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Department of Mathematics

You can see math everywhere: in engineering and electrical power, insurance rates, labor statistics and robotics. A solid understanding of math prepares you for a wide range of possible fields—from cryptography to public opinion polling to economics.

The Department of Mathematics offers courses in several areas of pure and applied mathematics, statistics and math education. With 39 full-time faculty, you’ll get a better student-to-teacher ratio, smaller classes, and many opportunities to build relationships with professors and fellow students.

The College of Arts and Sciences has a long tradition of mathematical study. Did you know the national mathematics honorary society, Pi Mu Epsilon (PME) was founded in 1914 at Syracuse University? Pi Mu Epsilon New York Alpha Chapter is open to all eligible students and hosts on-campus mathematical talks, career-focused discussion panels and other student activities.

What can you do with math?

A bachelor’s degree in mathematics can qualify you for a broad range of positions in government, education, consulting and in other industries such as:

  • Hi-tech computer and electronics
  • Chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Telecommunications
  • Petroleum products manufacturing
  • Insurance
  • Finance

A major in mathematics is also excellent preparation for graduate study in such diverse fields as financial engineering, economics, law, computer science, education, data science, operations research, and of course science and mathematics. Read more about the many diverse careers math can take you.

Getting involved in undergraduate research helps you apply what you learn in class, find a mentor, improve critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and pursue a topic that fascinates you. Undergraduate research opportunities include semester-long and year-long projects supervised by faculty members, and the Directed Reading Program that pairs an undergraduate student with a graduate mentor to explore special topics.

News
National Science Foundation logo

(April 29, 2022)

Five NSF CAREER Awards a Record for A&S

Professors John Franck, Brett Jakubiak, David Kellen, Davoud Mozhdehi and Minghao Rostami have been awarded five-year CAREER grants to support their innovative research and educational outreach.

Connor Ritchie portrait.

(April 26, 2022)

Syracuse University’s Top Putnam Math Competition Finisher Awarded Inaugural Erdős Prize

Connor Ritchie placed among the top 20% of participants in the annual North American mathematics competition.

Portrait of Lawrence Mouillé.

(Feb. 28, 2022)

Lawrence Mouillé to Join Mathematics Department as National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow

The appointment represents the first NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for the department.

1976 portrait of mathematics professor Philip Throop Church.

(Feb. 28, 2022)

A Commitment to Mathematical Excellence

A new scholarship in the Department of Mathematics honors the legacy of longtime faculty member Philip Throop Church.

Books by Mathematics Faculty