Department of Mathematics


  • Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education – Mathematics (BSEd); Secondary Education/Mathematics (MSEd)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation – Mathematics (BSEd); Secondary Education/Mathematics (MSEd)

General information

Math placement

An appropriate placement is required prior to taking any of the entry level mathematics courses beyond MTH 101 as noted in the course prerequisite. Students can use their ACT or SAT math sub score or the results from the Department of Mathematics Placement Test to determine their appropriate math placement level. In the event that the placement determined by the ACT or SAT sub score and the departmental test are different, the student may choose either one after consulting with an advisor. Learn more: Math Placement.

Pre-engineering preparation

Missouri State University offers a cooperative engineering program in conjunction with Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri. The Departments of Mathematics and Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science jointly offer a two-year plan to meet the needs of these students, who must transfer later to complete a four-year degree in engineering. Contact either department for details.

Actuarial Science

Students may pursue a career as an actuary by choosing a major and minor in related areas and selecting appropriate electives. Students interested in Actuarial Science typically major in Mathematics/Actuarial Mathematics option and minor in either Enterprise Risk Management or Insurance. Students should contact the Department of Mathematics to declare their major and the College of Business Advisement Center to declare their minor.