Below are some reasons that make studying
Mathematics or Computer Science at Stetson University an
outstanding academic experience. Please browse through the
pages of our web site and feel free to contact
us in case you have any questions.
1. Small Classes
With a departmental student/faculty ratio of 7-1, we can
offer plenty of small classes. Freshman calculus or programming
classes often contain 20 students, and upper level electives
usually contain about 5 students.
2. Individual Attention
In small classes, faculty will know you. You can get one-on-one
help from the teacher, instead of a teaching assistant.
Our faculty also serve as academic advisors, so that students
get the expert advice they need to plan the best schedule.
3. Caring and Qualified Faculty
Our faculty are hired for their knowledge and enthusiasm
for teaching. They offer not only a well-rounded exposure
to the content but also insights into the subtleties of
the disciplines. They genuinely care about students and
their performance in their classes. Feel free to contact
4. Excellent Computing Facilities
The department controls 3 computer
5. Challenging Curriculum
Our faculty believe that courses are most effective if they
are challenging and stimulate a curiosity to learn as much
as possible - often beyond the expected outcomes of the
course. We facilitate the transition from the rigors of
the freshman curriculum to the challenges of upper level
courses by offering special sophomore level courses designed
to introduce the theoretical aspects of Mathematics or Computer
6. Distinctive Programs
In addition to our comprehensive mathematics
major, which offers many more electives than most schools
our size, we offer a computer
science major with three tracks: theoretical, applied,
and digital arts.
We also offer a mathematics
education program for students interested in teaching.
7. Great Careers
A degree in Mathematics or Computer Science offers a myriad
of exciting career
8. Senior Research
Every student at Stetson University completes a year-long
project. By working closely with a faculty mentor, you
will produce a project in a field of your choice.
9. Summer Opportunities
Our students have been active in several summer internships
and REU programs.
The department offers several scholarships. The Beth Brooks
Scholarship is given every year to a female math major interested
in pursuing graduate studies in mathematics. The Accenture
Scholarship is given to a deserving computer science student
interested in computer consulting. Also, an anonymous donor
has set up a textbook scholarship for computer science students.
The Wands Scholarship (details soon) is yet another scholarship
for computing majors.