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Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to construct mathematical proofs, making use of proper mathematical terminology and rules of logic, using a variety of proof techniques, including direct argument, proof by contradiction, and mathematical induction. 

  • Students will be able to solve applied mathematics problems using clear, well-written and accurate explanations throughout their solutions. 

  • (MAT concentration) Students will be able to explain middle and/or high school mathematical concepts orally and in writing, using multiple techniques, in a manner appropriate for a middle and/or high school audience. 

  • (MAG concentration) Students will be able to communicate advanced mathematical concepts clearly and precisely to an audience of peers and faculty. 

Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Placement Testing

Each incoming student must take placement examinations in writing, mathematics, and reading, which are administered prior to orientation for new students. Information regarding Placement Testing dates and times may be found at Contact the Office of First Year Programs located in the Center for Academic Support and Advising (CASA) for reservations.

All students must satisfy a general education requirement consisting of ten (10) courses outside of the major department. The General Education Domain II-A (Analysis, Modeling, and Problem Solving) requirement is satisfied through the completion of the Mathematics major.

In addition to the eight (8) major core requirements, each student must complete:

Concentration core (11):

Five (5) mathematics or statistics electives from the following:

Minor Requirements

Students may substitute MATH 107 Business Statistics or MATH 117 Introduction to Statistics for MATH 200 Precalculus but only one of these courses may receive credit towards the mathematics minor. These courses are to be chosen under the guidance of a member of the Mathematics Department.

Career Opportunities

Mathematics majors will be prepared to pursue career opportunities across a wide range of exciting fields, including:

Crocker Grove

Purchasing Agent

Buys various goods and materials for companies to use, manufacture or resell. 

Middle and High School Math Teachers

Work in academic institutions to teach students different mathematical subjects.  

Budget Analyst

Review budget proposals and determine company spend on projects, services or products.  

Insurance Underwriter

Evaluate applications for mortgages, insurance and loans to determine risk factors. 

Financial Analyst

Monitor, examine and forecast a company's financial status and recommend improvements. 


Manage financial records, prepare financial statements, and ensure compliance with regulations. 

Meet Our Faculty

Christopher Staniszewski

Christopher Staniszewski

Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Betsey Whitman

Professor Emerita, Mathematics

Edna Robinson-Pratt

Assistant Professor Emerita, Mathematics

Thomas Koshy

Professor Emeritus, Mathematics

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