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.
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:
- 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
- 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.
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.
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.
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.