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Mathematical Sciences at Clemson

Touching nearly every facet of our world

Mathematics is pervasive in our society. Although not readily visible to the general public, applications of mathematics are creating striking changes in the science and technology that strongly impact our lives. From modern economic development (city and regional planning) to environmental concerns (accurate weather forecasting), from advanced medical technology (CAT scans and ultrasound imaging) to computerized communication systems (satellite transmissions and FAX machines), mathematics touches nearly every facet of our world.

At Clemson, you can experience the power of mathematics in the context of the exciting and dynamic science that it really is. Mathematical Science is a science in search of pattern, form and structure, whose operating sphere is one of numbers, algorithms, ideas and models. Often using experimentation and simulation it relies on the rigor of logic as its ultimate truth. The term mathematical sciences refers to several interrelated areas of study which are intrinsically mathematical:

      • algebra and discrete mathematics,
      • analysis and dynamical systems,
      • applied and computational mathematics,
      • probability and statistics, and
      • operations research.

Although core mathematics — with its rich tradition of abstraction, logic, and proof — is the foundation, mathematical sciences also deals with experimentation and data, and employs a variety of mathematical models for the analysis of both deterministic and probabilistic situations.

Clemson’s School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences was among the first in the country to effectively combine the areas of algebra, analysis, computation, statistics, and operations research into a single mathematical sciences program. The result is a balanced, flexible, and modern curriculum which has attracted considerable national attention.

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