A universal degree

Mathematics is the language of our universe, providing a common link to all scientific and technological disciplines.

As an student in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, you’ll learn to interpret, understand and solve global problems.  Missouri S&T Mathematics and Statistics graduates have gone on to work for major companies like IBM, Texas Instruments, Chevron and Boeing.  One distinguished graduate, Col. Tom Akers, Math’73, MS Math ’75, was a member of NASA’s December 1993 mission that successfully grappled and repaired the Hubble Space Telescope.

Our department has been recognized for our outstanding value among departments offering degrees in Applied Mathematics.  Recently, College Factual rated us as the #2 Best Value in Applied Mathematics programs nationwide.  Want to learn more about our programs?  Contact our admissions office to schedule a campus visit.

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Math magicians

Kylie Croft, senior

Teaching comes naturally

Kylie Croft, a senior in applied mathematics, wants to teach high school math. She’s getting some practice by tutoring local high school students in the subject.

“One of the most fun parts about teaching is getting to rack your brain and think of a new way to explain a problem or concept a student does not understand,” she says.

Back when she was in high school, Croft had to complete a project that required her to plan her future.

“When the project was over, the idea of teaching math just stuck with me,” she says. And she won’t be the only Croft to teach. Both of her parents are educators, as well.

“Because my parents are teachers, I’ve been around a school environment my whole life,” she says. [Read more]