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

  • Allie Holland

    Summer REU

    Allie Holland spent six weeks in Pittsburgh, PA with the Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS). As a final project, Allie worked with data from the Center for Oral Health Research in Appalachia (COHRA) study. Specifically, they worked on psychosocial variables and dental caries.

  • 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  Recent Employers
Actuary AEGON USA, Cedar Rapids, IA
Programmer Great West Casualty Insurance, Sioux City, IA
Data Analysis US Government
Chartered Financial Analyst South Dakota Investment Council
Data Analyst Citibank, Sioux Falls, SD

Mathematics Success Stories

Success Stories

I achieved my goal of becoming an actuary for a large insurance company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, but it didn’t come without learning how to fail. Arlan Aakre, 2000 Graduate