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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.
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.
The Mathematics major offers two career-related concentrations. 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. Students with a Mathematics major tend to score higher on graduate entrance exams such as the GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT.
Students with a degree in Mathematics have numerous employment opportunities and enjoy high incomes and job satisfaction in their careers. Our recent alumni 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.
After completing the requirements you'll understand the foundations of mathematics, be able to perform basic computations in higher mathematics, be able to read and understand middle-level proofs, be able to write and understand basic proofs, develop and maintain problem-solving skills, use mathematical ideas to model real-world problems, be able to communicate mathematical ideas with others, and use technology to address mathematical ideas.
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. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in a research experience at Elmira College to satisfy your internship.
Our Mathematics faculty create an educational environment that gives students personalized attention while developing collaboration and skills to hone their communication, writing, and presentation skills.
Do you have questions about the Mathematics program? Please contact us.