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If you have an interest in quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills, then mathematics is the right major for you.

It is the foundation that other sciences are built on. 

  • A math major at Doane is the perfect fit for you if you have multiple interests like biomathematics, biological sciences, computer science, computational science, economics or engineering. 
  • Mathematics is an easy major to combine with other majors. Common double-majors include business, computer science, physics, biology, chemistry, political science, Spanish, philosophy and art.
  • We offer an "Actuarial Emphasis"
    • We pay for actuarial exams
    • Are accredited by the Society of Actuaries to offer VEE (Valuation by Educational Experience) credit
    • Offer a class to help students pass their first exam
    • Every student who has seriously pursued this career path has succeeded at Doane 
  • Senior math majors complete an individual, undergraduate research project.
  • Each spring, seniors present their research at the "Symposium in Undergraduate Mathematics" to other math students from colleges throughout the state.

Many of Doane's math majors pursue advanced study in mathematics, education, engineering, statistics and other subjects.

Teacher Education

Now is truly an exciting time to get into mathematics education. Teachers of mathematics are in high demand nationwide. Mathematics education at Doane has long been recognized for its excellence. For more than 30 years, every mathematics education graduate seeking a teaching position has received job offers.

  • Math education graduates take 12 credits toward a master's degree the summer following graduation, adding extra value to their first year as a teacher.

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Three-Year Graduation Program
Three Year Program: 

Focused on a major – and a career – in Mathematics and motivated to move ahead at a faster pace? Doane offers a Three-Year Graduation Program backed with a three-year guarantee.

The three-year degree program isn't for everybody. Students must apply and eligibility and acceptance are based on GPA, ACT/SAT scores and credits earned prior to enrollment.

For those committed students who fit this option, faculty have created an intensive academic plan with a three-year course schedule.

Learning Environment

The Lied Science and Mathematics Building provides students with over 60,000 functional square feet and is equipped with spaces for collaboration, studying, lounging and learning.

Specialized laboratories and flexible classrooms allow for more in-depth interaction among faculty and students. With four full-time math professors, and two half-time professors specializing in different areas of math, students can participate in a wide variety of courses and expand their knowledge of the field. 


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MTH 144 - Introduction to the Mathematics Major (1)
MTH 235 - Calculus I (4)
MTH 236 - Calculus II (4)
MTH 250 - Foundations of Mathematics (3)
MTH 303 - Linear Algebra (3)
MTH 403 - Abstract Algebra (3)
MTH 433 - Introductory Analysis (3)
MTH 496 - Mathematics Seminar I (1)
MTH 497 - Mathematics Seminar II (2)
MTH 326 - Teaching of Mathematics IV (4)
IST 145 - Introduction to Programming and Problem-Solving (3)
MTH 218 - Geometry for Teachers (3)
MTH 323 - Teaching of Mathematics I (0)
MTH 324 - Teaching of Mathematics II (0)
MTH 325 - Teaching of Mathematics III (0-1)
MTH 351 - Geometries (3)
MTH 355 - Probability (3)
MTH 356 - Statistics (3)
MTH 329 - Differential Equations (3)
MTH 334 - Complex Variables (3)
MTH 358 - Actuarial Mathematics (2)
MTH 435 - Mathematical Methods for Physics (3)
MTH 347 - Number Theory (3)
RES 495 - Research II (1-2)
RES 496 - Research III (1-2)