Curriculum features both pure and applied mathematics with opportunities for in-demand, high-paying careers in business, research, and education.

Why Study Mathematical Sciences at Montana Tech?

Our 4:1 student-to-teacher ratio provides individual attention you just won’t get at a larger institution. Your mathematics professors will know your name and the area of mathematics you’re most passionate about. When you apply for internships, graduate schools, or mathematics jobs, your professors at Montana Tech will be able to write impactful reference letters for you.

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Cross-Disciplinary Opportunities

The faculty in mathematics are well connected at Montana Tech so you’ll have opportunities to collaborate with students and faculty in other departments and work in a variety of facilities on campus. For example, students in mathematics may analyze data collected by biology students.

Rhodes & Goldwater Scholarships

Montana Tech students in mathematics are consistently nominated for the prestigious Rhodes and Goldwater Scholarships. These scholarships are the preeminent awards for undergraduate students. 

Spectacular Location

Montana Tech’s location in Butte offers you numerous recreational opportunities, such as hiking and fishing, while earning your bachelor’s degree in mathematics. Butte is centrally located in Montana, giving you access to internships in Bozeman, Helena, and Missoula. 

What Are Mathematical Sciences?

Mathematics is a cornerstone for all science. Mathematicians conduct research to develop and understand mathematical principles. A day in the life in Montana Tech’s Mathematical Sciences program may involve assisting a professor on a social network analysis, fish population modeling, or topology of mappings between spaces. Students may also find themselves doing their own research in addition to competing in state and national competitions.

What Kinds of Jobs do Mathematical Sciences Graduates Do?

The mathematical sciences department at Montana Tech prepares students for in-demand, high-paying careers. Mathematics is not only one of the most in-demand area of education, but a degree in mathematical sciences also gives students options for compelling career or graduate opportunities including the federal government or in private science and engineering research companies. Mathematics graduates may find themselves working on medical research teams, with engineers, research firms, scientists, or other professionals.

The continuing rise in computer automation requires professionals with training in mathematics and data analysis, and students emerge from our campus fully prepared to excel in these fields. Offering a major, minor and teaching certificate, Montana Tech prepares students for graduate school or careers in the private sector, medicine, law, education or government.

Our undergraduate curriculum features courses in statistics and both applied and theoretical mathematics. Our teaching certificates in secondary mathematics are offered in a dual program with the University of Montana Western.

Students receive individual attention and work closely with faculty. They also have many opportunities to travel to national and international conferences and serve on state and national committees. Our students are consistently nominated for Rhodes and Goldwater Scholarships, and graduates like 2014 University of Iowa Chancellor’s Medallion recipient Joseph Cavanaugh are examples of our students’ success.

Strong Career Outcomes

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In-Demand Career

The demand for Mathematics Majors is predicted to increase by 33% in the next decade.

$104,860 Median Annual Salary

For mathematicians and statisticians, 2023

Montana Tech provided me with excellent knowledge in my field. They guided me from my first year into the job field and continue to provide guidance eight years later. I believe the connections I made at Tech will last a lifetime.

Stuart Fortier BS Mathematics, 2012 Algebra Teacher, Butte High School

Explore Classes for the Mathematical Sciences Degree

Your Montana Tech courses will give you a strong foundation in mathematics designed to help you succeed in a mathematical sciences career.

Our undergraduate curriculum features statistics and theoretical and applied mathematics. Our teaching certificates in secondary mathematics are offered in a dual program with the University of Montana Western. The theoretical Mathematics track prepares you for the study of graduate level mathematics.

Click any of the following programs to learn more about more options for the mathematical sciences bachelor degree: Applied Mathematics, Secondary Education, Statistics Option, Mathematics Minor, Statistics Minor.

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