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Graduate with strong analytical and computational skills for advanced problem-solving to serve your career in fields such as business, government or science.

Mathematics – B.S. in Mathematics, Minor

Students in the Mathematics program at Montana State start their journey with a core of mathematical analysis before embarking on coursework in abstract and linear algebra, as well as other classes that delve into subject matter that prepare students for potential employment as an analyst or computational specialist. The Mathematics program is flexible enough to accommodate students who are interested in industries such as business, government or scientific computing.

The Mathematics major at Montana State offers two additional Options Within the Major: Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Additionally, Mathematics can be taken as a minor.



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Goldwater Scholars
Montana State is the Top 3 in the West, after Stanford and Cal Tech, in recipients of the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for students in math, science and engineering.

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Directed Reading Program
The Directed Reading Program is a semester long, reading-based mentoring program for undergraduate students that aims to enhance the mathematics and statistics community at Montana State by exploring mathematical and statistics interests with a graduate student mentor in a low-stress environment.

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Montana’s Research Leader
Montana State is the largest research enterprise in the state and consistently breaks MSU records for annual research expenditures, reaching $200 million for the first time in 2022.



Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.


Mathematics students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Research Analyst
  • Mathematician
  • Actuary
  • Insurance Underwriting

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available , including self-assessment and working with career coaches.