When you study Mathematics at the University of Central Missouri, you’ll benefit from in-depth exposure to both real-world and creative aspects of this fascinating science, which is key to understanding the modern world. UCM graduates with a thorough understanding of mathematics work in fields as diverse as chemistry, engineering, biology, physics, computer science, economics, finance, education and every other imaginable area. Whether you prefer to approach your studies as a creative art or to focus on logical inductions and deductions, the science of numbers and patterns is a fascinating and essential part of our lives.
Mathematics faculty are deeply committed to helping you excel — in the classroom and in your career. Not only do most hold Ph.D.s, but they’re also active as researchers in their field. Our small class sizes offer UCM students the opportunity to work closely with faculty on research projects and other career-building opportunities.
UCM Mathematics offers several undergraduate and graduate program options
Complete BS/MS option within five years
Internships with potential employers
15:1 student-to-faculty ratio
MAA and PUTNAM math competitions
Faculty-guided research projects
Strong job market for math graduates
To help you achieve your personal career goals, you’ll have opportunities to gain hands-on experiences such as:
A strong background in mathematics enhances almost any career path that requires analytical or reasoning skills. UCM graduates in Mathematics learn logical thinking, teamwork, problem-solving and how to break difficult problems down into manageable parts.
Whether you pursue math as an undergraduate or continue your studies at the graduate level, these skills are valued by employers in nearly every industry.
These real-world skills translate well into lucrative careers as a: