Mathematics

 
 
 

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Mathematics provides the language and tools for understanding the physical world around us and the abstract world within us. Your mathematics degree from Morningside University will prepare you for a career in education, business, engineering, economics, or a variety of other careers. Many students also choose to go on to graduate school.

Degrees

Mathematics (B.A.)

Major

Mathematics (B.S.)

Major

Mathematics Teaching (B.A.)

Major

Mathematics

Minor

A Great Fit For

  • Individuals who are adaptive, proactive, or analytical.
  • People who enjoy finding solutions to complex problems while using, interpreting, and applying data.
  • Those comfortable with logic and patterns.
  • Individuals who can learn new processes and discern information quickly.

THE MORNINGSIDE DIFFERENCE

Internships

Internships are available in a variety of environments. Past students have worked at Great West Casualty Insurance, a national security agency, MidAmerican Energy, or as tutors.

Travel

You will have the opportunity to travel regionally, nationally, and even internationally for professional conferences, industry field trips, or May Term courses. Travel grants and special scholarship eligibility may be available.

Research & Active Learning

Independent studies and research opportunities are available depending on your unique interests and needs. Work with faculty to determine your best course of action. Past topics have included numerical analysis, combinatorics, and number theory.

PLAN OF STUDY

REQUIRED

An introduction to differential and integral calculus. Topics include functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, and integrals-with applications throughout the course.

REQUIRED

This course provides a transition to upper-level mathematics courses. Topics include elements from discrete math, number theory, set theory, proof techniques, and mathematical logic.

REQUIRED

Senior Capstone Experience. This writing-intensive course involves assigned readings, in-class discussions, papers, and presentations on various topics in or related to mathematical sciences, such as the history and philosophy of mathematical sciences, and current ethical and social issues involving mathematics in society.

ELECTIVE

An algebra-based survey of mechanics and thermodynamics, featuring the description of motion, Newton’s laws of motion and gravity, energy and momentum, rotational motion, work and heat, and the laws of thermodynamics.

MEET THE FACULTY

Eric Canning

Eric Canning

Associate Professor

I love helping people reach their goals.

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RELATED MAJORS & MINORS

Still looking for the right fit? Here are some additional program options that we think might interest you or are often paired with this program. You can also view the programs page to keep exploring your options.

Applied Computer Science

Biology

Chemistry

Computer Science

Education and Special Education

WHY STUDY AT MORNINGSIDE?

13:1

student/faculty ratio so you’re assured a quality education focused on you

99%

employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation

65+

majors & pre-professional programs available

OUTCOMES

Mathematics graduates have found success at businesses in locations across the country. About half of Morningside’s mathematics majors plan to teach high school. Others take positions in business or industry in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and across the Midwest. You may also choose to move on to graduate school. Alumni are enrolled in graduate programs at places such as Oregon State University, the University of Arizona, University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University, and Iowa State University. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for mathematicians and statisticians is some of the highest of all professions, with employment projected to grow by 33% through 2026. 

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