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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.
Through the Mathematics degree program, you'll 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 degree program 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.
A Mathematics minor can compliment many different areas of study.
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Kate Holden '14: The flexibility of a Math degree
For Elmira College graduate Kate Holden ’14, a Math degree is incredibly versatile. Holden is a project manager and survey analyst for SullivanLuallin Group, where she...
Michael McCormick ’16 MS ’18: Learning how to think through math
Michael McCormick ’16 MS ’18 veered a little from the typical path many math majors take and found a career in computer science, where he...
Emily Hardy-Shephard ’15: You can go nearly anywhere with math
As a Marketing Communications Supervisor with the Science and Technology division of Corning Incorporated, Emily Hardy-Shephard ’15’s career is a less obvious fit for a...
Mathematics careers are expected to have higher than average job growth over the next decade.
Get real world experience with future employers, student teach, or participate in research.
Enjoy an academic environment with personalized attention and collaboration.
Do you have questions about the Mathematics program? Please contact us.