Rice University Math


Mission Statement and Goals for the Department of Mathematics

Our primary missions include:

  • creating original mathematical theorems and scholarship;
  • teaching fundamental mathematics to students in all fields;
  • training majors in a flexible program, attractive to undergraduates seeking to apply mathematics in a wide range of fields/industries as well as those considering careers as mathematicians;
  • developing graduate students for careers in mathematical research, teaching, industry, and government;
  • mentoring postdoctoral instructors for careers in academic mathematics;
  • reaching out to the community, through programs for high school students and teachers.