Academic Building, SC 220
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825
The Mathematics Department currently has 10 full-time faculty members and approximately 50 mathematics majors. Parallel to the mission of the university in its vision and purpose, our faculty is committed to teaching excellence and providing an appropriate mathematical background to all University students. Our primary objective is to foster quantitative literacy by focusing on the ability to think critically and solve problems through oral and written communication.
Our mathematics major program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in the fundamental areas of mathematics such as calculus, linear algebra, probability and statistics, real analysis, and modern algebra, as well as provide students with a variety of interesting mathematical electives to enhance the major. Our major culminates with the opportunity for every student to do independent research with a faculty member. Math majors will graduate with the knowledge necessary to achieve success in graduate studies, a teaching career, or a variety of statistical and/or business careers.
In addition to educating the math majors, the Mathematics Program is designed to:
- Provide science and professional majors with courses which give them the mathematical and statistical background for their fields and which highlight the wide applicability of mathematics.
- Provide business majors with courses which give them a foundation in finite mathematics and calculus and which illustrate the relevance of mathematics to increasing complexities of the business world.
- Provide liberal arts majors with the courses which give them an introduction to mathematical ideas and which promote an appreciation and understanding of the important role of mathematics within the broader curriculum.
The strengths of the department include small class sizes in developmental and major courses, emphasis on student/faculty interaction, and classroom instruction utilizing relevant software and technology.
Sacred Heart University is an institutional member of the Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Society.
Math Programs Offered
Math Professor Runs in Wind, Rain to Complete Boston Marathon
April 20, 2018
When Sacred Heart University math professor Bernadette Boyle saw the weather forecast a mere 12 hours before she would be running in the Boston marathon, she Googled “symptoms of hypothermia.” The petite, nearly five-foot-tall 32-year-old was afraid the harsh conditions would have a terrible impact on her body.
Professor Will Run in Boston Marathon to Raise Money for Student Scholarships
February 20, 2018
Sacred Heart University Professor Bernadette Boyle plans to parlay her participation in the Boston Marathon in April into a fundraiser for scholarships before she even steps on the starting line. She intends to accomplish that through an online fundraising page and talking to family, friends and colleagues.
MAA: Top Mathematics Writers Awarded Prizes at MAA MathFest
July 27, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC -- Awards for the year’s best mathematics writing were given on July 27 in Chicago by the Mathematical Association of America at MAA MathFest, one of the largest gathering of mathematicians in the country. “These award winners represent the best in mathematical writing, and we are proud that they are choosing to publish their work with the Mathematical Association of America,” said Michael Pearson, executive director of the MAA. “Clear and effective writing is the foundation of the mathematical community and the wider scientific community.”