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Department News

2016 Math and Computer Science Newsletter

The 2016 Math and Computer Science Newsletter is available. You can see the 2016 newsletter by going to the Math and Computer Website at https://www.ashland.edu/cas/departments/mathematics-and-computer-science… Read more

AU Problem Solving Group Credited for Solving Problem 334

The Ashland University Problem Solving Group received credit for submitting a correct solution to Problem 334, in the September, 2016 issue of Math Horizons … Read more

Drop-In Tutoring Fall 2016

Drop-In tutoring is available for Math 205, Math 208 and Math 223 for the Fall 2016 semester. Ashland University's Center for Academic Support provides tutors… Read more

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Iyad Ajwa
Dr. Iyad Ajwa earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan; a Master of Science in mathematics and a...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

See what people are saying about our programs.
Matt Uebel
My #1 advice is to be 'The Ghost that Haunts Patterson Hall.' The Math/CS professors are all great people and were always more than happy to work with me through some of the more difficult material. Make your education a collaboration amongst many individuals. Confining yourself to your... more
Matt Uebel
Kristen Loughman
Ashland University's education program is wonderful and the mathematics department is just as great. The professors care about each individual student and they were always around if I needed anything. I loved my experience at AU and now I'm the high school math teacher that I always wanted... more
Kristen Loughman
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When I came into Ashland I was a good student. Once there, the professors taught, pushed and molded me into an excellent student. Each of my math professors took the time to know me and to help me succeed, all the while constantly raising their expectations for myself. They helped me... more
Ken Gasser
Jenise (Smalley) Vaughn's Headshot
I look back on my years in the Ashland University mathematics department with great fondness and gratitude. The small-school atmosphere provided me with a rigorous, yet personal, college experience. Thank you to the AU Math/CS faculty who took the time to not only provide me with a wealth of... more
Jenise (Smalley) Vaughn
Kevin Jackson
The faculty is very supportive and you can tell they enjoy what they do. From them, I gained problem solving skills where I learned how to analyze problems and break them down into easier tasks. Through this they have made me more confident in my mathematics knowledge and skills.
Kevin Jackson
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Ashland University has played a large role in developing my character, providing me with the opportunities, resources and experiences I needed to become a scholar, a leader and servant to others.
Rachel Cordy
Jackie (Trippi) Pfady Headshot
My degree in Mathematics has provided many opportunities in my career and is the cornerstone for my success as a professional. Math has given me a great understanding of logic and has enhanced my analytical thinking and problem solving abilities which are essential in any pursued career. This... more
Jackie (Trippi) Pfadt