Chair's Welcome

Jeffrey S. BuzasThe Department of Mathematics and Statistics has a long and proud tradition of excellence in teaching undergraduate students as well as an international reputation for world-class research and mentoring graduate students to a Master's degree or a PhD degree, or in the case of K-12 teachers, a Master of Science in Teaching (MST) degree through the Vermont Mathematics Initiative (VMI). Our Bachelor of Science degree program is perhaps the most flexible and marketable undergraduate degree at UVM. It is relatively easy to obtain a second Bachelor's degree while fulfilling the requirements of the B.S. in Mathematical Sciences with a major in Mathematics or Statistics.

There are excellent job opportunities with a major in Math, Statistics or Data Science, and our preparation for further study in graduate school has enabled many students to continue their studies at institutions such as Stanford, Chicago, MIT, Michigan, and of course UVM. For upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, opportunities exist for collaboration with our faculty and with other strong research areas at the University.  The Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) enables exceptionally motivated students to complete both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Mathematics or Statistics within a five-year period.

Our faculty are dedicated and accessible teachers, having won numerous UVM teaching excellence awards and several University Scholar awards, and there are plentiful extra-curricular department, college, university, and community activities. Our Department takes pride in its reputation for great teaching, cutting-edge research, and the personal attention we give our students.

I hope you enjoy visiting our website. If you need further information about our programs or the Department, please contact us.

Jeffrey S. Buzas
Professor and Department Chair