Mathematics Major & Minor

Student Spotlight

As a math major or minor at Truman, you learn as you collaborate with faculty, conduct collaborative research, compete in national and state math competitions, join a professional mathematics organization and have fun doing it.

Challenging Curriculum

Mathematics is the language of the universe. At Truman, your classes are designed to teach you to apply the latest theories across multiple disciplines. From game theory to probability and the mathematics of finance, you will engage in a broad and deep course of study that leaves room for your personal initiative — which is why our students are highly sought after by employers.

The Power of Choice

Alumni Spotlight

Built on the strength of rigorous courses, you have the flexibility to direct your own path of study in fields like statistics, actuarial science and mathematical biology. Choose the bachelor of science degree for a stronger emphasis in computer science, biology chemistry or physics. Or pursue a bachelor of arts instead if you are interested in obtaining intermediate proficiency in a foreign language.

Thinking about teaching math and physics? At Truman, you can double major in mathematics and physics, then apply to our master’s in education (MAE) program. Students who plan to teach physics and math at the high school level can apply for our Noyce Scholars Program, which provides scholarships for undergraduate junior and senior years and one year of graduate school.

Research

Pursue research through our Next STEP, mathematical biology, and capstone programs. Our intense summer research program with direct faculty mentoring gives you a strong incentive to stick around Kirksville between sessions.

Our small class sizes and a 16:1 faculty-to-student ratio ensure you have frequent one-on-one interactions with full-time professors. Top off your experience with a capstone program that pairs you one-on-one with a mentor for a final research project.

Our Graduates Succeed

Truman’s math majors provide a strong foundation for successful employment or further education after graduation.

Students Receive Honors Scholars Medals

June 15, 2017

Congratulations to Paulina Ann Massey, Computer Science; Melinda Mathews, Mathematics; and Khala Schulte, Mathematics and Business Administration (Finance); who were among the 10 talented graduates who received recognition as Honors Scholars for Spring 2017. Honors Scholar medals were awarded at a pre-commencement ceremony on May 12. Truman’s Honors Scholar Program offers outstanding students the opportunity to select rigorous courses […]

Congratulations Putnam Exam Team

April 11, 2017

Congratulations to Hieu Le, Orion Guan, and Nils Palumbo are due. Putnam results arrived this morning: Truman’s team was ranked 33 out of 568 institutions competing, our highest ranking yet. One member of the team, Hieu Le, made it into the list of top participants, those with rank between 1 and 501 out of 4164 […]

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