Mathematics Major & Minor

Student Showcase

The Hartwick mathematics major provides you with much more than an understanding of mathematical principles and the application of those principles.

As a math major, you’ll learn the ability to think logically and express yourself precisely and creatively. You’ll be encouraged to pursue your own interests within the major; in fact, you’ll be required to complete two advanced directed studies with faculty members.

Where degrees in mathematics can take you.

Mathematics majors gain a foundation for advanced study through core courses in calculus and linear algebra, followed by a course in abstraction, which introduces logic and proof, essential for future work.

To obtain an overview of modern mathematics, majors take courses in two general areas: abstract algebra and real analysis.

A closer look.

Among the areas available for advanced study are numerical methods, mathematical modeling, operations research, probability, statistics, topology, graph theory, geometry, discrete mathematics, and the history of mathematics.

Beyond the basic.

All majors also complete a senior project or participate in the Senior Capstone Seminar, involving supervised independent study, written presentations, and a final oral presentation. Past theses include Taxicab Geometry, Determining the Demand for College Attendance, Foundations of Set Theory, Complex Analysis, Ramsey Theory Applied to Graphs, among many others.

Putting mathematics to work.

Hartwick mathematics majors have achieved success in many fields and studied at exceptional graduate schools.

Hartwick alumni work for:

  • Milliman
  • The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Precision Valve and Automation
  • Salisbury School
  • Irondequoit High School

Hartwick graduates have been accepted to:

  • University of Rochester
  • University of Tennessee
  • Michigan State University Law School
  • Syracuse University Law School
  • Indiana University
  • Clemson University
  • The State University of New York at Albany
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

Meet the mathematics faculty.

Hartwick’s expert mathematics faculty are into more than numbers. They’re people-focused, because they work closely with students who are meant for more. Students who will make a difference in the world of tomorrow. Hartwick students.

Min Chung
Associate Professor and Department Chair, Ph.D., Indiana University
Areas of focus:
theory of wavelets, harmonic analysis
Gerald Hunsberger
Professor, Ph.D., Northwestern University
Areas of focus:
number theory, discrete mathematics, calculus pedagogy
Krishna Pokharel
Visiting Assistant Professor, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Toledo
Areas of focus:
differential equations, dynamical system
Charles Scheim
Professor, Ph.D., Brown University
Areas of focus:
geometry, statistics, number theory
Gary Stevens
Professor, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Areas of focus:
graph theory, combinatorics, discrete mathematics, problem solving, history of mathematics

Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program.

Ready to move faster? Get the full Hartwick mathematics experience in three-quarters the time at three-quarters the cost. Learn more about the three-year program.


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