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What is a mathematician?

Mathematicians are problem solvers who work in government, energy, finance, telecommunications, aerospace, education, and medicine. Mines alumni work at the US Department of Agriculture analyzing crop reports, at the Mayo clinic helping with drug trials, and develop the wireless delivery of medical records to doctors and nurses.

Mines students have developed a logistical model to eradicate Ebola at the Mathematical Contest in Modeling and recently placed alongside MIT, Harvard, and Carnegie Mellon University at the annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematics Competition.

Salary Information Not Available, Math Graduates Go On To:  

  • John Deere
  • Google
  • DocuTap
  • L-3 Communication
  • Computers Unlimited
  • Microsoft
  • Whitehat Security
  • FAST Enterprises


  • telecommunications
  • hedge funds, financial analysis
  • aerospace, space exploration
  • pharmaceuticals, drug trials
  • agriculture
  • military, weapons systems testing
  • industrial processes, manufacturing
  • statistician, actuary, banking
  • market research, IT

Internships & Co-ops

75% of Mines students gain real-world experience through internships, co-ops, and research opportunities at an average salary of over $17 an hour at 240 employers in 39 states.   Students have interned at Poet and DocuTap, and all students in the math program have the opportunity to conduct research projects that are directly supervised by faculty.

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Global Experiences

Experience the adventure of international travel and apply your knowledge to humanitarian efforts with Engineers & Scientists Abroad. Mines students have completed projects in Suriname, Chile, Mongolia, Haiti, Guatemala, Egypt, Colombia, and Tanzania.

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Not just academic experts, faculty in the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science consult with industry and government on important regional, national and global projects.

More information is provided by the SD Mines Department of Mathematics and Computer Science:

An Accelerated Master's Degree in Computational Sciences and Robotics is available. The Accelerated Master’s Degree program enables a student to complete both the BS and MS degrees in as little as 5 years.

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