# Department of Mathematics & Statistics

#### Mission Statement

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is committed to delivering excellent instruction in a student-centered environment to promote life-long learning and a deep understanding of theoretical and applied mathematics. Our goal is to provide students with a foundational knowledge that prepares them for a wide range of mathematics-based careers or graduate programs.

#### Vision Statement

We will develop our students’ abstract and logical thinking, oral and written communication skills, and ability to apply quantitative techniques to solve real world problems. This goal will be achieved through transformative experiences inside and outside of the classroom.

### Degrees Offered

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mathematics may choose from five
concentrations: **Mathematics, Mathematics Education,**** Statistics, Actuarial Science, **and** Data Science**. 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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**Student Spotlight**

**Madisson Russell**

**2022 Drane Award Recipient**

Madisson Russell recently completed her degree in Statistics after earning recognition for her excellent accomplishments. Most notably, Madisson earned the 2022 Drane Award, which is given to the university's top member of the graduating class based on character, scholarship, and leadership. Over the past two years, Madisson has conducted statistical research with Dr. Ramajit Sahi related to wildfires that has earned her the Dr. Nell Rayburn Award for High Impact Practices, an award for her poster presentation at the Innovation Experience, and resulted in her presenting at the MAA Southeast Section Conference in Georgia. Madisson's success is leading her to a Masters program in Agriculture Economics at McGill University in Montreal this fall.

### What Will I Learn?

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics consists of either the Mathematics major or four different concentrations: Mathematics Education, Statistics, Actuarial Science, and Data 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 - Introduction to Probability | 3 |

MATH 4450 - Introduction to Mathematical Modeling | 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 a University or Community College
- NSA Intelligence Officer
- Operations Analyst
- Software Engineer