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Mathematics Minor

Non-BSE Mathematics Minor

Learn to analyze and solve complex mathematical problems in the University of Central Missouri’s Mathematics minor. You’ll take courses from faculty mentors who are experts in their fields — some of whom are even leading the way to improve mathematics education at the national level to ensure student success.

Wide applications for many majors

UCM’s Mathematics minor is a great fit for a wide variety of majors. It pairs particularly well with our bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science, Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Business and the social sciences, such as Psychology.

Which Mathematics minor is right for you?

This non-BSE Mathematics minor is a great program for students who want to enhance their primary major with additional problem-solving and logic skills. If you intend to teach mathematics at the middle or junior high school level, the Mathematics minor for BSE is best for you.

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Lianwen Wang, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics
Program Coordinator
W.C. Morris, Room 205B
Tel: 660-543-8870 |

College of Health, Science and Technology

Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences and Statistics


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What you will study

In the University of Central Missouri’s Mathematics minor program, you’ll learn problem-solving, analytical and critical-thinking skills that will help you work through any mathematical problem or intellectual exercise. Through undergraduate courses that train you in the deep-thinking techniques used in essential branches of mathematics, you’ll learn strategies for working through complex challenges that will complement your major program of study.

Core classes you may take in the UCM Mathematics minor include:

  • Calculus I, II and III
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Differential Equations
  • Algebraic Structures


Unique learning opportunities in the Mathematics minor

As an undergraduate student in the University of Central Missouri’s Mathematics minor program, you can participate in exciting learning opportunities such as:

  • Student life: Join other students who share your academic interest in mathematics in organizations such as Kappa Mu Epsilon and the Mathematical Association of America’s student chapter. Learn about job opportunities, network with peers and mentors, attend conferences, participate in academic competitions and more.
  • Undergraduate research: Explore the intersection of mathematics and your primary major through a research project. Work with a faculty mentor on a joint project — or conduct your own research on a topic you’re passionate about.
  • Internships: Practice your mathematics skills in the workforce by participating in an internship locally in Warrensburg or in other areas nationwide.


What can you do with a Mathematics minor from UCM?

You can add a Mathematics minor to any bachelor’s degree to enhance your knowledge base and give you the analytical skills you need to make yourself more marketable in your job search after graduation. Graduates with a Mathematics minor often find employment in a wide variety of industries — from business to financial management to the sciences — where they use their skills to analyze data, solve problems and calculate statistical probabilities.

Through the UCM Career Services Center, we provide post-graduation employment guidance and help you find an engaging career path that will make the most of your mathematical skills, primary major and interests.

Mathematics careers

Use the interactive tool below to learn more about projected job growth, career options, salary potential and more.




Financial assistance options for your Mathematics minor

At the University of Central Missouri, you’ll get an education that works hard for you at a price that’s within your reach. To help you achieve your educational goals, UCM provides a variety of ways for you to finance your undergraduate education, including:

  • Scholarships
  • Grants
  • Assistantships
  • Tuition awards
  • Loans

Thanks to our low tuition and wide variety of financial aid resources, the University of Central Missouri has been named by LendEDU as a top-ranked university for low student debt.

The UCM Alumni Association also provides students in certain degree programs with additional scholarships and tuition assistance. You can learn more about program-specific scholarships for your major with the UCM Scholarship Finder.


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Explore programs related to mathematics.

If you’re excited about adding a minor focused on mathematical problem-solving to your primary major, you may also be interested in the following minors offered at UCM:


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