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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
    • 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 […]
    • Gurung published in Minnesota Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics
      Shrijana Gurung’s paper “Right Tetrahedra and Pythagorean Quadruples” was published on the Minnesota Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics. Shrijana graduated from […]
    • Fulghesu published in Mathematische Zeitschrift, Aequationes Mathematicae
      Damiano Fulghesu, from the Math Department, had two papers published. One on Mathematische Zeitschrift titled “Arithmetic sets in groups” was […]
    • Goyt, Erickson and Reiswig published in Mathematics Magazine
      Adam Goyt’s paper “Aphid Sequences, Turning Fibonacci Numbers Inside Out” with Samuel Erickson co 2017 and Josiah Reiswig co 2015 […]
    • Math Seminar: Alicai Swenson, Binod Rai
      Wednesday, April 25 | 4-5 p.m. | BR 268 The Mathematics Seminar comes to an end this week. The final […]
    • Math seminar: Zach Snell & Samantha Swenson
      Wednesday, April 18 | 4-5 p.m. | BR 268 The Math Seminar Continues this Wednesday when Zach Snell will be […]
    • Math Seminar: Sakura Yajima & Lin-z Herda
      Wednesday, April 11 | 4-5 p.m. | BR 268 On Wednesday, April 11 at 4 p.m. in BR 268, the […]
    • Math Seminar: Audrey Jensen & Aidan Shafer
      Wednesday, April 4 | 4-5 p.m. | BR 268 The student talks in the mathematics seminar continue on Wednesday, April […]
    • Math Seminar: Jennifer Williams & Abe Roehrich
      Wednesday, March 28 | 4-5 p.m. | BR 268 The Student Talks in the Mathematics Seminar continue on Wednesday, March […]
    • Math Seminar: Sakura Yajima, Luke Sanderson
      Wednesday, March 21 | 4-4:50 p.m. | BR 268 The student talks in the math seminar continue this week on […]
    • Math Seminar: Binod Rai & Courtney Magnuson
      Wednesday, March 14 | 4-4:50 p.m. | BR 268 The Math Seminar welcomes its first student talks on Wednesday, March […]
    • Math Seminar: Adam M. Goyt
      Wednesday, Feb. 28 | 4-5 p.m. | BR 268 The Math Seminar continues on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. […]
    • 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 […]
  • 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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