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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato


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The Department offers threee mathematics majors: Mathematics Teaching BA, Mathematics BS, Mathematics BA, and two mathematics minors: Mathematics Minor and Actuarial Science Minor. The Department also offers a major and minor in statistics.

The primary focus of the B.S. Mathematics Teaching program is to prepare students to teach mathematics at the middle and secondary levels. The B.A. Mathematics and B.S. Mathematics programs are intended to prepare students for advanced study in mathematics or to work in business, industry, or government. The mathematics minor is intended for non-mathematics majors who desire a stronger background in mathematics. The Actuarial Science Minor combines finance, statistics, and mathematics to analyze risk and ensure financial security for individuals, corporations and society at large.

The major in statistics provides a sufficient background in statistics, mathematics, and computer science to enable students to pursue a career in business, industry, or actuarial science as well as to pursue advanced study in statistics. The major is organized into 4 tracks to allow an emphasis in applied mathematics, computer science, or biological science. A well prepared student can expect to complete the major in four years. The minor in statistics gives students a basic core of statistics that would compliment majors in many areas by providing a thorough grounding in basic statistical principles, methods of data analysis, and a knowledge base to assist in understanding statistical procedures applied to a variety of disciplines.

The Department offers 4 master's programs: Mathematics MA, Mathematics and Statistics MS, Applied Statistics MS, and Mathematics Education MS. The Mathematics MA has 3 emphases: a broad selection of courses in mathematics, mathematics and information technology, and mathematics and community college teaching.

Several of our graduates have continued their education in PhD programs, or obtained employment as a data analyst, software developer, quality assurance, health information specialist, research associate, statistical consultant, and in community college teaching.

Nearly 30 students in our programs are supported with Teaching Assistantships. Most teaching assistants are the instructor of record of a course, and the remaining teaching assistants direct labs. Teaching assistants with yearlong contracts receive 18 credits of tuition waiver per year and a stipend.

Are you interested in an undergraduate major or a minor in mathematics or statistics?

Undergraduate Programs

Are you interested in a Master's degree in mathematics or statistics?

Graduate Programs