Mathematics Department

College of Science & Technology

Mission Statement

The Dixie State University Mathematics Department helps students achieve their academic, career, and life goals, including those related to basic computational skills, mathematical processes, and knowledge that develops real-life applications, modeling and problem solving. The Department’s comprehensive and integrated offerings help students master mathematical competencies for future career and educational endeavors.  This applied with DSU’s mission to promote a campus-wide culture of learning. (DSU Mission Statement, April 2013)

Dixie State’s mission to offer baccalaureate programs “in core or foundational areas consistent with four-year colleges” mandates that the University deliver a degree in mathematics as one of the disciplines most profoundly instrumental to development of skills in quantitative reasoning, logic, analysis, and critical thinking, which are widely recognized skills at the heart of education. Our robust mathematics program is essential in preparing the students in other programs such as nursing and allied health careers, business, accounting and finance, and computer science and information technology. The Math Department will strive for excellence in training students in these areas vitally important to the economic health of the community. Providing this positive community impact is consistent with a key element of DSU’s mission, to “…to foster economic growth and a continuum of educational, cultural and recreational enrichment.” (DSU Mission Statement, 2013)