Mathematics

Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics provides a program that focuses on pure and applied mathematics, mathematics education, statistics, and actuarial science.  The department maintains primary responsibility for all mathematics and statistics courses offered by Pittsburg State University.

The PSU Department of Mathematics offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in Mathematics, a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Mathematics (for teaching grades 6 - 12), a Bachelor of Science with a major in Mathematics and emphasis in Actuarial Science, Master of Science in Mathematics, and a Graduate Certificate in Mathematics. Also available are a minor in teaching mathematics for grades 5 - 8 and a minor in mathematics.

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The Department of Mathematics offers undergraduate and graduate degrees tailored to individual student needs.

A Bachelor of Science (BS) prepares students for a career in mathematics or to pursue a graduate degree in mathematics. Within the BS degree, the Actuarial Emphasis provides Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) credit and prepares students to sit for the first two actuarial exams.

Within the Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd) degree, the 5-8 emphasis prepares the recipient for licensure at the Late Childhood through Early Adolescence (middle school) level and the 6-12 emphasis prepares the recipient for licensure at the Early Adolescence through Late Adolescence (high school) level.

A Minor in Mathematics is available which can be adapted to a variety of business or STEM disciplines. In addition, we offer a Minor in Mathematics (Teaching Grades 5-8) which, in conjunction with any BSEd degree, prepares students for licensure at the Late Childhood through Early Adolescence (middle school) level.

The Master of Science in Math degree provides for advanced study in mathematics, preparing students to teach at the community college level, a career in mathematics, or an advanced degree in mathematics. The 18-hour Certificate in Graduate Mathematics is designed to certify that the recipients have a knowledge base in graduate mathematics requisite in a variety of areas, including collegiate level teaching.

Learn More About the Program and the Degree and Career Options

Math Tutors Group

Tutorial Room 223 Yates Hall
Tutors are available: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 3:00pm
Monday-Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Math Computer Lab 221 Yates Hall
The lab, which contains 12 PCs, is scheduled to be open the during following times:
Monday-Thursday, 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

The Department of Mathematics has several scholarships available to math majors.
To apply, students should:

Applications are due on February 1 to be considered for the following academic year. To be eligible to be considered for need based scholarships, complete the scholarship application by February 1st and file the FAFSA by March 1st of each year.

Gorilla Advantage:
Many students from Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas can attend Pittsburg State University at our low in-state tuition. To see if you are eligible, visit Gorilla Advantage In-State Tuition Plan.

For more information, contact the Department of Mathematics at 620-235-4400 or the PSU Office of Financial Assistance at 1-800-854-PITT (7488).

Mathematics Courses

Current offerings may be viewed in the course schedule.

Departmental Honors

Criteria for Departmental Honors can be found here.

Mathematics Placement Scheme

Download the Mathematics Placement Scheme. Find the student's Mathematics ACT and go down that column until you arrive at the row which best describes the student's High School mathematics background. The mathematics courses which would be appropriate for your student are listed by number in that cell. If a student did well in the HS mathematics courses, then you might choose the higher numbered courses, otherwise it would be wise to choose the lower numbered courses.

The following two student organizations are active at PSU.
Also of interest is Mu Sigma Rho. 


Kappa Mu Epsilon

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Kappa Mu Epsilon is an honor society for students of mathematics.

Founded in 1931, its chapters are located in colleges and universities of recognized standing which offer a strong mathematics major. The chapters' members are selected from students of mathematics and other closely related fields who have maintained standards of scholarship, have professional merit, and have attained academic distinction.

Contact Dr. Thuong for more information.


The Math Club

The Math Club hosts social and professional events for students with an interest in the mathematical sciences. In addition to its own meetings, the Math Club holds joint meetings throughout the semester with the PSU Kappa Mu Epsilon chapter. The Math Club also serves as the Mathematical Association of America student chapter at PSU.

Contact Dr. Childers for more information.


PSU Actuarial Society

PSU Actuarial Society is a group for students interested in pursuing a career as an actuary.

