Mathematics

Majors/Minors: 

Majors:

Mathematics, B.A.

Mathematics: Statistics & Actuarial Science, B.A.

Mathematics-Teaching, B.A.

Minors:

Mathematics

Mathematics: Statistics & Actuarial Science

Mathematics (K-8)-Teaching

Mathematics-Teaching

(Click major/minor/certificate title to see typical courses for the program)

  

Plan of Study

Discover the courses you'll take as a math major in the Plan of Study.

Careers: 

There are significant career opportunities for mathematicians. Graduates of our program are now teaching, working as actuaries in the insurance industry, and managing and serving as business executives. Among the other careers of our mathematics graduates are:

Industrial engineer

Judge

Cryptologist

Computer technician

Biometeorologist

Insurance administrator

Banker

Financial officer

Store manager

Sales manager

Store owner

Accountant

Statistician

Independent consultant

Chemical researcher

Educational counselor

Congressional liaison for the U.S. Air -Force

Savings and loan examiner

Librarian

Highway patrolman

Information analyst

Secondary mathematics specialist

Principal

Computer programmer

Actuarial fellow

Quality/reliability engineer

Auditor

Regional planner

Manufacture design project leader

Research physicist

Lawyer

Astrophysicist

Tool and gage designer

Professor

Human resources director

Doctor

Software developer

 
Examples of positions held by graduates

Project engineer
Tool designer
Production supervisor
Manufacturing engineer
Production planning and control
Technical sales
Foundry engineering manager
Quality control/assurance

Safety and environment supervisor
Design/product engineering
CAD specialist
Development engineer
CNC programmer
Senior engineering analyst
Systems designer
Field service representative

Unique Features: 
  • Math ClassOpportunities for undergraduate research and one-on-one work with faculty

  • Three computer laboratories for student use, including IBM-compatible computers, Macintosh computers and Linux workstations networked together as an internet domain

  • Kappa Mu Epsilon honor society for students with a qualifying GPA

  • Available software includes Mathematica, S-Plus, Matlab, Maple and Derive.

  • Support for student attendance and presentations at national, regional, state and university conferences

  • Support for student internship and cooperative education opportunities

  • Student clubs for students interested in mathematics, mathematics teaching and actuarial science.

  • Opportunities for students to work in the department as tutors, paper graders and faculty assistants

Facilities: 
  • Housed in the Industrial Technology Center, featuring classrooms with state-of-the-art media facilities

  • Specialized laboratories with modern equipment and testing devices

  • Student computing laboratories for instructional and student use 

Activities: 
Student Organizations

Kappa Mu Epsilon

Scholarships & Awards: 

College of Natural Sciences tuition scholarships are available. Applicants must compete by test at UNI’s Science, Mathematics and Technology Symposium in the fall for some scholarships.

More information on department scholarships can found at Financial Aid.