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
- Petroleum products manufacturing
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.
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 placed among the top 20% of participants in the annual North American mathematics competition.
The appointment represents the first NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for the department.
A new scholarship in the Department of Mathematics honors the legacy of longtime faculty member Philip Throop Church.
Books by Mathematics Faculty
Passage to Abstract Mathematics, by Mark E. Watkins and Jeffrey L. Meyer, Pearson; 2nd edition (August 12, 2020), 298pp., ISBN-13: 978-1793511966.
Representations of Algebras, edited by Graham Leuschke, Frauke Bleher, Ralf Schiffler, and Dan Zacharia, Amer Mathematical Society (May 20, 2018), 296pp., ISBN-13: 978-1470435769
n-Harmonic Mappings Between Annuli: The Art of Integrating Free Lagrangians;Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society, by Tadeusz Iwaniec and Jani Onninen, Amer Mathematical Society (June 23, 2012), 105pp., ISBN-13: 978-0821853573
Cohen-Macaulay Representations: Mathematical Surveys and Monographs, Volume 181, by Graham J. Leuschke and Roger Wiegand, 2012, 367 pp., Print ISBN: 978-0-8218-7581-0
Elliptic Partial Differential Equations and Quasiconformal Mappings in the Plane, by Kari Astala, Tadeusz Iwaniec, and Gavin Martin, Princeton University Press (January 18, 2009), 696pp., ISBN-13: 978-0691137773
Weakly Differentiable Mappings between Manifolds, by Piotr Hajlasz, Tadeusz Iwaniec, Jan Maly, and Jani Onninen, Amer Mathematical Society (February 15, 2008), 72pp., ISBN-13: 978-0821840795