Mathematics Major & Minor

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

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 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.

Student Spotlight


Alumni Spotlight


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

Elizabeth H., Math Major

Fall Math Capstone Talks

December 1, 2021

Fall 2021 Math Capstone talks with take place on Tuesday, December 7th and Wednesday, December 8th. Tuesday, Dec 7th. VH1224 6:00pm Angela Stamilio Pell’s Equation 6:25pm Clare Wacker The RSA System of Cryptography 6:50pm Kathryn Pietka Multidimensional Scaling 7:15pm Hayato Miyazaki  Health Technology Assessment Based on Markov Chains and Simulation 7:40pm Son Vu  Composite Appending […]

Actuarial Science News

November 15, 2021

This email is about an internship opportunity in insurance.  Actuarial support work can include working in pricing, claims, underwriting and risk evaluation.  Working on internships or jobs in these areas can be helpful in later getting employment in Actuarial Science, or in Insurance in general and would not require a passed Actuarial Exam.   Here […]

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