The Department of Mathematics and Statistics provides a robust mathematical experience where students gain valuable skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and effective communication of mathematical concepts and models. Our goal is to provide the highest quality education to prepare you to become our colleagues and peers. Our learning and research environment is designed purposefully to welcome students.
Preparing you for a successful career
Our degree programs prepare students for a variety of future endeavors and careers in business, industry, government, research, and academia. Recent graduates of our degree programs have gone on to successful careers as actuaries, statisticians, financial analysts, college professors, mathematicians, operations research analysts, and educators and many of our graduates pursue doctoral degrees in mathematics or statistics.
Mathematical professions regularly rank near the top in surveys of job satisfaction of all professions. In fact, the Wall Street Journal recently ranked Mathematician, Actuary, and Statistician as the top three professions in the United States.
Secondary school students in Northeast Arkansas who are presently enrolled in any one of the following courses: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trig/Precalculus, Calculus, and Statistics, are invited to participate in the regional competition sponsored by the Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ACTM) and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Arkansas State University.