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Albert Einstein described pure mathematics as "the poetry of logical ideas." Like poetry, not everyone understands math. But if you get math and want to expand your knowledge into a rewarding career, Minot State University is the place to do it.

Degrees, Major and Minors

What do mathematicians do?

Non-teaching careers

Requirements for future teachers
Admission to the teacher education program is selective. Criteria includes:

All mathematics majors take courses in calculus, differential equations, and linear and abstract algebra, probability and statistics. Future mathematics teachers take required professional education coursework.

Course Catalog

Student teaching
Mathematics Education students are required to complete 12 weeks of student teaching. As a student teacher you'll be responsible, as much as is appropriate, for the cooperating teacher's entire class load.

Job outlook for math teachers
Job prospects are strong for high school math teachers. North Dakota is having a hard time meeting the demand for qualified mathematics teachers. Other states are also in need of qualified mathematics teachers.

The Mathematics Department annually brought more than 1,800 middle and high school students to campus for its Mathematics Track Meet until 2010. A new version of this meet is expected to be implemented in 2013-2014. Math majors frequently serve as tutors in MSU's Math Clinic, a free service for MSU students enrolled in lower level math classes.

Our faculty
Faculty members in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department are highly qualified instructors eager to help students meet their academic and career goals. In addition to training future mathematicians, teachers and computer scientists, the department is responsible for all general education mathematics classes.

Our college
The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to comprehensive, holistic and interdisciplinary education. By integrating excellent teaching with scholarly and creative activity, we prepare students with the knowledge, values and skills they need to succeed in a diverse world.

To learn more, visit our Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. Better yet, schedule a campus visit so we can meet face-to-face and show you around.

Contact Information
Cheryl Nilsen, Ed.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Phone: 701-858-3106 or 1-800-777-0750 ext. 3106