Mathematicians pose and solve problems. This can mean constructing a solution to a single situation or developing ideas and methods to handle whole classes of problems that are related in some way. Students majoring in mathematics will learn to apply known methods of calculation and reasoning, use abstraction to distill problems down to their essence, examine assumptions critically, take different viewpoints and look for patterns and analogies among situations.
- More than two dozen faculty members with expertise in areas such as analysis, algebra, geometry, numerical methods, discrete mathematics, history of mathematics, and logic
- Small class size that allows for individual instruction
- Both major and minor programs in mathematics mesh well with other programs
- Curriculum guided by the Mathematical Association of America
- Mathematics and Statistics Curricula introducing new ideas and research
- Select classes are available online.
- This discipline is also available as a minor to complement another major.
- Engaged faculty serving as authors for, and editors of, journals and books, conducting workshops at meetings of professional organizations, volunteering in schools, authoring mathematics competition exams, and writing grants designed to improve teaching and learning of mathematics and statistics
- Peer and professional tutoring opportunities available through the department and the Math Skills Center
- Computer Animator
- Test Preparation
- Data Analyst
- Curriculum Developer
University Facts & Stats
- More than 1,100 mathematics, statistics and computer science scholarships totaling more than $420,000 awarded since 1974
- Host of annual St. Cloud State Math Contest for Minnesota 7th – 12th grades since 1968
- Opportunities to be a Learning Assistant to assist faculty in an instructional setting
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Department of Mathematics
College of Science and Engineering