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.


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.


The community in the math department is incredible. There’s so much support for all the students here.

Elizabeth H., Math Major

Actuarial Science News

March 19, 2018

Congratulations to Jo Datz, Wyatt Mansell and Maggie Tauser for recently accepting positions as Actuaries.  Jo will be with Ekon Benefits in St. Louis, Wyatt will be with Willis Towers Watson in St. Louis and Maggie will be with Missouri Farm Bureau in Jefferson City.  Congratulations to Nick Theile, Camden Woods and Evan Thierry for […]

Actuarial Science & Kansas City Life

February 22, 2018

The Actuarial profession is consistently ranked as a top-rated job(  Most practicing actuaries today have a degree in Math, Actuarial Science, Statistics, Computer Science, Finance or Economics.  The Actuarial Science Minor consists of the coursework needed to pursue this profession.                              Presented by                      Brenna Gardino                                 KC Life                           Thursday  March 22, 3:30 PM   VH […]

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