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Mathematics provides the foundation for all of science. 

From the precise calculations necessary to verify scientific theories to the elegant mathematical structures which model everything from DNA to subatomic particles, mathematics is essential to science.

As a student majoring in mathematics at SIU, you will be in close contact with outstanding mathematics professors who are both international leaders in their research areas and outstanding teachers committed to your learning.  Career opportunities for our graduates such as analyzing risk for insurance companies (actuarial science) to teaching the next generation of mathematicians have never been better.  We offer Bachelor’s degrees in Science, Liberal Arts, and Education and Human Services. For those students interested in graduate degrees, we offer both Master’s and Ph.D. degrees.


Congratulations to Dr. Kathleen Pericak-Spector!  She has been chosen as the recipient of the University-Level Teaching Excellence Award (Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty)!  She will receive the permanent title of Distinguished Teacher!  SIUC News Article


Congratulations to Dr. MingQing Xiao!  He has been chosen as the recipient of the College of Science Scholar Excellence Award for the 2015-2016 Academic Year.

Congratulations to our Graduate Students with new degrees!
Ghazwan Al-hashimi, Ph.D.
Hamdan Alsulaimani, Ph.D.

Dinush Panditharathna, M.S.
Herath Senarathna, M.S.
Mona Almaghshi, M.A.


Listed below are jobs from SIU Math Alumni.

Assistant Professor Adrian College
Assistant Professor Antioch College
Professor of Mathematics/Statistics Antioch College
Assistant Professor (Statistician) Appalachian State
Lecturer Mathematics (Statistician) Appalachian State
Assistant Professor Arizona Western
Corporate Credit Rish Analytic Team Leader BB&T
Instructor, Mathematics Belleville Southwester Illinois College
Assistant Professor Bir Zeit University-Palestine
Instructor, Mathematics Black Hawk College
Instructor Bowling Green Technical College
Vice President Byline Bank
Assistant Professor California State University, Fresno
Instructor, Mathematics Carbondale Community High School
Analytic Team Leader Comprehensive Credti & Analysis Review - CCAR
Associate Professor Chattanooga State Community College
Vice Preseident, Pricing, Strategy and Analytics Manager Citizens Bank Mortgage Lending
Assistant Professor (Statistician) College of Saint Mary
Assistant Professor Coppin State University
  Crossfit Coach
Assistant Professor Delaware State University
Instructor, High School Eldorado High School
Instructor Highland Community College
Actuarial Analyst Illinois Mutual
Assistant Professor Mathematics University of Indianapolis
Assistant Professor Tougaloo College
Teacher Jacksons High School Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Assistant Professor John A. Logan Community College
Statistician Kendle International
Senior Actuarial Analyst Liberty Mutual
Data and Analytics Locker Dome
Scientist Los Alamos National Laboratory
Teacher Marion High School
Technical Manager Merril Lynch-China (Ctrip.com International)
  Midland Lutheran College, Freemont, Nebraska
Assistant Professor Morgan University - Actuarial Science
Assistant Professor National Chiao Tung University
  National Profession Development Coordinator-Young People's Project
Contractor New Englad Research Institute (Using Statistics and SAS)
Instructor, Mathematics North Carolina
Data Science Manager Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Actuarial Analyst Pekin Insurance
Analyst Progressive Insurance
Assistant Professor Quincy University
Data Integration Engineer Randstad USA
Math Editor Renaissance Learning (Software and Learning service holding company)
Instructor, High School Ripley, Tennessee
Post Doc Sabanci University (Turkey)
Lecturer SIUC
Actuarial Associate II Society Insurance
Assistant Professor Southwestern Missouri State University
Assistant Professor Southwestern University
  St. Louis University
Assistant Professor Texas A&M University Kingsville
  Trine University
Associate Professor Mathematics University of Bahrain/Universiti Utara Malaysia
Senior Biostatistician University of Iowa
Assistant Professor University of Montana-Billings
Assistant Professor University of Texas at Arlington
Lecturer University of Toledo
Associate Professor (Statistician) University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, Wisconsin
Assistant Professor University of Wosconsin - Whitewater
Credit Analyst US Bank
Senior Lecturer Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand
Instructor Western Kentucky Community and Technical College
Post Doc Yale Dept of Biostatistics