The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers courses designed to provide students with knowledge in the mathematical sciences that is necessary to function and succeed in an increasingly complex, technological world.
Specifically, the department serves students who plan to:
  • major in mathematics, in computer sciences, or in other disciplines with mathematics requirements
  • enter graduate schools or professional schools of medicine or engineering
  • teach in elementary, middle, or secondary schools or in junior colleges
  • enter careers in business, industry, or government.
Programs in the department lead to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Mathematics or Actuarial Science. Students choose one of the following concentrations if they major in Mathematics: Professional Mathematics or Mathematics Education. Minors are offered in Mathematics; in Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences; and in Statistics.

Additionally, the department offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (MS) with a major in Mathematics, the Master of Science in Teaching (MST) with a major in Mathematics, and a minor in Mathematics at the graduate level. Five concentrations are offered under the MS: Actuarial Science, General Mathematics, Industrial Mathematics, Mathematics Education, and Research Preparation. Two concentrations are offered under the MST: Middle Grade Mathematics and Secondary Mathematics. The department also offers courses in the Master of Science in Professional Science (MSPS) degree program in which students can choose a concentration in Biostatistics.

Are you struggling with your math courses?  Our tutors can help. 

MTSU offers free tutoring for a variety of mathematics courses.  Many of our tutors are GTA’s, and they love to teach and talk about math.  Come to KOM 252 to our Calculus Lab for help in Math 1720, 1730, 1810, 1910, 1920, and 3110.  For MATH 1010, 1530, 1630, and 1710 our tutoring table is on the first floor of the Walker Library.  The hours for both tutoring labs are Monday-Thursday, 9am-6pm, and Friday 10am-2pm.


2022 Raider RoundUp

Raider Roundup
Dr. Alyson Lischka and Dr. Chris Stephens led a group of 22 high school students in a competition for Raider Roundup, a MTSU Department of Agriculture event. This event included over 500 students from surrounding counties in various agriculture themed events.  Dr. Lischka and Dr. Stephens engaged students in an activity on measuring land area of irregular shaped plots of land.  The students worked cooperatively in groups to determine how to calculate the land area.  Prizes were given at the end of the day to the winners.



Sieve Methods in Random Graph Theory Seminar by Dr. J.C. SaundersSaunders Seminar

On September 23, Dr. J.C. Saunders presented a MTSU-Vanderbilt Joint Discrete Mathematics seminar. Dr. Saunders introduced the Turan sieve method, which was originally introduced by Pal Turan to study the number of prime factors of positive integers. In Dr. Saunders talk, he demonstrated how the Turan sieve method can be used to study random graphs. With his collaborator Dr. Liu from University of Waterloo, Dr. Saunders uses Turan sieve method to provide concrete upper and lower bounds the probability of random graphs with a given diameter, which recover an asymptotic result of Bela Bollobas.  

GTA's Dedicated to Student Success

GTA whole group

Our Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) work hard to help undergraduate MTSU students learn mathematics. They are guided by Dr. Jeremy Strayer and Dr. Rebecca Calahan, the department’s teaching and tutoring supervisors. 
GTAs are committed to the success of MTSU students—meeting early on Friday mornings to discuss the ins and outs of tutoring and teaching classes. They do all of this while enrolled in coursework in pursuit of their own graduate degrees.  They collaborate and discuss the teaching strategies they have used throughout the week. Graduate student William Cox said, “It’s wonderful to have a dedicated time to learn from each other.  I think it’s a great opportunity for us to share our trials and tribulations being first year teachers.




MTSU Department of Mathematical Sciences
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132
Phone: (615) 898-2669
Fax: (615) 898-5422