Welcome, current and future Cyclones!

The Department of Mathematics at Iowa State University offers a major and minor to prepare students for exciting and rewarding careers in mathematics. Our undergraduate program includes traditional mathematics study as well as pathways for Mathematics with Applications, Mathematics with Teacher Preparation, and Mathematics with Actuarial Science Certificate.

For those looking to take their education to the next level, our department also offers graduate studies in both Mathematics and Applied Mathematics as well as graduate minors and a post-baccalaureate certificate. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about what makes the Department of Mathematics at Iowa State University an exceptional place to study.

I find the idea of combining my favorite fields to solve scientific problems extremely exciting. After gaining a strong foundation in computer science, mathematics, statistics and genetics, I tried research in bioinformatics and never looked back.

Tiffany Geistkemper (’21 Mathematics)

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    Major and minor

    Iowa State University offers a variety of pathways to an undergraduate degree in mathematics. Choose from a mathematics major with applications, mathematics major for teacher preparation, mathematics major with an actuarial science certificate, or a traditional degree program.

    For students in other majors, we offer a minor in mathematics.

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    Graduate studies

    The department offers Ph.D. and M.S. programs Mathematics and in Applied Mathematics. We also have a post-baccalaureate certificate in mathematics. Each graduate program has considerable flexibility to suit individual needs.


At Iowa State, we offer a wide variety of opportunities to explore your passions, connect with others, and create lifelong memories. From joining one of our many student organizations, to attending exciting sporting events, to conducting research alongside top-notch faculty, there’s no shortage of ways to get involved.

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    Engage with faculty who are global experts – in and out of the classroom. The department offers weekly colloquia and routinely attend and facilitate seminars on a variety of topics ranging from discrete mathematics, logic, mathematical biology and more.

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    Student Support

    All the benefits of a top accredited university, with a supportive, friendly community where you’ll create meaningful connections with faculty, advisors and other students.

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    We’ll partner with you to explore the versatility of your degree. The possibilities are endless.

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