The BA in Mathematics offers a greater number of elective credits than the BS degree, making it ideal for those students who wish to apply their training in mathematics, critical thinking, and problem solving in another area of interest, such as economics or computer science. Students are encouraged to choose a second major or select up to two minors by using the elective credits provided by this major. View the Mathematics Department Course Descriptions.
Our programs are designed to provide students with the mathematics skills they will need to compete successfully in today’s challenging job market. We employ the latest technology to help students succeed. We offer online instruction, using interactive websites that give students instant feedback on their work, and employ the Blackboard system to enhance communication between faculty members and students.
The Mathematics Department on the Pleasantville campus is committed to providing students with a supportive learning environment that includes small classes, allowing for productive interaction; personalized attention; and guidance from dedicated faculty.
- Class size
Class sizes are deliberately kept small so that faculty members and students get to know each other and work effectively together to create an interactive and successful learning environment.
Our internship program enables qualified students to pursue an internship at one of the many corporations in the Hudson Valley. Such an experience broadens a student’s perspective and provides the opportunity to apply knowledge in a professional setting that can often lead to full-time employment.
- Capstone Experience
All of our programs include a capstone course in which each student is required to complete a research project under the guidance of the instructor and present the results of the research to students in the class and members of the faculty.
Recent graduates have become actuaries, engineering and computer consultants, financial analysts, teachers, insurance agents, laboratory technicians and research assistants, and many Mathematics majors choose to attend graduate school in math or related fields.
Careers for Mathematics Majors Include:
- Actuarial work (Insurance)
- Financial Analyst-Trading
- Computer Applications
- Computer Programming
- Research Scientist
- Risk Analysis
- Software Engineer
- Banking and Investing
- Planning and Surveying
- Operations Research
- Graduate School