Mathematics Major & Minor

Student during Showcase Mathematics Presentation
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.

Typically, graduates pursue careers as:

  • Logisticians
  • Market research analysts
  • High school teachers
  • Financial specialists
  • Insurance sales agents
  • Operations research analysts


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of operations research analysts is projected to grow 27 percent from 2016 to 2026, which means there will be about 31,300 new job openings in the next decade. As technology advances and companies seek efficiency and cost savings, demand for operations research analysis should continue to grow. (U.S. BLS)


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

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.

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. 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.

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 will make a difference in the world. Hartwick students.

Min Chung
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Mathematics
Ph.D., Indiana University
Areas of expertise:
theory of wavelets, harmonic analysis
Gerald Hunsberger
Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Areas of expertise:
number theory, discrete mathematics, calculus pedagogy

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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