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Consider a mathematics profession

  • Applied mathematicians apply theories and techniques to practical questions, such as the effectiveness of a new drug or the aerodynamics of a new car.
  • Theoretical mathematicians identify and resolve unexplained issues to increase basic knowledge that leads to advancements in science and engineering.
Job opportunities
Job prospects are plentiful for mathematicians. Consider the following options:
  • A Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics is good preparation for government employment
  • A double major in mathematics and a related discipline — such as computer or physical science — is particularly desirable to many employers
  • An advanced degree (master’s or Ph.D.) is the norm in the private industry, where mathematicians often work as computer programmers, finance managers, actuaries, operations research analysts, and budget analysts. Two growing fields of graduate study are cloud computing and data mining.

Career outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, mathematicians and statisticians earn a median pay of $99,960 per year.

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Be inspired . . . earn your mathematics degree

Our faculty
Faculty members in the Department of Math and Computer Science are highly-qualified instructors eager to help you meet academic and career goals. In addition to training future mathematicians, teachers, and computer scientists, the department is responsible for all general education mathematics classes.
The best way for you to get experience in your field is to complete an internship. The internship experience will provide you with valuable real-world experience and may lead to employment. Internships may be full-time, part-time, or project oriented.
Learn with us
As a mathematics major, you will take courses in calculus, differential equations, linear and abstract algebra, and probability and statistics.
Class size
Minot State’s small classroom sizes allow you to experience valuable one-on-one interaction with professors and participate in practical collaboration with your classmates.

Program options (Catalog Links)

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