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What Can You Do with a Math Degree?
The answer is anything! The foundation of logic and problem solving provided by a degree in Mathematics prepares students for careers in almost every industry as well as a sound basis to continue their studies at the graduate level. At Missouri Western, students also work side-by-side with faculty and peers to conduct cutting-edge research and present at national conferences.

Expanding Opportunities
Today’s data-driven workplace has expanded opportunities for graduates with a background in mathematics. You can also combine a mathematics degree with a variety of other content areas, including Education, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering Technology, Finance and Physics.


  • Actuary
  • Financial Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Statistician
  • Data Analyst

Our graduates succeed!

The placement rate for graduates in the CSMP Department is approximately 90%.

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Mathematics (Bachelor of Science, B.S.)

The mathematics major advisor can provide information on the selection of elective courses which will best prepare the student for graduate study or a career in actuarial science, applied mathematics or teaching secondary school mathematics, as well as other careers requiring a strong mathematics background.

General Studies
Core Requirements
MAT 165
MAT 166
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I: Differentiation
and Calculus with Analytic Geometry I: Integration
or MAT 167 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
MAT 177Calculus with Analytic Geometry II3
MAT 206Mathematical Transitions3
or CSC 208 Discrete Structures I
MAT 211Applied Statistical Reasoning3
MAT 217Modeling and Simulation3
MAT 287Calculus with Analytic Geometry III3
MAT 305Applied Matrix Theory3
Option Requirements
Select one of the following options:24
General Concentration
Applied Mathematics Concentration

Applied Mathematics

General Concentration

*Effective Fall 2020, this program is being phased out and has a 3-year teach out plan. More information can be found here.

Select twenty-four credit hours of the following:24
MAT 306Linear Algebra3
MAT 309Data Visualization3
MAT 315Topics in Geometry3
MAT 317Differential Equations3
MAT 332Probability Theory3
MAT 401Advanced Modeling3
MAT 407Advanced Calculus3
MAT 409Statistical Learning3
MAT 411Bayesian Data Analysis3
MAT 416Abstract Algebra3
MAT 462Number Theory3
MAT 470Seminar in Mathematics3

Applied Mathematics Concentration 

*Effective Fall 2020, this program is scheduled for redesign. More information can be found here.  

Concentration Requirements:24
MAT 309Data Visualization3
MAT 317Differential Equations3
MAT 332Probability Theory3
MAT 401Advanced Modeling3
MAT 409Statistical Learning3
MAT 411Bayesian Data Analysis3
Plus six credit hours of MAT 300 level or higher electives6

Program Graduation Requirements

  1. Earn a grade of C or higher in all major coursework.
  2. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA or at least 2.0. 

University Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
  6. Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam. 

Are you ready to declare this major? Download, sign and submit the form(s) to the Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics Department.

Mapping your degree plan is an important task for every student. You should consult with your academic advisor to create a plan for degree completion and monitor it regularly.