Welcome to the Department of Mathematical Sciences
As our world becomes increasingly connected by the internet, math is more important than ever. It provides the basis of every technology we have and helps us plan the technology of the future.
At USD, our internationally recognized faculty represent a wide variety of research and teaching interests, including both pure and applied mathematics. As a mathematical sciences student, you'll benefit from small class sizes and hands-on research projects. You'll also have the opportunity to intern across the country or across the world, preparing you for a career in accounting, business, teaching and many more.
Join our community of researchers, future planners and problem solvers in the USD Department of Mathematical Sciences.
Meet the Department
Rebecka Peterson, a math teacher from Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was named Oklahoma’s 2022 Teacher of the Year this spring. Her experience as a graduate student in mathematical sciences at USD from 2010 to 2011 greatly influenced her approach to teaching, she said.
The University of South Dakota College of Arts & Sciences is hosting its second annual Artificial Intelligence (AI) Symposium March 22 in-person in the Muenster University Center Ballroom and online.
Known For Excellence
Our professors are internationally recognized for their research, making them ideal mentors for students interested in ground breaking research.
Get a personalized education with small class sizes.
Departments & Facilities
Merten Hasse Mathematics Contest
The Department of Mathematical Sciences annually hosts the Merten Hasse Math Competition for area middle school and high school students. Students can qualify for several prizes, including a scholarship to USD.