The mission of the Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics is to develop students’ skills in problem-solving and analyzing situations using the tools of mathematics and the physical sciences.
Mathematics is a field that is both a science and an art, and St. Gregory’s Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics gives students the opportunity to discover both the precision and the beauty present in the algorithms that define our existence.
As a science, mathematics has many important and interesting applications in areas such as finance, statistics, engineering, economics, market research and sciences. The sciences of physics and chemistry are the tools of our curiosity when we look out into space or at the composition of the universe.
When mathematics and science are approached as a tool for design, they capture beautiful concepts and forms. They go far beyond the utilitarian and become art, allowing one to understand the interrelationship among concepts from different areas and appreciate the elegance and beauty that mathematics embodies.
Our students are given ample opportunity to think creatively, to develop their analytical skills and to participate in discussions in which they learn to give their reasoning in both written and verbal formats. Our mathematics graduates rely on the creative thinking, quantitative reasoning, analytic and problem-solving skills they acquired and developed while at St. Gregory’s University.
Explore our Mathematics Degree Program
- Rev. Charles Buckley, O.S.B., Professor
- Dany Doughan, Instructor
- Dr. James Meyer, Professor Emeritus
- Dr. Valerie Plaus, Assistant Professor