About the Department

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Nebraska at Kearney offers undergraduate degree programs in Mathematics and Mathematics Education, as well as graduate courses in the Science/Math Education Master of Science in Education degree program. As a mathematics student, you will receive personalized academic and career support. We keep our class sizes small so that students can actively engage in the learning process both during and outside of class. With an undergraduate degree in math, you will be well prepared to enter graduate school or begin a career in your choice of a variety of fields such as Data Analytics, Actuarial Science, Cryptography, Teaching, and more.

For high school students who have been admitted and will be pursuing math education, UNK offers the Future Teachers Scholarship. Also for math education students, Nebraska offers the Attracting Excellence to Teaching Program that provides forgivable loans to students who are in high demand areas.

Our online graduate courses support practicing teachers by expanding their understanding of mathematics and mathematics education research. With additional opportunities in clubs, honoraries, and scholarships, UNK is the place for you!

Samantha Snogren

"The Elementary Math Minor program at UNK was an awesome opportunity for me to focus on a subject area that I have always valued, while continuing to head down the path of Elementary Education. Through the classes I took to fulfill the minor's requirements, I learned about the foundation behind math concepts and the most effective ways people learn about mathematics. The confidence that I gained regarding math is priceless. When it came to applying and interviewing for jobs, the Elementary Math Minor added professional value to my resume. UNK provides students with instructors who care, courses that challenge, and tools to tackle those challenges. As an elementary math teacher, I use the tools and knowledge that I gained from my minor every day. I have no doubt that I am a better math teacher because of my Elementary Math Minor through UNK."

Samantha Snogren

Perkins County Public Schools

Elementary Teacher

Beyond the Classroom

The Mathematics Department at the University of Nebraska at Kearney provides students with multiple opportunities to get involved with student organizations, internships, etc. in order to grow in their knowledge of the field and develop skills that will help them in their future careers.
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Student Organizations

  • Kappa Mu Epsilon KME is a honor society that promotes interest in mathematics. Students may apply to be a member; qualification for membership is based on coursework and grades. KME students may participate in regional and national conventions, which focus on student presentations on mathematical topics. Our KME chapter has also sponsored speakers on campus.
  • The Math Club The UNK Math Club is for any student, faculty, and staff who are interested in challenging their mind and having fun with math. We meet twice a month to solve interesting problems and participate in activities that involve and/or promote mathematics.
  • Secondary Educators' Club The Secondary Educators’ Club provides support and connections through the College of Education and content areas to any student pursuing a teaching career in secondary education. Membership in this organization is open to any UNK student pursuing a teaching career that will include students in secondary education (primarily grades 6-12). For more information contact Ted Rupnow.
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Experiential Learning

  • Investigate what you love about mathematics as you engage in research with faculty through undergraduate research fellowships.
  • Build your teaching skills as part of a peer tutoring team in the Learning Commons.
  • Learn about assessment as a grading assistant for faculty.
  • Gain valuable experience working with grades 6-12 students as part of your mathematics education coursework each year.