Contact Dr. Jayawardhana for more information.


Mu Sigma Rho

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Mu Sigma Rho is the national honorary society for statistics.

Its purpose is the promotion and encouragement of scholarly activity in statistics, and the recognition of outstanding achievement among the students and instructional staff in eligible academic institutions. Mu Sigma Rho involves graduate students at all levels, undergraduates, faculty and professional statisticians.

Contact Dr. Jayawardhana for more information.

Research Guides

Through PSU Axe Library

About Us
  • Welcome to the Mathematics Department
  • Connect with Us - Alumni, Newsletter
  • Mathematics Links of Interest
  • Make a Gift to the Mathematics Department

Mission Statement

The Department of Mathematics provides a program that focuses on pure and applied mathematics, mathematics education, statistics, and actuarial science.  The department maintains primary responsibility for all mathematics and statistics courses offered by Pittsburg State University.

The department offers a variety of services to meet the needs of its constituents.  The department offers degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as in-service education opportunities appropriate for area teachers.  At the undergraduate level, a sound, substantial baccalaureate program is provided which is sufficiently varied to meet diverse student needs.  The program includes personal academic and career advisement.  At the graduate level, a high quality program is provided with excellent mathematical guidance that is student-focused and tailored to the individual's needs.

The department aids in the professional development of each faculty member by encouraging improvement in teaching, research, and scholarly activity that contributes to pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, and mathematics education.

The department serves its various communities through participation in local, regional, national, and international professional organizations.  It also serves the entire university through service courses, consulting, collaboration, and committee work.


Yates Hall 1

The Department of Mathematics is located on the second floor of Yates Hall in Room 224. Within the department are several classrooms, computer cluster, tutorial room, and offices for faculty and staff.
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ALUMNI - Please Update US about "YOU!"
We are very interested in what our alumni are doing!

If you have any news please drop us a note at 'Mathematics Department, 224 Yates Hall, Pittsburg State University, 1701 S Broadway St, Pittsburg, KS 66762'. You can also email us at math@pittstate.edu.

If you would like to contribute to the Math Department for scholarships, equipment, or general purpose, click here.


Department Newsletter 

Dr Helen Kriegsman, Past Math ChairNews and photos about our students, faculty, alumni, Colloquium Series, KSMAA, KME, graduation, department happenings, and much more.

2018-2019 Newsletter

2017-2018 Newsletter

2016-2017 Newsletter

2015-2016 Newsletter

2014-2015 Newsletter

2013-2014 Newsletter

2011-2012 Newsletter

The Department of Math would like to thank all those who have been so generous with their contributions. Your contributions help us to provide quality education, educational opportunities, and financial assistance to those seeking an education through Math.

Areas of need include Math Scholarships and the Math General Fund for areas of greatest need. You may also contribute to other Math areas of your choosing.

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Math Relays

The annual Pitt State Math Relays are designed to give area high school students an opportunity to participate in mathematics competition featuring knowledge, ability, and speed

Statistic Poster Contest 2014

Statistics Poster Competition

All students in grades 10 through 12 residing in Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma are eligible to participate

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KRPS Interviews Math Alumni

Listen to our majors Ben ColtharpNathan FloodAshley Keller, and Haley Botts, and minor Bo Farrow speak on their experiences in the math department

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Kansas Collegiate Mathematics Competition

The Kansas Collegiate Mathematics Competition (KCMC) is a problem-solving contest open to undergraduates from colleges and universities in Kansas

Helpful Gorilla Links
  • Becoming a Gorilla
  • Current Mathematics Gorillas
  • Mathematics Links of Interest
Click here for a list of mathematics websites about professional organizations, special interests to students, women and mathematics, history of math, and other interesting mathematics websites.

Contact Information

Chair: Tim Flood
Contact: Suzanne K Lindsay

Mathematics Department
224 Yates Hall
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Phone 620-235-4400
Fax 620-235-4429

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