Become A Competent User Of Mathematical Applications

Graduates of the Department of Mathematics are well prepared to enter the professional workplace or to continue their education in mathematics.

The mission of the mathematics department is to provide an environment where students can learn and become competent users of mathematics and mathematical applications. Our students have the opportunity to work in computer labs and research groups to prepare for a variety of careers in teaching and industry.

The Pure Mathematics program is designed to prepare students wishing to pursue more advanced studies in mathematics at the Ph.D. level or to work in the public or private sector.

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Department of Mathematics
College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa

Phone: (319) 273-2631

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Thesis vs. Non-Thesis Option

This major is available on the thesis and non-thesis options. A minimum of 36 hours is required for the thesis option; a minimum of 32-35 hours is required for the non-thesis option. A minimum of fifteen (15) hours of 6xxx-level course work is required on the thesis option. A minimum of twelve (12) hours of 6xxx-level course work is required on the non-thesis option.

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program. Successful completion of a final written comprehensive examination is required for the non-thesis option.

Graduate Assistantships

The Department of Mathematics offers paid Graduate Assistant positions to qualified students. Graduate assistants will be responsible for grading homework, in-class assignments, quizzes and tests for professors. Other duties include: tutoring in the Mathematics Laboratory; proctoring examinations for professors; occasional staffing of the front desk and other duties as needed by the Department of Mathematics.

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Program Address

Department of Mathematics
220 Wright Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0506

Dr. Douglas Mupasiri
Department Head
Phone: (319) 273-2012


Pure Mathematics

Dr. Michael Prophet
Phone: (319) 273-2104

Cindi Helgeson
Phone: (319) 273-6952