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Department of Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences and Statistics

Are you a numbers person who loves math? Are you curious about where a career in math could lead you? Find out in the University of Central Missouri’s Department of Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences and Statistics.

Whether you’re seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree, certificate or additional studies, you’ll find the perfect Mathematics, Actuarial Science or Statistics program for you at UCM. That’s because our programs will prepare you for success in a variety of exciting careers, whether you hope to become an actuary, math educator, risk analyst, statistician or researcher.

In fact, UCM alumni who studied in our Department of Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences and Statistics now work in a variety of fields, including education, government, health care and research — in both the public and private sectors. Professionals with degrees and experience in actuarial science, applied and pure math, math education and statistics are in increasingly high demand, so you know your UCM credentials will be valued for years to come.

Mission of the Department of Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences and Statistics

At the University of Central Missouri, our Department of Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences and Statistics is committed to providing you with a distinctive and relevant education in an innovative, supportive environment of scientific, technological and professional knowledge creation, so you’ll be prepared for a successful math-related career in nearly any field. 

Career-focused curriculum

Our strong, diverse and student-oriented curricula are designed to encourage critical thinking while strengthening your problem-solving and analytical skills to ensure you have the best chance to build a successful career, no matter your personal or professional goals.

All of your instructors are highly qualified and dedicated faculty members who are active in their respective professions. They’ll work with you one-on-one or in small groups to help you find success at the collegiate and professional levels.

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Phoebe McLaughlin, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair
WC Morris 203
Warrensburg, MO
Phone: 660-543-4554

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Disciplines within the Department of Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences and Statistics

No matter your career ambitions or the type of math-related profession you’d like to pursue, you’ll find the program that aligns with your interests and goals at UCM.


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Actuarial Science at UCM

Learn how to use actuarial mathematics and statistical modeling to analyze potential risks in the future in insurance, business and the economy through UCM’s Actuarial Science program. These programs have earned us recognition through the Universities and Colleges with Actuarial Programs - Advanced Curriculum by the Society of Actuaries, making UCM the only public institution in Missouri one of its own kind.

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Mathematics Education at UCM

Do you love math and hope to instill that love in others? Prepare to teach math to students in grades 5–12 through Mathematics Education at UCM. Through these studies, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of mathematics, learn how to analyze and evaluate your future students’ mathematical thinking and more.



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Mathematics at UCM

Explore the science of numbers and patterns at UCM. Beyond calculus, we’ll introduce you to all of the areas that create the foundation of modern mathematics, including mathematical proofs, discrete mathematics, abstract algebra and real analysis. Through our Mathematics programs, you’ll be prepared for graduate studies, as well as any number of careers that necessitate a thorough understanding of mathematics.

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Statistics at UCM

Do you enjoy solving problems? Through the Statistics programs at UCM, you’ll explore statistical theory and practice while gaining a deeper understanding of probability models and data analysis. You’ll also learn how to operate statistical software and tools to solve important issues in a diverse range of industries, from business and insurance to health care and others.

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