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Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Department Chair: Dr. Hussain Alsarraf

Mathematics is a group of related subjects that concern the study of numbers, geometry, shapes, space, and patterns, and their inter-relationships, applications, generalizations, and abstractions. After centuries of evolution, it has become a body of knowledge that intersects with logic and philosophy and effectively describes natural, social, and technological processes.

Although thinking mathematically is considered difficult by most students, everyone is born with mathematical ability. The minor in Mathematics is designed to enable a student with a significant interest in Mathematics to deepen his/her knowledge while pursuing a concentration in another field. The minor in Mathematics, which is administered by the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, will broaden students’ understanding and application of mathematical concepts to their chosen field of study. The wide range of courses available makes it attractive to students who wish to become more mathematically literate.

The Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and scholarly activities. The department prepares AUK students in different disciplines with the fundamental scientific and analytical skills critical to a quality liberal education. The department strives to prepare students to be successful in their careers and promotes lifelong learning.

The Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences seeks to be recognized nationally and regionally for our teaching, our scholarly productivity, our professional and community services, and our outstanding students and alumni. We aim to establish inter-disciplinary research and degree programs to meet future challenges. The department is committed to the preparation of faculty who use up-to-date technology in their teaching.


  • Academic excellence and student success.
  • Integrity, honesty, and productivity.
  • Strong student-faculty relationship.
  • Excellence in scholarly activities and research.
  • Continuous professional development for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Service to the department, college, university, and community.

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