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Mathematics Science


We envision excellence in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science as one’s attainment of the highest level of proficiency in mathematics and/or computer science. Excellence is dynamic. As skills and academic and professional attributes are increased and sharpened, newer standards of excellence are derived from previous plateaus of success.


The department offers Bachelor's Degrees in the following disciplines:

  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science

In an effort to offer programs at the highest level of proficiency, the department is working diligently towards ABET accreditation for our Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science program.
The department also offers a dual degree program in Mathematics and Engineering through contractual agreements with both Auburn University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.   Students complete the requirements for the Bachelors of Mathematics degree while attending ASU and then attend either Auburn or UAB to complete the undergraduate degree requirements for the Engineering discipline of their choice. Through this program initiative, the department aspires to have our students reach their objective of being tomorrow’s engineers.

At the graduate level, we offer a Master of Science degree in Mathematics. Graduate students will have the unique opportunity to study along-side some of the best and brightest mathematical minds in the country.


Mathematics is the foundation on which so many other academic disciplines are built. Mathematicians use mathematical theory, computational techniques, algorithms, and the latest computer technology to solve economic, scientific, engineering, and business problems.

Engineers, computer scientists, physicists, and economists are among those who use mathematics extensively. Statisticians, actuaries, and operations research analysts, are actually specialists in a particular branch of mathematics. Mathematicians should have substantial knowledge of computer programming, because most complex mathematical computation and much mathematical modeling are done on a computer.


Computer Scientists are the designers, creators, and inventors of new technology. By creating new technology, or finding alternative uses for existing resources, they solve complex business, scientific, and general computing problems.

Computer scientists discover new ways for computers to process and transmit information, use technology to create life-like situations, and create machines that can perform tasks on their own. The prolific use of computers and information technology has generated a need for highly trained, innovative workers with extensive theoretical expertise.


If you…

  • Possess a strong aptitude for mathematics and other technical topics
  • Think logically and creatively
  • Have good reasoning skills to identify, analyze, and apply basic principles to a variety of problems
  • Have good communication skills to interact and discuss proposed solutions with people who may not have extensive knowledge of mathematics or computer science
  • Have the desire to sharpen your skills and explore the beauty of mathematical journeys and technological innovation

Then the answer is YES!!!

The departmental faculty members have demonstrated that they are phenomenal teachers and researchers. Our faculty members care about their students and they have a vested interest in helping them achieve success in all of their endeavors. We are proud to say that our mathematics and computer science graduates have found success in fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and as ambassadors for education around the world.


Contact the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

Phone: (334) 229-4465
Email: Dr. Carl Pettis

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