The Mathematics Department provides an in-depth education in a broad range of topics. Whether you want to open the minds of future students, assess risk for business, harness the power of computer to solve complex math problems, or dive deep into the theoretical underpinnings of mathematics, MSUM is the place for you. Within the department there is a great sense of discovery and collaboration as students and faculty are active in research, journal publication, conference presentations, and mathematics competitions. Many students and faculty have received distinguished awards and recognition.
The majority of our classes are capped at 35 students, so you’ll get the individual attention you deserve as you delve into complicated aspects of the field.
You’ll be encouraged to explore your mathematical interests outside of the classroom through research. By doing so, you’ll have the opportunity to prove previously unexplored theorems, and will receive the utmost support from your professors.
Your faculty are here for you. They’re teaching your classes, advising student organizations, and collaborating on research with you. Because of small class sizes, you’ll develop more meaningful professional relationships with your professors, which will be a great help as you begin applying for jobs after graduation.
Hear from alumni who’ve been in your shoes, attend conferences and career fairs, and participate in competitions with your peers. You’ll learn by getting involved with your community.
Paper co-authored by Dr. Damiano Fulghesu Accepted for PublicationThe paper “Infinite Families of Infinite Series With Integer Sums”, co-authored by Dr. Damiano Fulghesu, a faculty member of the Department of Mathematics, has been accepted for publication in The College Mathematics Journal. The paper is a collaboration with Dr. James Sellers, University of Minnesota Duluth, and Dr. Courtney Taylor, Anderson University.
Tim Harms appointed to the SciMathMN BoardProfessor Tim Harms, Mathematics, has just completed his service on the Minnesota Mathematics Standards Revision Committee. He has been appointed to a two year term on the SciMathMN Board and will be serving on the Standards & Frameworks Committee. SciMathMN brings together a statewide STEM community to promote equitable and accessible STEM learning and workforce participation, empower lifelong learning, and […]
Obituary: Kris MontisIt is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our friend and long-time colleague, Kris Montis. Kris, 67, of Moorhead, joined the MSUM math department in 2001 and retired in 2020. She recently built a retirement home, where she lived with her two sisters and a family friend. Her husband, Dwayne, passed away in 2020, before the pandemic. A […]
Physics Seminar — Hands-on Relativity with Dr. Robert SalgadoPlease join us at 3PM on Friday, Apr 22 in HA325 or at the link below for a physics seminar by our very own Dr. Robert Salgado, who has extensive experience developing graphical, hands-on approaches to understanding relativity. Title: Relativity on Rotated Graph Paper… You can count on it. Abstract: We present visual calculations in special relativity using spacetime diagrams […]
Physics alumna to share continuing research in SAC keynote addressMSUM alumna Dr. Heather Cegla (she/they) will share her research experience with others as the keynote speaker at the Student Academic Conference on Tuesday, April 5. Heather earned a bachelor of science in physics with an emphasis in astronomy and a minor in mathematics. The Dilworth native is as an assistant professor and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellow at the […]