Seven Continent Club. Most importantly, he has raised thousands of dollars for charity, including raising $26,000 in the Boston Marathon to support Massachusetts General Hospital. Mason is also a member of the SFA Board of Regents.
Tom Mason, Mathematics and General Business, Class of 1970
Dr. Keith Hubbard Teaches the Language of Problem-Solving
Every industry has problems to solve, and mathematics is often the key to the ideal solution. Dr. Hubbard inspires students to see the beauty and power within the world of mathematics and to apply that to the real-world as well as the theoretical world. Watch the full story.
At SFA, we believe students benefit greatly from hands-on learning in and out of the classroom. Transformative experiences are at the core of our academic philosophy.
Meet Our Students
Mathematics major Claire Crone is a fast learner – and a fast runner. Claire runs cross country and track for SFA, and in Fall 2016 she was named a member of the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Axe ‘em, Claire!
Cadey is a senior mathematics major with a secondary education minor and is a recipient of our Talented Teachers in Training for Texas scholarship (T4). She will be student teaching this fall as she begins work toward a Master of Science in mathematical sciences.
During her sophomore year at SFA, Ladyjack soccer player Crystal Calvit discovered her love of mathematics and decided to pursue a mathematics major with a certification in secondary education. When she’s not playing soccer or solving math problems, Crystal hangs out at SFA’s Baptist Student Ministry.
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P.O. Box 13040, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962