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Department of Mathematics and Statistics

We can help you build a career in fields including computational mathematics, statistics, and secondary teaching.

Collin Garmon

The diversity of the student body, the great faculty and the smaller class sizes are a few of the great things about this university. The faculty are more than willing to help you succeed and the smaller class sizes make it much easier to make connections.

Marcos Diaz Gutierrez

The classes were small and I was able to build relationships with [professors]. They were very supportive and I don’t feel I would have found this anywhere else.

Marcos Diaz Gutierrez, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, ’22

Julia Yanes Barrera

All my professors know me and I know them. Anytime I needed help, they were super helpful. They adapted to each of us.


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From scholarships to research opportunities, see how we can help you succeed.

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Who We Are

Faculty and Research

Our diverse faculty offer you a wide variety of experience and research.

Paying for College

Explore Scholarships

Explore PNW scholarships – including specialty ones for our students.

Stars Teach Here

Exploring the Depths of Mathematics

Nicoleta Tarfulea is a professor of mathematics in the PNW Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Professor Tarfulea’s research focuses on mathematical biology, partial differential equations and computational mathematics.

Path To A Cure

Giving Back Through Science

Professor Isaac-Lam’s research interest is medicinal chemistry that covers synthesis of therapeutics, brain imaging and mouse models for neurodegenerative diseases.

Story of Earth

Counting Back Billions of Years

Professor Hystad’s research focuses on solving statistical problems in the new and emerging fields of mineral evolution and mineral ecology. This research effort is an ongoing collaboration with mineralogists, geoscientists, and data scientists from several academic institutions, to characterize Earth in terms of the evolution of minerals.


News & Announcements

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Purdue University Northwest spring graduates encouraged to be brave in their careers

PNW spring 2024 graduates arduously persisted to complete their college degrees. Intensive hours spent studying or researching, leading on-campus events, and shining on the field or court have prepared PNW graduates well for their next professional ventures.

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Calculating the future: Meet 2024 PNW graduate Collin Garmon

Collin Garmon, ’24, realized in first grade that he was good at math; by third grade he was taking advanced math classes and in middle school and high school was competing in math competitions. That passion for numbers led him to PNW and a major in mathematics. He added a second major in Applied Statistics after taking a few classes on the subject sparked his interest.

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PNW students celebrate International Math Day

The Purdue University Northwest (PNW) Mathematics and Statistics Club student organization recently helped share the joy of math with the campus community by hosting an International Math Day celebration.

Upcoming Math and Stats Events

Jun 16

Deadline to Submit Summer 2024 Application to Graduate

Students completing their degree requirements at any point in Summer 2024 are required to apply to graduate by Saturday, June 16.

Jun 21

First 6 Week Module Ends

The first 6 week module of summer classes ends Friday, June 21.

Jun 24

Second 6 Week Module Begins

The second 6 week module of summer classes ends Monday, June 24.

Jun 24

Second 4 Week Module Ends

The second 4 week module of summer classes ends Friday, July 5.