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Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at Southeast Missouri State University has been committed to helping students and assisting alumni since the 1890s. 

In choosing to study mathematics at Southeast you will learn from a dedicated group of caring faculty who will nurture your abilities and challenge you to succeed.

Our department offers undergraduate Baccaleaurate degrees in pure mathematics, applied mathematics/statistics, actuarial science, and mathematics education and a graduate Master of Natural Science degree in mathematics.  Our faculty are all accomplished teachers and researchers with expertise in analysis, algebra, combinatorics, differential equations, geometry, mathematics education, statistics, and topology.

The department is home to the John William Ueleke and Margaret Ritter Ueleke Mathematics Computer Labs. 

Our majors are actively involved in two student-run organizations, the Math Club and SAME (Student Association for Mathematics Educators). During the fall and spring semesters, the Math Club meets at 12 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, and SAME meets at 12 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month . All interested students are welcome!

The department hosts the MCTM Elementary Mathematics Competition and the Math Field Day contest each spring. 

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2017 IL-MO Regional Undergraduate Mathematics Conference

Math Placement Information

The Math Placement Information link takes you to detailed information about your initial placement in a math course at Southeast and your options if you believe you should be placed in a different math course.

Problem of the Month

February 2020

Solutions for the February Problem of the Month are due by noon on Friday, February 28, 2020, in the Department of Mathematics Office (Johnson Hall 201). To be considered, your submitted solution must include your name, Southeast email and S0 number. Three correct solutions will be randomly chosen to receive Starbucks gift cards.

No correct solution was submitted for the November Problem of the Month.

Mathematics News

    Southeast Student Turns Dow Jones Stock Market Data into Music

    Composition Tells the Highs and Lows of the 2007-2008 Financial Crisis Can the stock market be considered music? Investors, stockbrokers and others in the financial industry may agree with the sentiment metaphorically, but not literally. Most others would probably say no. In celebration of World Piano Day, Southeast Missouri State University is sharing how senior Landon [...]

    Southeast Math Student Awarded Scholarship by American Mathematical Society

    Cheyenne Hendershott, a senior applied mathematics and statistics major from Marble Hill, Missouri, has been awarded the Waldemar J. Trjitzinsky Scholarship sponsored by the American Mathematical Society (AMS). The $3,000 scholarship is awarded to approximately eight students from various AMS member institutions every year. As a winner of the scholarship, a photo and short biography [...]

    Southeast Alumna Taking Love of Planetary Science to Next Level at MIT

    Southeast Missouri State University alumna Samantha Hasler plans to take her love of planetary science to the next level at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where she has been admitted and awarded a fully funded fellowship as a doctoral student in the Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences department beginning in fall 2020. “I wanted [...]


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