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MATHEMATICS

Why Choose Mathematics?

Our modern world is built on mathematics. It is at the heart of advances in business and technology and is essential to all scientific endeavors. Mathematicians create, discover, teach, and extend our understanding of the world.

Our small, interactive classes give you personalized attention. Our lab meetings and capstone seminar develop your collaboration, communication, and technological skills. Math majors at EC form a tight-knit community that is ready to succeed in a wide range of careers.

What Mathematics Will Teach You!

Majors take core courses in calculus, statistics, discrete math, and linear and modern algebra, as well as a capstone seminar. Specialized tracks prepare you for graduate school or a career in education or industry.

Most of our courses include a lab where students collaborate on activities designed to improve their conceptual understanding and highlight applications.

Through our curriculum and research opportunities, you will hone your communication, writing, and presentation skills.

Where Mathematics Can Take You!

The mathematics major offers two career-related tracks. Our Education Option is designed for students seeking future careers in teaching and our Mathematical Sciences Option is designed for students seeking careers in business, industry, and government.

A mathematics degree also helps prepare students for graduate school, law school, or medical school. In fact, students within the mathematics major tend to score higher on graduate entrance exams such as the GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT.

Why Choose Mathematics?

Our modern world is built on mathematics. It is at the heart of advances in business and technology and is essential to all scientific endeavors. Mathematicians create, discover, teach, and extend our understanding of the world.

Our small, interactive classes give you personalized attention. Our lab meetings and capstone seminar develop your collaboration, communication, and technological skills. Math majors at EC form a tight-knit community that is ready to succeed in a wide range of careers.

What Mathematics Will Teach You!

Majors take core courses in calculus, statistics, discrete math, and linear and modern algebra, as well as a capstone seminar. Specialized tracks prepare you for graduate school or a career in education or industry.

Most of our courses include a lab where students collaborate on activities designed to improve their conceptual understanding and highlight applications.

Through our curriculum and research opportunities, you will hone your communication, writing, and presentation skills.

Where Mathematics Can Take You!

The mathematics major offers two career-related tracks. Our Education Option is designed for students seeking future careers in teaching and our Mathematical Sciences Option is designed for students seeking careers in business, industry, and government.

A mathematics degree also helps prepare students for graduate school, law school, or medical school. In fact, students within the mathematics major tend to score higher on graduate entrance exams such as the GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT.

The below links provide a helpful guide to the most current major/minor core courses and electives. Full program requirements and course descriptions are located in the Elmira College Bulletin.

Contacts:


Full-time Faculty:

Students majoring in mathematics have the time and opportunity to travel abroad during Term III at Elmira College.

Honor Society:

  • Pi Mu Epsilon, Alpha Rho Chapter

Prizes/Scholarships:

  • Abraham Shabanowitz Mathematics Prize - The Abraham Shabanowitz Mathematics Prize was established by Professor Emeritus Harry Shabanowitz in memory of his father to be awarded to a graduating student showing outstanding achievement in the field of mathematics and holding an overall GPA of 3.00 or better.
  • Hypatia Mathematics Prize - The Hypatia Mathematics Prize is named after Hypatia of Alexandria and established by Patricia Opp McMahon '66 to be awarded to a female junior who exhibits enthusiasm for
    mathematics and the desire to share that passion with others through education or other career endeavors in order to recognize more women for their interest and competency in this important field of study. Award is chosen by a committee comprised of the Departments of Mathematics and Education.

Internships:

Students pursuing the Mathematical Sciences Option have obtained internships with potential future employers. Students pursuing the Education Option complete student teaching to satisfy their internship. Our majors also have the opportunity to participate in a research experience at Elmira College to satisfy their internship.


Career Opportunities:

Students with a degree in mathematics have numerous employment opportunities and enjoy high incomes and job satisfaction in their careers. Our recent majors have gone on to pursue careers in industry as data analysts, data scientists, and survey analysts, as well as careers in education as middle school and high school teachers. Some of our graduates have also gone on to earn master's degrees and Ph.D.'s in mathematics and related areas.