Department of Mathematics
and Statistics

Mathematics and Science Center, Room 368
146 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(location map)
phone: (248) 370-3430
fax: (248) 370-4184

Monday–Friday: 8:00–11:59 a.m. and 1:00–5:00 p.m.



(March 2022) If you are interested in working as a part time instructor in our Department, please fill out an application using the following link:

(December 2021) Professors So and Horvath were awarded the URC Faculty Research Fellowship award for 2022.

(October 2021) Professor Horvath is the winner of the 2021 MFEM Workshop Visualization Contest. His fluid-rigid body simulation depicting a rotating turbine was judged on the novelty of the approach, notability of the application, and aesthetic quality.

(October 2021) Special Lecturers  Jane Mullally and  Thomas Vanhouten have been nominated for a 2021-2022 Teaching Excellence Award.

(September 2021) Professor Cesmelioglu was awarded an NSF award for 2021-2024. (For more details, click here.)

(April 2021) Professor Horvath hosted the Virtual 2021 SIAM Great Lakes Section Meeting on April 24th. For more information, visit the meeting's website.

(January 2021)  Fox 2 News segment featuring Professor Eddie Cheng

(October 2020) Special Lecturers Kari Wasen and Nicole Dambrun, Professor Ogunyemi and Associated Faculty Paul Weinberg  have been nominated for a  2020-2021 Teaching Excellence Award.

(April 2020) The Department of Mathematics and Statistics' transition to online classes is featured in an  OU Magazine Online article.

(April 2020) Chris Melekian received the  2019 Most Outstanding Dissertation Award in the STEM category.

(March 2020) Special Lecturers  Nicole Dambrun and  Herb Vasquez have been nominated for a 2019-2020 Teaching Excellence Award.

(March 2020) Professor  Horvath and Special Lecturer  Pawel Marcinek were nominated for a  2020 Inspiration Award.

(Jan 2020) Special Lecturer  Sherri Zimmerman was recognized by Oakland University student-athletes and athletic department staff as a  2020 Impact Player.

(Sep 2019) Professor Shillor will give a plenary talk at the PCM-CMM Conference in Kraków, Poland.

(Apr 2019) This year's Bragg award winners are  Christopher Conte and Zachary Cheney.

(Apr 2019) Professor Tran received a New Investigator Research Excellence Award at the 24th Annual Faculty Recognition Luncheon.

(Apr 2019) Professor Cesmelioglu received a teaching award at the 24th Annual Faculty Recognition Luncheon.

(Mar 2019)  An international conference will be held at the University of Perpignan Via Domitia in honor of Professor Shillor for his 70th birthday.

(Mar 2019) Oakland University Summer Mathematics Institute student Pranav Arunandhi earned  first place in the mathematics category on March 13, 2019 at the 62nd Science and Engineering Fair of Metro Detroit. He did his research at the institute.

(Mar 2019) Oakland University Summer Mathematics Institute students Spencer Liu, Chittesh Thavamani and Freddie Zhao published  a paper in 2019 based on their research started at the institute.

(Oct 2018) Professor Steffy, received funding from Ford on a research project

(Oct 2018) REU program supervised by Professors Spagnuolo and Shillor is published on the  University Points of Pride from Office of the President.

(Aug 2018) Professor Tran was awarded an NSF award for 2018-2021. (For more details, click here.)

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Department of Mathematics and Statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Oakland University provides students opportunities to develop mathematical and statistical skills needed for a vast array of careers today ( As one of the largest departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses in the following areas of study:

  • Mathematics (MTH courses)
  • Applied mathematics (APM courses)
  • Operations research (MOR courses)
  • Applied statistics (STA courses)
  • Secondary education (MTS courses)
  • Elementary education (MTE courses)

The department offers programs leading to undergraduate, master's, and Ph.D. degrees in all phases of the pure and applied mathematical sciences. 

Undergraduate programs include:

  • Bachelor of Arts in mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in applied statistics

See the Major-Minor Flyer.

The B.A. or B.S. in mathematics can be coupled with secondary teaching certification through the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP). In addition, in cooperation with the Department of Economics, we offer a program leading to a Bachelor of Science in actuarial science.

At the master's level, we offer a variety of programs:

  • Master of Arts in Mathematics
  • Master of Science in Industrial Applied Mathematics
  • Master of Science in Applied Statistics
  • Graduate Certificate in Statistical Methods

At the Ph.D. level, the department offers a Doctor of Philosophy in applied mathematical sciences with one of the following associated specializations:

  • Applied continuous mathematics
  • Applied discrete mathematics
  • Applied statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics serves a support role for departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Computer Science, the School of Education and Human Services, and the School of Business Administration.