# 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 two minors in **Mathematics** and in **Applied Statistics**.

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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**. For more information, **click here**.

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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**Faculty Spotlight**

Dr. Fox is one of the most active researchers in our department, having published five journal articles since 2016 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. 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 submitted 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 and Analytic Geometry I | 4 |

MATH 1920 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry 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 |

25 hours |

### What Do Math Majors Do After Graduation?

**Mathematics and Statistics majors go on to pursue many different career paths:**

- Actuary
- Computer Programmer
- Engineer
- 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