The Libraries seek to support research in pure mathematics and mathematical statistics. It supports the needs of undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students, the teaching faculty, post-docs, researchers and staff members.
In addition to the Ph.D. program, there are two Masters Degree programs. A Masters in Pure Mathematics was first offered in 1993. The second, a Masters in Mathematics of Finance, offered in conjunction with the Business School, was begun in the Fall of 1997. A course in the Mathematics of Physics, offered jointly with the Physics Department, was first offered in the Fall of 1998. There is also a large undergraduate program in college algebra, calculus, and analytic geometry.
Areas of established specialization are algebra, geometry, topology, number theory, knot theory, and complexity.
The Statistics Department has grown dramatically in recent years. The Department offers a Masters Degree program in addition to the Ph.D. program. Joint courses with the School of Public Health and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are part of the curriculum. Undergraduate courses are offered in conjunction with Columbia College and Barnard College.
Areas of established specialization are data analysis, time series, and probability.