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

Putting mathematics to work

Hartwick alumni at work.

Hartwick mathematics majors have achieved success in many fields with many organizations:

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

Alumni in graduate school.

Our graduates study at exceptional graduate schools:

  • 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.


Min Chung

Professor and Department Chair of Mathematics

Erik Wallace

Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Quantitative Literacy Center Designer

Raymond Mess

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program

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