The Department of Mathematics and Statistics provides high-quality, innovative instruction while advancing knowledge within our disciplines. 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. In addition to preparing our graduates for a broad range of career opportunities, we aspire, in a spirit of community, to help them 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.