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    Excellent preparation for various high-demand careers

Mathematics Department

  • 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.

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  • Benefits of an MSUM Mathematics Department Degree
    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.
  • Mathematics Department News
    • Digi-Key Electronics hiring software engineers, software engineer Internship positions
      Information meeting: Thursday, Oct. 24 | 5 p.m. | Bridges 164 On-campus interviews: Friday, Oct. 25 | Career Development Center, […]
    • Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Megan Jensen
      Meet MSUM’s new instructor of mathematics, Megan Jensen. She is excited to work with the students! Start date: August 26, […]
    • Lindaas and Wallace present at 2019 Noyce Summit in Washington DC
      The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) hosted the 2019 Noyce Summit: […]
    • Harms attends CGI research and policy forum
      Tim Harms, Mathematics Department, attended the Cognitively Guided Instruction Research & Policy Forum June 24. This was held in Minneapolis, […]
    • Math Seminar
      Wednesday, May 1 | 4-5 p.m. | BR 264 Today Luke Sanderson will give a talk in the Math Seminar about neural networks. The seminar is […]
    • Harms, Backes present at MN Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference
      Professor Tim Harms, Mathematics, and Jena Backes, Mathematics and Mathematics Education major, presented at the MN Council of Teachers of […]
    • Noyce internships available
      Interested in sharing your enthusiasm for Science and Math? Noyce internships are available for Math and Science majors. Interns are […]
    • Math Seminar
      Wednesday, April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | BR 264 Courtney Magnuson will give a Math Seminar today at 4 p.m. in BR 264. Title: The Heat […]
    • Math Seminar
      Wednesday, April 17 | 4-5 p.m. | BR 268 Today at 4 p.m., Samuel Holen will give a talk for the Mathematics Seminar in BR […]
    • Dr. Eric Eager to give math talk, speak at Student Academic Conference
      Dr. Eric Eager will be the plenary speaker at this year’s Student Academic Conference. Dr. Eager graduated in 2008 with […]
    • Math talks
      Wednesday, April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | BR 268 There are two Math talks today in BR 268 starting at 4 p.m. Each of them will […]
    • Math presentation: Arc length and programming
      Wednesday, April 3 |4 p.m. | Bridges 268 Math major Jena Backes will give a talk about “Arc Length and […]
    • Mathematics Seminar: Dr. Azer Akhmedov
      Wednesday, March 27 | 4 p.m. | BR 268 Dr. Azer Akhmedov will give a talk about the following problem: suppose we have several villages, and […]
    • Harms presents at International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics
      Tim Harms, Professor of Mathematics Education, presented a poster session, Mentoring Noyce Scholars, at the International Conference on Technology in […]
    • Mathematics Seminar: Dr. T. J. Hansen
      Wednesday, Feb. 27 | 4-5 p.m. | BR 268 Dr. T. J. Hansen will give a talk about applications of mathematics in economic research questions in […]
    • Mathematics Seminar
      Wednesday, Feb. 13 | 4-4:50 p.m. | BR 268 Dr. Linda Winkler will give a talk about classical mechanics in the Mathematics Seminar. The talk will be […]
    • Mathematics Seminar
      Wednesday, Feb. 6 | 4-4:50 p.m. | BR 268 Dr. Linda Winkler will give a talk about classical mechanics in the Mathematics Seminar. The talk will […]
    • Mathematics Seminar: The Magic of de Bruijn Sequences
      Wednesday, Jan. 23 | 4-4:50 p.m. | BR 268 Dr. Adam Goyt will give a talk about magic in Mathematics in the Mathematics Seminar. The talk […]
    • Harms presents at National Math Recovery Conference
      Professor Tim Harms, Mathematics, presented a session on Oct. 23 at the National Math Recovery Conference held in Broomfield, CO. […]
    • Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics High School Day
      Saturday, Oct. 6 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. | NDSU The NDSU Department of Mathematics will host the 22nd […]
  • Careers & Outcomes
    MSUM Mathematics graduates are poised to excel in graduate programs and have become highly successful alumni who are skilled educators, actuaries, engineers, financial mathematicians and more.
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