Undergraduate Education

From modelling physical reactions to quantifying force interactions to analyzing computer code, mathematics is fundamental to the practice of science, engineering, and technology. Industry needs highly skilled people to solve complex problems by analyzing them within an appropriate mathematical framework. As a student at South Dakota Mines, you will study the role mathematics plays in these disciplines and have many opportunities to engage more deeply with it. Our math graduates enjoy a high placement rate in a wide variety of careers or graduate programs. 

South Dakota Mines offers a distinctive mathematics degree that makes the most of its science and engineering mission. Our degree in Mathematics strikes the perfect balance between theoretical and applied mathematics, providing graduates the skills needed to succeed in careers in industry or graduate education. 

The degree includes a core of rigorous pure mathematics, a foundation in statistics and computation, and a solid background in programming. It is also infinitely customizable: working with your advisor, you can specialize your mathematics degree to meet your professional and personal goals, be they in science, engineering, or graduate school. There is a reason why mathematics is the most popular double major on campus! 

Finally, undergraduate math majors collaborate with faculty on mathematical research, which at many institutions is an honor reserved only for graduate students. Students engage in novel research, produce a research paper, and present their work locally and regionally.

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Mathematical Minors

South Dakota Mines also offers two options for mathematical minors, which provide students in engineering or science majors a more complete background in mathematics to complement and enhance their professional degree.  Learn more:

Department Head
Contact Information

Dr. Travis Kowalski
Department Head/Professor
Phone: (605) 394-2471
Office: McLaury 206C