As a mathematics major, you’re trained to draw connections between math and other disciplines so you can analyze problems and relationships in a creative and logical manner. Built on the strength of rigorous courses, the math program gives you the flexibility to direct a path of study compatible with your interests and career goals.

Career Paths

Mathematics is a powerful tool that prepares you for diverse careers. Our graduates are working as business analysts, engineers, data analysts, actuaries, financial analysts, teachers, and other math-related careers for organizations such as:

  • Boeing
  • Census Bureau
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Towers Watson
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • various Missouri high schools
  • various colleges and universities

Our math graduates are also preparing for teaching, research, or other professional employment at notable schools that include:

  • University of Missouri
  • Kansas State University
  • Washington University
  • MIT
  • Yale University
  • Truman State University

Interested in becoming a math teacher?

If you’re interested in becoming an educator at the K-12 level, you can take pre-professional courses as an undergraduate in pursuit of a Master of Arts in Education. For details, see Truman’s Master of Arts in Education: Specialty Area Requirements for Mathematics Education.

Featured Courses

Study the key ideas of computing and programming with topics covering basic concepts, variables, functions, loops, algorithms, data types, and graphics as well as computing ideas such as data representation, hardware, operating systems, information systems, artificial intelligence, networks, and the world wide web.
Learn about functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, definite integrals, exponentials, logarithms, and applications.
Explore systems of linear equations, linear mappings, matrices, determinants, quadratic forms, and geometric applications.
Learn about descriptive and inferential statistics of both univariate and bivariate data, with practical application to real-world data, including appropriate data collection techniques. You examine discrete and continuous probability models including binomial, hypergeometric, geometric, negative binomial, uniform, normal, and exponential.
Study integral domains, groups, rings, fields, and Boolean algebra.
Study basic physics including Newtonian mechanics and conservation laws, fluid behavior and thermodynamics.

Student Opportunities

Student Research Conference

Research

You can obtain credit and research experience by participating in a recognized national undergraduate research program in mathematics such as an REU site or in one of several research programs in mathematics sponsored by Truman.

Student at Boeing

Internships for Math Students

As part of the Future Leaders in Thought and Experience (FLITE) program, a partnership with The Boeing Company, first-year students have an opportunity to gain experience with the aerospace company.

Students

Student Organizations

Some of the organizations popular with math students include Mathematical Association of America, Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME), Society of Actuaries at Truman State University, and the Mathematics and Science Secondary Education organizations.