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Department Chair: Dr. R. Forsstrom 
Telephone: 201-447-7903
Department Office: A-325

Department Secretary:
Sandra Haan

Office: A-325 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Mathematics Discipline is to promote excellence in the teaching and learning of mathematics by:

  • Offering a broad selection of courses that are designed to meet diverse student needs.
  • Providing students with an awareness of the connections of mathematics to other subjects and to strengthen each student’s ability to apply mathematics to these subjects.
  • Promoting critical thinking through course work that emphasizes problem solving and applications.
  • Introducing students to the effective uses of technology in mathematical problem solving.
  • Promoting scholarly activity among all of the mathematics faculty and students majoring in mathematics.
  • Encouraging and supporting faculty collaboration with colleagues from other disciplines to modify and develop mathematics courses that support other programs of study.
The Mathematics Discipline serves a diverse population that includes students:

  • Who are majoring in mathematics in order to pursue a career in education or in the private sector.
  • From other majors who need to acquire mathematical skills in order to be successful in their major.
  • Who, as part of their general education, need to acquire the ability to think critically, reason logically, communicate mathematical information, and do problem solving in a systematic manner in order to become more productive citizens.