**Department Chair:** Julianna Tymoczko

Mathematics is one of the oldest disciplines of study. For all its antiquity, however, it is a modern, rapidly–growing field. Only 70 years ago, mathematics might be said to consist of algebra, analysis, number theory, and geometry. Today, so many new areas have sprouted that the term "mathematics" seems almost inadequate. A new phrase, "the mathematical sciences" has come into fashion to describe a broad discipline that includes the blossoming fields of statistics, operations research, biomathematics, and information science, as well as the traditional branches of pure and applied mathematics.

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