Welcome to the Department of Mathematics

News and Events


The Department of Mathematics is currently recruiting two Lecturer positions, to begin Fall 2019 semester. For more information, go to or contact Derek Hein at


MathCounts will be Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 9:00–2:30 p.m. in the Starlight Room on the SUU campus. For more information, contact Marty Larkin at

State Math Contest

The State Math Contest is Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in the Ballroom on the SUU campus. Registration is from 8:30-9:15 a.m., with the contest beginning at 9:30 a.m. There will be pizza and prizes at noon. For more information, go to or contact Jim Brandt at

Calculus Bee

The Calculus Bee is on March 26, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. It will be located in SC 230. (This is two weeks after we get back from Spring Break.) All students are invited. Come enjoy root beer floats, and compete for fabulous prizes and recognition. For more information, contact Gretchen Rimmasch-Meilstrup at

MAA Conference

The annual Intermountain Section spring meeting of the Mathematical Association of America is Friday and Saturday, April 12-13, 2019, at the Hunter Conference Center on the SUU campus. All faculty and students are invited. For more information, go to or contact Derek Hein at

Free Math Tutoring for SUU Students

Peer tutoring in many subjects is available at no charge to SUU students at the Student Success Tutoring & Study Lab in ELC 204.

When Will I Use Math?

Ever asked yourself that question? Check out the math website full of answers. Find careers, salaries, tips for success, and more. This site is supported by AMS, MAA, and BYU Math.

The Department of Mathematics is committed to helping students and faculty increase their knowledge of mathematics, its applications, and its pedagogy. Our faculty are devoted to supporting student learning through innovative quality educational experiences in general education courses, service courses, and major courses. We provide opportunities for students to develop their problem solving, quantitative reasoning, and logical reasoning skills in a supportive and rigorous learning environment. Our curriculum is designed to help individuals grow intellectually, professionally, and personally while pursuing their academic goals.

Mathematics Department Mission, Southern Utah University 2019-2020 General Catalog


Here is a link for Math Placement:

Student Learning Outcomes

Mathematics and Mathematics Education majors should be able to:

  1. Use standard mathematical techniques to solve computational problems.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental mathematical concepts and results in the core content areas.
  3. Use content knowledge to solve applied and real-world mathematical problems.
  4. Communicate mathematics effectively using proper notation and terminology.
  5. Use logical reasoning to construct clear and concise mathematical proofs.