Department of Mathematics and Physics

Department of Mathematics and Physics

The Department of Mathematics and Physics offers courses leading to Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees. The department consists of three program areas: Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics.

  • Computer Science: The department offers an undergraduate degree in Computer Science where students gain problem-solving, critical thinking, and complex analytical skills to compete in the workforce.
  • Mathematics: The department offers a traditional mathematics degree with emphases in Actuarial Science, Teaching 5-8, and Teaching 6-12. A graduate degree and certificate are also available in mathematics.
  • Physics: The department offers undergraduate degrees with seven emphases and a five-year, accelerated program leading to a Master of Science degree. The department also works with the chemistry and engineering technology departments to offer a Master of Science Degree in Materials Science.

Student Resources
  • Scholarship Information
  • Course and Placement Information
  • Tutors and Computer Lab
  • Research Guides

The Department of Mathematics and Physics has several scholarships available to majors.

Math Majors:

  • Apply online
  • Fill out the Mathematics Scholarship Application (PDF) and return it to the Department of Math and Physics at 224 Yates Hall. Applications are due on February 1st 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.
Physics Majors:

Mathematics and Physics Courses

Current offerings may be viewed in the course schedule.

Mathematics Honors

Criteria for Departmental Honors (PDF)

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 high school mathematics courses, then you might choose the higher numbered courses, otherwise it would be wise to choose the lower numbered courses.

Math Tutors Group

Tutorial Room: 223 Yates Hall
Tutors are available: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Monday-Thursday, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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

Research Guides

Available through PSU Axe Library:

Connect With Us
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  • Social Media
  • Student Organizations

If you have any news, please drop us a note at the Department of Mathematics and Physics, 224 Yates Hall, Pittsburg State University, 1701 S Broadway St, Pittsburg, KS 66762. You may also e-mail us at

If you would like to contribute to the Department of Mathematics and Physics for scholarships, equipment, or general purpose, visit Make a Gift to Mathematics or Make a Gift to Physics websites.

Mathematics Newsletter 

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

2022-2023 Newsletter (Issue 2)

2022-2023 Newsletter

2021-2022 Newsletter

2020-2021 Newsletter

2019-2020 Newsletter

2018-2019 Newsletter

2017-2018 Newsletter

2016-2017 Newsletter

2015-2016 Newsletter

2014-2015 Newsletter

2013-2014 Newsletter

2011-2012 Newsletter

Physics Department   

L. Russell Kelce Planetarium   


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. Thuong 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.


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The PSU Chapter of Society of Physics Students (SPS), a national organization, is in Zone 12 and a member of Sigma Pi Sigma Honor Society.

Our Mission

The purpose of our SPS chapter is the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of physics and the encouragement of student interest in physics throughout academic and local communities.

PSU Chapter Faculty Advisor is Dr. Serif Uran.

Physics contest winners

Math Relay quizzes 2

Annual Pitt State Math Relays

Area high school students participate in competition featuring knowledge, ability, and speed.

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Stats Poster 2

Statistics Poster Competition

Students in grades 10-12 residing in Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma are eligible to participate.

Learn more

Comp Sci 2

New Computer Science Degree

As demand grows for developers, a new degree provides a pipeline for a growing profession.

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Kansas Collegiate Mathematics Competition

The KCMC is a problem-solving contest for undergraduates in Kansas.

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Planetarium inside

L. Russell Kelce Planetarium

Visit us for a show or a documentary film.

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Greenbush Observatory Building

PSU Greenbush Observatory

Visit the facility for daytime and nighttime observations.

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Science Day 2014 Tower Competition

Science Day

High school students participate in individual and team events.

Learn more

Helpful Gorilla Links

Contact Information

Chair: Tim Flood
Contact: Suzanne K. Lindsay
Department of Mathematics and Physics
224 Yates Hall
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, KS 66762

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

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