Math & Science Division

Explore Your World Through Mathematics

Come to Missouri Valley College

The Mathematics program at Missouri Valley College provides students with an understanding of mathematics, the ability to communicate mathematically, the skills to apply mathematics, and the necessary mathematical preparation for enriching their future endeavors. The small class size of the upper division math courses allows for individual attention to be given to each student. The mathematics faculty members are committed to maintaining a supportive environment for the learning of mathematics, including helping the students develop critical thinking and logical reasoning skills, and preparing students for careers or graduate study in mathematics.

What can I do with a mathematics degree?

Occupational opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • High school/middle school math teacher
  • Financial Officer
  • Forensic Analyst
  • Research Analyst for Government and Private Industry
  • Stock Broker
  • Pollster
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Climate Analyst
  • Cryptanalyst
  • Mathematics and Statistical Software Developer
  • Officer in the United States Military
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Cartographer

Students' Comments

"I enjoy having small classes. It is wonderful having one teacher for most of your classes because you do not have to relearn a new style of teaching. This teacher knows who you are and can better help you with the material. If you're looking for a math degree, Missouri Valley College is wonderful for the one-on-one teaching that will help to improve math skills." - Amanda Scaggs, class of 2012

"Bigger isn't always better. I've experienced being a part of a mathematics program at a larger university, and I can honestly say that I prefer the mathematics program at Missouri Valley College. Classes are small, informal, and it is always guaranteed that the teacher will know your name. I feel like my eudcation in the math department was tailored to fit my personal needs and my goals for the future." - Amelia Fizer, class of 2012

Additional Resources

  • We Use is a non-profit website that helps to answer the question "When will I use math?" This website describes the importance of mathematics and many rewarding career opportunities available to students who study mathematics.
  • Cool has a list of other resources for finding informaiton on careers that rely on mathematics.

Explore Your World Through Mathematics at Missouri Valley College