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.
(Sept. 11, 2023)Claudia Miller Awarded NSF Grant to Use Homological Algebra to Study Singularities
Miller's project is titled, “Homological approaches to differential forms, differential operators and transfer of algebra structures.”
(Sept. 11, 2023)Josh Pollitz Awarded NSF Grant to Study Homological Questions in Algebra
Pollitz will use the grant to travel and speak about his research and increase the visibility and strength of Syracuse’s Algebra Research Group.
(June 26, 2023)Mathematics Majors Win Prizes
The mathematics department announced two awards for outstanding achievements.
(June 15, 2023)Mathematics Alumnus Featured on PBS’s NOVA
Patrick Kimani, who received a Ph.D. in mathematics at Syracuse University in 2008, appeared on a November episode of the popular science show.
Women in Commutative Algebra: Proceedings of the 2019 WICA Workshop, edited by Claudia Miller, Janet Striuli , Emily E. Witt, Springer; 1st ed. 2021 edition (March 19, 2022), 447pp., ISBN-13:978-3030919856
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