Welcome to NIU's Department of Mathematical Sciences incorporating the Division of Statistics.

On behalf of the Department and Division I want to welcome all visitors to our website. Here you will see how mathematics is a vibrant and lively science of great beauty with many ways to enhance our understanding of the world around us.

The Department contains faculty members with international reputations and offers 6 different emphases at the bachelors' level; a mathematics masters degree with 4 distinct tracks; a masters' degree in Applied Probability and Statistics offered by the Division of Statistics and a recently introduced Master of Science in Teaching degree. In addition the department offers a Ph.D. Program with current enrollment of around 30 students.

The department's programs are big enough to offer a wide variety of options yet small enough so that students are likely to be closely involved with professional faculty from the time of their arrival at Northern.

Bernie Harris, Professor and Chair



Harvey Blau has been named a Presidential Teaching Professor (read more...)

First group of teachers graduated in May 2011 from our department with the new Master degree specialization in Middle School Mathematics Education (read more...)

Alan Zollman receives an Outstanding Leadership Award from the SSMA

NIU Department of Mathematical Sciences    (815) 753 0566    math@math.niu.edu