mathematical sciences at Montana Tech

Mathematical Sciences

What Are Mathematical Sciences

Montana Tech Math Club students working on computer

Mathematics is a cornerstone for all science. Mathematicians conduct research to develop and understand mathematical principles. At Montana Tech, our undergraduate curriculum features both pure and applied mathematics. Our teaching certificates in secondary mathematics are offered in a dual program with the University of Montana Western, and our students receive individual attention and work closely with faculty. Students also have many opportunities to travel to national and international conferences, and serve on state and national committees. A day in the life in Montana Tech’s Mathematical Sciences program may involve assisting a professor on a social network analysis, or 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.

Engaged Vaculty with Experience & Expertise
Engaged Faculty with Experience & Expertise
Three Academic Concentrations
Three Academic Concentrations
Hands-On Learning Environment
Hands-On Learning Environment
Tradition of Rhodes & Goldwater Nominations
Tradition of Rhodes & Goldwater Nominations

What Types of Skills Do You Need?

  • You like solving puzzles
  • Insatiable curiosity!
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment
  • An aptitude for math
  • A diverse set of interests

What Can you Do With Your Degree?

The Montana Tech Mathematics Department prepares students for in-demand, high-paying careers. Mathematics is not only one of the most in-demand areas in education, but a degree in mathematical sciences also gives students options for compelling career possibilities across the spectrum, including the federal government and in private science and engineering research companies. Graduates may find themselves working on medical research teams, or with engineers, research firms, scientists, and other professionals. They often make some of the best salaries in the nation.

21% Job Growth by 2024
21% Job Growth by 2024
100% Career Outcome Rate
100% Career Outcome Rate
6:11 Faculty to Student Ratio
6:11 Faculty to Student Ratio
$46K Average Starting Salary
$46K Average Starting Salary

Available Options and Minors

  • Pure Mathematics: This track prepares you for the study of graduate level mathematics.
  • Applied Mathematics: This track prepares you for a career in business, industry, or government.
  • Secondary Education: This track allows you to get a teaching certificate from University of Montana Western along with an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Montana Tech
  • Statistics Option: (coming soon)
  • Mathematics Minor:
  • Statistics Minor:

The Montana Tech Mathematics Department prepares students for in-demand, high-paying careers.

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 both pure and applied 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.

News

Mathematics Students' Research Projects
In Celebration of Math Month

Three of Montana Tech’s currently enrolled math majors, Jacob Simpson, Michael Simon, and Hunter Boles did Undergraduate Research Projects this semester on interesting areas of mathematics. Jacob and Michael gave oral presentations on their work at the PiMUC (Pacific Inland Mathematics Undergraduate Conference) held at Gonzaga University in Spokane in March 2019. All three students are showcasing their works at the upcoming Techxpo on Thursday the 25th of April, 2019.

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