The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is an increasingly diverse community of scholars that strives to instill a love for, and an appreciation of, mathematics and statistics in students at all levels. To foster academic excellence, we provide a supportive and inclusive environment in which students of all backgrounds can learn and succeed. We provide high-quality, innovative instruction while advancing knowledge within our disciplines through scholarly research and professional engagement. Our goal is to equip Villanova students with those quantitative skills that will serve as a foundation for future study, as well as give them a competitive edge in the marketplace. We encourage all of our students, especially those from historically underrepresented groups, to consider careers related to mathematics and statistics. We aspire, in a spirit of community, to promote a dedication to service in our faculty and to help our students to become creative, analytic problem solvers who will contribute to the betterment of society as a whole.
Lillian Lieber (1886-1986) was a Ukrainian born Russian-American woman mathematician who wrote many popular books on mathematics in order to show people they could think for themselves in a logical way and resist blind acceptance of dogma running counter to positive human values. See for example, Maria Popova's essay (and another!).
College graduates with a bachelor's in mathematics qualify for a broad range of positions in business, industry, government and education.
Companies in the computer and communications industries employ many mathematicians, as do oil companies, banks, insurance companies, and consulting firms.
Almost every bureau and branch of the federal government employ mathematicians in various capacities.