The primary objectives of the Department are to:
- Create a quality academic environment, which promotes the intellectual and professional development of students and faculty;
- Develop and maintain a commitment to scholarly activity in research, graduate education, and undergraduate education which is commensurate with the goals and mission of Kent State University;
- Provide programs in the Mathematical Sciences for all students who meet the educational and technological demands of the discipline;
- Offer courses in cognate academic disciplines and professional fields that provide the necessary base for the career goals of students and faculty; and,
- Provide the public with service commensurate with a University.
Implicit in these objectives is our responsibility as teachers. This includes, but is not limited to, educating undergraduate and graduate students and providing continuing education while promoting and clarifying the role and philosophy of education.
A strong commitment to research demands the creation and maintenance of a significant intellectual environment and the achievement of broader commitments to the advancement of knowledge and service to the public.
The Department views teaching and scientific research as mutually supportive, with both essential to the pursuit of academic excellence. Consistent with this philosophy, the Department seeks to recruit students and faculty of the highest caliber.
Service to the University and to the general public unifies and clarifies the role of the University in the local community, in the State of Ohio, in the nation, and is valued within the Department, the College, and the University.