Math is a language of its own. A degree in math is valuable for students interested in a variety of fields including education, accounting, market research, economics, finance and engineering. As the field of big data and computer science grows and impacts nearly every industry, opportunities continue to increase for students with mathematics degrees.

Why a degree in Mathematics from Missouri Valley?

As the boundary between pure (concepts and structures) and applied (real-world applications) mathematics continues to overlap, training in both is important. Backed by a liberal arts core, our math degree helps students develop critical thinking and analytical skills that are essential for excelling in math related fields. Upon graduation, students are able to demonstrate the ability to use mathematical reasoning to solve problems.

Career Possibilities

  • Actuary
  • Engineering
  • Corporate and Investment Banking
  • Financial Analyst
  • Accountant
  • Statistician


Degree in Mathematics

In addition to completing the MVC core, your mathematics degree program includes 39 hours of mathematics courses. A minimum of 9 hours of math electives must be taken on the MVC campus. If you’re interested in teaching math at the secondary level (grades 9-12) you will be required to complete the Math major curriculum and coursework necessary for the teacher education program.

Minor in Mathematics

A minor in mathematics can add value to degrees in accounting, business, education, computer information systems and more. Students are required to complete courses in analytic geometry and calculus, and at least 12 hours of upper division credit; upper division courses include mathematical reasoning, probability and statistics, numerical analysis, modern abstract algebra and more.

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Erich Mueller
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Coordinator of Math Co-requisite and Math Pathways
Haley Innes
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Dr. Joseph Bernstein
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Gerry Baygents
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

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