Mathematics & Statistics Department

The Mathematics & Statistics Department at WSU is committed to helping students achieve their professional and personal goals. To do so, our department offers advanced curriculum in an inclusive, friendly environment.

Our program consists of 4 majors: 

  • Data Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Statistics 

While our faculty members are active in their fields of research, their primary commitment is providing a high-quality undergraduate education.

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Program Features

  • Small class sizes—upper division classes average about 10-15 students
  • Strong regional internship opportunities in data science, mathematics, and statistics
  • Innovative student teaching experiences, including supervision by mathematics faculty, co-teaching, and regional placements
  • Rigorous undergraduate research opportunities, including conference attendance, presentations, and seminars
  • Free drop-in tutoring provided for all undergraduate classes offered in the department

Department Mission

The Mathematics and Statistics Department aims to provide superb undergraduate educational experiences to our students. 

Small class sizes and innovative learning opportunities lead to a high level of interaction between the faculty and the students.

Our department mission is:

  • To provide the opportunity for individuals to study, excel in, and appreciate the world of mathematical sciences 
  • To provide the region a source of mathematical expertise to support their governmental, educational, and industrial efforts 
  • To create an environment that encourages new intellectual growth and understanding for faculty, students and the university community 
  • To fully support and enhance the mission of the university 
Contact the Math & Statistics Department
Mathematics & Statistics Department
152 Gildemeister Hall


Chris Malone
Department Chair


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