Mission Statement

Department of Mathematics Mission Statement

The Creighton Department of Mathematics educates students in pure mathematics and applied mathematics, inspiring them to appreciate, understand, and engage these disciplines. The study of mathematics offers a unique and important way of interpreting the world around us, bringing accuracy and rigor to the quest for discovering patterns in observations both abstract and concrete. We nurture a mathematical point of view in all of our students as a critical part of a Jesuit university education. We strive to give the opportunity to mathematics majors and minors to acquire a broad and solid base in mathematics enabling both further study and application, and provide an outstanding undergraduate environment of courses and opportunities. The heart of our endeavor is excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. To that end, we value individual work with all students; we encourage the development of existing and new courses and seminars; and we promote participation in mathematical activities at local, regional, and national levels. Professional and community activity of faculty members is critical to support this mission, and we work to extend strengths in research, exposition, and professional leadership while maintaining a tradition of service to the College community and beyond.