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Mathematics and Statistics Collection Development Guidelines: Collection Development Plan

Mathematics and Statistics Collection Development Plan

Program Description:

The study of mathematics enhances critical thinking skills and provides an excellent background for a career in most any field including science, engineering, education, law and medicine. 

Accrediting body:


Degrees offered:

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science (B. S.) in Mathematics have four options: Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Statistics, and Actuarial Science. In addition, licensed teachers can pursue an advanced degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a Mathematics Specialization. There are also two minors in Mathematics and in Applied Statistics. There are several master's degree programs: both an M. S. in PSM degrees in Predictive Analytics and Mathematical Finance, and an M. S. in Mathematics.  

Overall Collecting Level Desired:

 3: Instructional Support (see description of collecting levels)

Target Areas:

Probability and statistics, Actuarial science, core courses for humanities majors such as cryptography, and music and math.

Focus Areas:

  • Actuarial Science

Related Subject Areas

  • Education
  • Insurance 
  • Accounting
  • Engineering
  • Physics



Geographical Emphasis:


Chronological Emphasis:


Noted Publishers:

American Mathematical Society, CRC Press (Taylor & Francis)National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Society of Industrial Mathematics (SIAM)

Preferred Dates of Publication:


Types of Resources:

Monographs, Textbooks (under special circumstances), Study guides, Test preparatory 

Notes and Other Considerations:


Review Sources:

Choice Reviews Online

Collection Levels by LC Subject Subdivisions

LC Subject Subdivisions
Call # Ranges Subject Collection Level
  Actuarial Science  
HG 8779-8793 Actuarial science 3
QA 1 - 43 General 2
QA 47 - 59 Tables 2
QA 71 - 90 Instruments and machines 2
QA 101 - 145 Elementary mathematics. Arithmetic 3
QA 150 - 272 Algebra 3
QA 273 - 280 Probabilities. Mathematical statistics 3
QA 299.6 - 433 Analysis 3
QA 440 - 699 Geometry. Trigonometry. Topology 3
QA 801 - 939  Analytic Mechanics 3


Contact Information

Mathematics and Statistics Department
Library Liaison:
Nancy Gibson (Interim)

Faculty Representative:
Dr. Ramanjit K. Sahi

General Selection Guidelines

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