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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
    • Math Seminar: Sara Sohjem
      Wednesday, Feb. 21 | 4-5 p.m. | BR 268 The Math Seminar continues on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. […]
    • Math Seminar: Stefan Nelson
      Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 4-5 p.m. | BR 268 The Math Seminar continues with senior math major Stefan Nelson presenting […]
    • Math Seminar: Dr. Ashok Aryal
      Wednesday, Feb. 7 | 4-5 p.m. | BR 268 The Math Seminar, Wednesday Feb. 7 from 4-5 p.m. in BR […]
    • Math Seminar: Dr. Sayel Ali
      Wednesday, Jan. 31 | 4-5 p.m | BR 268 The Math Seminar continues on Wednesday Jan. 31 at 4 p.m. […]
    • Math Seminar: Professor David Kramar
      Wednesday, Jan. 24 | 4 p.m. | Bridges 268 Professor David Kramar of the Anthropology and Earth Science Department will […]
    • Adam M. Goyt will be speaking on the Banach-Tarski Paradox at Math Seminar
      Wednesday, Jan. 17 | 4-5 p.m. | Bridges 268 Abstract: The Banach-Tarski Paradox says that one can divide a three-dimensional […]
    • Dr. Ashok Aryal published in ‘Potential Analysis’ journal
      Dr. Ashok Aryal, Mathematics, had his paper, “Geometry of Mean Value Sets for General Divergence Form Uniformly Elliptic Operators” with Dr. Ivan […]
    • Professor Aryal to speak at Tri-College Colloquium
      Professor Ashok Aryal (MSUM) will speak in the Tri-College Colloquium at NDSU on Tuesday, November 28. Title: The Mean value […]
    • Dr. Iyiola co-authors paper published in ‘Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences’
      Dr. Olaniyi Iyiola, Mathematics Department, had a paper published: “Nonlinear iteration method for proximal split feasibility problems,” co-authored with Yekini […]
    • Dr. Fulghesu’s research paper accepted for publication
      Dr. Damiano Fulghesu, associate professor of the Math Department, had a research paper accepted for publication in the Michigan Math […]
    • Dr. Olaniyi Iyiola co-authors paper published in Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics
      Dr. Olaniyi Iyiola, Mathematics Department, published a paper titled: “A real distinct poles rational approximation of generalized Mittag-Leffler functions and […]
    • Coffee with Anne
      During “Coffee with Anne” this month,  President Anne Blackhurst visited with some of our new employees and shared the rich […]
    • Skalsky awarded all expenses paid trip to Field of Dreams Conference
      Mathematics major Ashley Skalsky was awarded an all expenses paid trip to the Field of Dreams Conference that is hosted […]
    • Olaniyi Iyiola has paper published in journal
      Olaniyi Iyiola, Mathematics Department, had a paper published: “Strong convergence result for proximal split feasibility problem in Hilbert spaces,” co-authored with […]
    • Dr. Ashok Aryal to present research at Prairie Analysis Seminar
      Dr. Ashok Aryal will present his research at Prairie Analysis Seminar (PAS Conference) taking place at Kansas State University this […]
    • Kalthoff passes financial mathematics actuarial exam
      The Paseka School of Business would like to congratulate finance major and FMA president Jenna Kalthoff for passing the Financial […]
    • Mathematics students pass actuarial exams
      Six MSUM students pass actuarial science exams
    • Mathematics students pass actuarial exams
      MSUM’s Mathematics Department would like to congratulate our exceptional actuarial students who passed actuarial exams this past summer. Leslie Miller, […]
    • Aidan Shafer ranks in top third of Putnam Mathematical Competition
      Congratulations to Aidan Shafer, double major in Mathematics and Physics, who ranked in the top third of the Putnam Mathematical […]
    • MSUM’s Annual Math Team Contest Winners
      Twenty MSUM students participated in the Mathematics Department’s 2nd Annual Math Team Contest on Saturday, April 22.  team came in […]
  • 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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