Welcome to Mathematics
Welcome to the UTA Department of Mathematics!
Our department is a major center for mathematics research and education in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and North Texas. The department serves more than 10,000 students every year and features nationally recognized faculty with outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service.
Our department offers a variety of degree programs, including bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in pure and applied mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education. Our students receive rigorous training in critical thinking, logic analysis, problem solving, and computational simulations. They are well-prepared for a wide range of careers in industry, finance, education, and government agencies.
Our undergraduate students enjoy a stimulating, challenging, and friendly learning environment. The department has a very active student chapter of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). It has become a focal point for our students to build peer support networks, develop professional skills, and organize social and extracurricular activities. Many of our undergraduate students participate in research and attend regional and national mathematics conferences to present papers. Our undergraduate student teams have won mathematics competitions at the state and national levels. The department has received multiple National Science Foundation grants to offer generous SURGE (Scholarships for Undergraduates to Reach Goals in Education) and UTTER (Undergraduate Training in Theoretical and Ecology Research) scholarships for our undergraduate students.
Our graduate enrollment has more than doubled in recent years. There are currently more than 110 graduate students in our master's and doctoral programs. Most of them receive financial support as graduate fellows or graduate teaching or research assistants. The department recently received a $2.85 million GK-12 grant from the National Science Foundation and three GAANN (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need) grants with more than $1.6 million in total funding from the U.S. Department of Education. These grants provide qualified students with generous fellowships. Our Visiting Scholar Program has provided graduate students with valuable opportunities to interact with visiting students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting professors from around the world. During the past two years, the department has hosted visiting scholars from over 10 countries across four continents.
Our department's faculty are well-known for their accomplishments in teaching and research. Among them are three current members in the UTA Academy of Distinguished Teachers, four University of Texas system Regents Outstanding Teaching Award winners, and many recipients of university and state level teaching awards. Currently, more than 80 percent of our faculty are involved in external grant studies, with funding from the National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Defense, and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Both graduate and undergraduate students have opportunities to participate in research projects funded by these grants.
The department also hosts various professional conferences and special events, colloquia and seminars, and the annual UTA Calculus Bowl. These activities have greatly enhanced our students’ learning experience at UTA and brought significant visibility and recognition to the department and the University.
To learn more about our academic programs, our campus environment, and our faculty and student accomplishments, I invite you to spend time on our website. If you would like to visit our department or obtain additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
I wish you a pleasant experience surfing our website.
Jianzhong Su, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair