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Department News

Byndas Passes Exam P

Michael Byndas and Dr. Gordon Swain Michael Byndas Passes Exam P Michael Byndas, a senior at Ashland University, has passed the Society of Actuaries' Probability… Read more

2016 Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics) New Inductees

The following students were inducted into the Pi Mu Epsilon in 2016: Ryan Bastian, Kali Bolen, Michael Byndas, Kelly Crowl, Dani Czekaj, Michael Hudec, Katie… Read more

Math and Computer Science 2016 Honor's Reception

The 2016 Honor's Reception for the Math and Computer Science Department was held on April 27, 2016. Students were awarded for a GPA of 3.5… Read more

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Gordon Swain
Dr. Gordon Swain, professor of mathematics, joined the Ashland University faculty in 1994. In addition to teaching a large variety of mathematics courses, including statistics,...Read more

Career Opportunities

Whatever you decide to study in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, you have made a good decision. According to careercast.com, the top 10 jobs of 2015...

#1 Actuary 

#3 Mathematician

#4 Statistician

#8 Software Engineer

#10 Computer Systems Analyst

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The department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers majors in actuarial science, computer science, mathematics and integrated mathematics (i.e. secondary mathematics education). When you major in any of these disciplines at Ashland University, you study with experts who are well regarded in their professions and active in the field. You also have the advantage of small classes that allow you to get to know your professors well. Our outstanding facilities include the latest computers running Linux, Solaris, MacOS and Windows operating systems along with a host of software to handle any mathematical or computer science challenge you encounter. Whether you choose to enter the workforce after college or go on to graduate school, the education you receive from Ashland University’s Mathematics and Computer Science department will prepare you well.

Student Activities

Students studying actuarial science, computer science, mathematics and integrated mathematics are actively involved in various activities and organizations outside of the classroom. Some of the things our students have been doing lately:

  • Completing internships at local and regional businesses while earning course credit, obtaining valuable experience and making money
  • Taking (and passing!) the first two professional actuarial exams (probability and financial mathematics)
  • Participating in the Problem Solving Group: solving problems posed in academic journals and publishing the solutions
  • Participating in the annual Association for Computing Machinery Regional Programming Competition
  • Participating in the annual Ohio Mathematical Association of America Student Team Mathematics Competition
  • Presenting research at regional and national professional conferences
  • Attending summer research experience for undergraduate programs
  • Participating in the international mathematics Putnam exam
  • Serving as a peer tutor for introductory level mathematics and computer science courses
  • Being invited to join the prestigious academic honor societies Pi Mu Epsilon and Upsilon Pi Epsilon
  • Participating in student organizations: Mathematical Association of America and Association for Computing Machinery

In Their Own Words

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