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  • Find Infinite Value in Mathematics
    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
    • Students place first at Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition
      Congratulations to MSUM students Eric Honebrink (Economics), Thierry Oke (Computer Science), Jacob Pawlowski (Actuarial Science), and Gabriel Wilberscheid (Computer Science), […]
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    • Art and Beauty of Catalan Numbers topic of math seminar
      Wednesday, March 4 | 4 p.m. | Bridges 268 Assistant Math Professor Sara Solhjem will speak about “The Art and […]
    • Harms to speak at Math Seminar Feb. 26
      Feb. 26 | 4-5 p.m. | BR 268 The Math Seminar will have Professor Tim Harms from the Math Department […]
    • Math seminar on Effects of Different Variances Wednesday
      Wednesday, Feb. 19 | 4 p.m. | Bridges 268 The Math Seminar will continue this week in BR 268 at […]
    • Learn about the Research Approval Process when Human Subjects are Involved
      Wednesday, Feb. 12 | 4-5 p.m. | BR 268 This week in the Math Seminar Professor Tim Harms will speak […]
    • Professor Nwaigwe speaking on C5.0 Decision Tree Algorithm and Its Applications on Predictive Modeling
      Wednesday, Feb. 5 | 4 p.m. | BR 268 The Math Seminar continues on February 5, 2020 at 4pm in […]
    • Professor Megan Jensen to speak about Young Tableaux and Hook-length Formulas
      Wednesday, Jan. 29 | 4-5 p.m. | Bridges 268 The Math Seminar continues on Wednesday January 29, when Professor Megan […]
    • Math Seminar talk
      Wednesday, Jan. 22 | 4-5 p.m. | BR 268 Please join us for the first Math Seminar talk of the […]
    • Dr. Fike Zahroon, retired professor, passed away
      Dr. Fike Zahroon, MSUM Mathematics Professor from 1966-1993, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Essentia Health. Obituary and […]
    • Fast Enterprises resume reviews
      Monday, Nov. 4 | 2-4 p.m. | Career Development Center (FR 151) Attention: Computer Information Systems, Physics, Computer Science and […]
    • Digi-Key Electronics hiring software engineers, software engineer Internship positions
      On-campus interviews: Friday, Oct. 25 | Career Development Center, Flora Frick 151 Attention Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Physics and […]
    • 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 […]
  • 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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