1. History

Mathematics is the foundation for technology development which in turn promotes the development of mathematics. The establishment of the Department of Mathematics (hereafter the Department) aims at the development of mathematical fields and cultivating scientific personnel with creative thinking and problem solving ability for interdisciplinary technological development.
The establishment of the Department of Mathematics has been aimed to develop various mathematical fields and to cultivate scientific personnel with creative thinking and problem-solving skills for interdisciplinary technological development. The Institute of Applied Mathematics was set up first when National Chung Cheng University was founded in August 1989. The undergraduate program in mathematics and the Ph.D. graduate program in applied mathematics were introduced in 1992. The Institute of Mathematical Statistics was then established in 1993. The Master and Ph.D. program in mathematics were introduced separately in 1997 and 1999. In 2000, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics was renamed the Institute of Statistical Sciences. The aforementioned programs were integrated in 2009 and became what we know now as the Mathematics Department. In 2017, all the Ph.D. degree programs merged into one Ph.D. degree program in mathematical science.
2. Research Features

The research interests of our faculty focus mainly on the following: geometric analysis, algebraic number theory, differential equation, applied mathematics, statistics and probability. The faculty members have produced high quality research work, in particular, many faculty members have received awards from the National Science Council. Over the years, in addition to the regular weekly colloquium, the Department has also organized conferences and workshops in various research fields to enhance the academic knowledge of the faculty and students.
3. Education Features

(1) Educational Objectives
The Department emphasizes on both the fundamental mathematical theory and practical applications. To realize this vision, the following are set as the department’s educational objectives:
  • Value the development of mathematical logical reasoning and analyzing.
  • Apply mathematical knowledge to problems in other disciplines.
  • Appreciate fundamental research and encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration as well as academic exchange.
  • Emphasize the implementation of personality education and counseling mechanism.

(2) Five-Year BS/MS Program
The Five-Year BS/MS program is instituted to encourage distinguished undergraduate students in the Department to take graduate courses prior to receiving their BS degree, which will enable them to study continuously for a shorter period of time to receive their BS and MS degrees.


(3)Optional Program
To prepare our students for the job market, the Department offers certificates with options in applied mathematics, statistical science, physical science, computer science, and management science. These programs are provided to keep students’ future career options open.
4. Curriculum Regulation
Program Compulsory Credits Elective Credits Free Electives General Education Graduation Credits Admission Pathways
B.S. 59 20 21 28 128 Placement,
Stars Program
M.S. Mathematics 8 16 24 Admission Exam
Applied Mathematics 5 19 24
Statistical Sciences 11 21 32
Ph.D. 2 18 20


5. Career Opportunities for Graduates 
Graduates with a mathematics degree can either go for a further study at home or abroad, or land a job in a wide variety of fields, e.g., research and development, information technology, finance, statistics, and teaching.
(1).Scientific research, design and development:
Large companies and government research establishments employ mathematicians and statisticians, usually along with other scientists in interdisciplinary research teams, to do research and development.

(2).Information technology and design.

(3).Financial work:
Accountants, Actuarial work, insurance companies, and other openings in financial institutes.

(4).Statistical work:
Actuary, Civil Service (economics and agriculture in particular), research establishments, large industrial firms and commercial concerns (e.g. market research agencies).

6. Contact Us

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