Math Undergraduate

Endless Possibilities

Actuary, grad school, financial mathematics, and bioinformatics are only a few.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences provides courses in both pure and applied mathematics, as well as in statistics.


Mathematical Sciences: Bachelor of Science

You can choose from traditional courses in pure mathematics and extensive studies in statistics - a rapidly growing field of applied mathematics.

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Mathematical Sciences: Bachelor of Science with Secondary Education Certification

For a teaching major in Mathematics, complete the Mathematics degree along with the appropriate teaching certification courses.

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Four-Year Program Guides

The Classroom & Beyond

  • Summer REU

    Summer REU

    Matthew Buhr participated at an NSF-Sponsored REU at Arizona State University’s Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute this past summer.  He did research on mathematical modeling and dynamical systems and worked collaboratively on a group research project.  

  • The Math Department annually hosts the Merten Hasse Math Competition for area junior high and high school students. Schools earn points for each student who places in the top eight of the division exams.

  • Join the national mathematics honor society

After Graduation

Mathematics and math-related careers are consistently rated among the top five best careers. Actuaries and statisticians are in demand in business, government and industry.

Potential Careers

  • Actuary
  • Programmer
  • Data Analysis
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Sales Analyst
  • Sr. Data Analyst

Recent Employers

  • AEGON USA, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Great West Casualty Insurance, Sioux City, Iowa
  • US Government
  • South Dakota Investment Council
  • Citibank, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Esurance
  • SONIFI Solutions, Inc.
Success Stories

Success Stories

When I started my freshman year, I didn’t know what I wanted to study. USD provided a lot of possibilities, so I didn’t have to have my mind made up right away. Corina Larson, 2017