Department of Mathematics & Statistics
The knowledgable and friendly faculty of the Department of Mathematics at Austin Peay are dedicated to providing a quality education in mathematics. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mathematics may choose from 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. We also have three minors in Mathematics, Actuarial Science, and Applied Statistics.
We offer several master's degree programs: both an M.S. and PSM degrees in Predictive Analytics and Mathematical Finance, and an M.S. in Mathematics Instruction.
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. Let the Mathematics faculty at Austin Peay help you prepare for the career of your choice!
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I can honestly say that studying mathematics has been such a wonderful and fulfilling experience so far. My professors and my peers in the Math department have made a huge impact on my success during my time at APSU.
Before transferring to APSU I had so much doubt in my ability to pursue a degree in Math. But everyone in this department has helped me build my confidence and made me feel like I'm on the right path! I know my academic success would not be possible without this encouraging community of professors and peers.
The experience I’ve had with the faculty members of Austin Peay’s math department has been phenomenal. Everyone I’ve encountered has been helpful and encouraging throughout my journey. They are part of the reason for my success and I’m proud to be part of such an amazing institution.
The research experience I have gained at APSU could not be matched by any other university. Austin Peay provided me multiple opportunities to do interesting research, to present my work at conferences, and to work with very knowledgeable professors to publish papers.
I have been able to accomplish things APSUthat wouldn't have been possible without the overwhelming support of the math department, betweenthe funding to study abroad and present research at conferences, writing countless letters of recommendation, andsimply being a source of constant encouragement.
I've been pushed out of my comfort zone and accomplished things I didn't previously think I could do through the constant support and encouragement from my professors and fellow students while here at APSU. I am confident that the knowledge and skills that I've acquired is preparing me for the next step of going to graduate school.
I am so thankful for my professors in this department pushing me to be the best I can be. They truly care about their students and want them to succeed. Everyday I come to school, I know I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be.
Dr. Fox is one of the most active researchers in our department, having published six journal articles since 2016, with an additional two recently accepted papers, on topics within graph theory and combinatorics. He presented his work in September at the 10th International Workshop on Graph Labelings at Ball State University and at the MAA Southeast Section Conference in March at Lee University. Dr. Fox has heavily involved undergraduates in his research with students he has mentored presenting at national mathematics conferences in Colorado and Nebraska, and with a paper written with one of his students being recently accepted for publication. This research activity, along with success teaching in the classroom and serving in roles on APSU’s Faculty Senate and Research Council, has recently earned Dr. Fox a promotion to the rank of Associate Professor.
What Will I Learn?
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics consists of either the Mathematics major or three different concentrations: Mathematics Education, Statistics, and Actuarial Science. See below for the core class requirements for the Mathematics major, which are required classes for all concentrations, or go to our Majors and Concentrations page for more information on further requirements for each concentration.
|MATH 1910 - Calculus I||4|
|MATH 1920 - Calculus II||4|
|MATH 2110 - Calculus III||4|
|MATH 3010 - Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning||3|
|MATH 3450 - Linear Algebra||3|
|MATH 4240 - Probability||3|
|MATH 4450 - Mathematical Models||3|
|MATH 4810 - Senior Seminar||1|
What Do Math Majors Do After Graduation?
Mathematics and Statistics majors go on to pursue many different career paths:
- Computer Programmer
- Financial Analyst
- Fraud Investigator
- Government Statistician
- High School or Middle School Math Teacher
- Insurance Risk Manager
- Market Research Analyst
- Math Education Researcher
- Math Professor at Community College or University
- NSA Intelligence Officer
- Operations Analyst
- Software Engineer