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.
A Message From our Alumni!
Mr. Johnny Stitts
Secondary Mathematics Specialist for Jonesboro Public Schools
One of the best experiences I had in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics was having the privilege of doing mathematical research with one of my favorite Professors Dr. Miao. I got to travel and present the research in many different places. During the conference in Edmond, Oklahoma, I received 3rd place for my research. It was one of the most exciting moments in my life and I will never forget it!
My favorite memory is studying in the student union with fellow students until about 2:30 am preparing for a Modern Algebra Exam. Going through courses with friends is a great idea. Often your strength will be their weakness and vice versa. This bond always helped me widen my way of thinking and I’m better for it.
Live in the moment. Make your education your main priority and enjoy all it has to offer. Take advantage of the supplemental learning opportunities. Attend events, help recruit more students, and be the example of what it means to be a Department of Mathematics & Statistics student. I promise you will not be disappointed by the results and opportunities this will create.