Mathematics Major

Sample Courses

  • Abstract Algebra
  • Complex Analysis
  • Graph Theory
  • Intro to Proof
  • Linear Algebra I & II
  • Mathematical Logic
  • Real Analysis I & II
  • Topology
  • Vector Analysis

Special Topics Courses

Recent Internships

  • AIR Worldwide, Boston, MA
  • Coopers and Lybrand, Syracuse, NY
  • Equitable Life, NYC
  • MetLife, NYC
  • Simons Foundation, NYC
  • Travelers Insurance, Hartford, CT

Recent Summer Research Programs (REUs)

  • Iowa State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Penn State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • California State University, Fresno
  • Valparaiso University
  • Virginia Tech

Alumni Spotlight

Kaitlyn Gayvert ’12, PhD

Major: Mathematics

Career: Gayvert was named a Forbes 30 Under 30 in Health Care in 2016 and received her doctorate in computational biology and medicine from Cornell University in 2017. After a stint as director of informatics at Fractal Therapeutics, she is now a genomic data scientist at Regeneron in New York, NY.

Mathematics Major

Why study math at Geneseo?
The mathematics major combines a strong traditional math foundation with opportunities for student research, a successful adolescence education program, and preparation in applied mathematics and statistics. It challenges students to apply classroom learning and research to real-world problems. Students engage in hands-on, high-impact undergraduate research projects that many schools only offer at the graduate level, supported by faculty members who strive to develop strong mentoring relationships.

Mathematics has proven to be uniquely insightful for solving a myriad of problems in science, society, and our everyday lives. Graduates are well prepared for either employment or advanced studies and have entered careers in the insurance, financial management, computer, medical, or educational fields.


Program Options

Additional Options

Program Highlights

  • Students conduct individual research projects with faculty members, often in the form of a directed study.
  • Students are encouraged to apply for and participate in research experiences for undergraduates (REUs) supported by the National Science Foundation and others. Summer research programs are available at a number of other institutions both here and abroad.
  • The department has ongoing internship placements with a number of institutions both locally and regionally.

Example Careers

  • Actuary
  • Computational Mathematician
  • Cryptologist
  • Demographer
  • Economist
  • Financial Adviser
  • Information Architect
  • Math Teacher or Professor
  • Risk Analyst
  • Systems Engineer
  • Statistician

Recent Employers

  • Apple
  • Corning Incorporated
  • Dell Technologies
  • Enabling Space Based Ventures
  • Keypath Education
  • Management Science Associates
  • M&T Bank
  • Merchandise Analytics

Recent Grad Schools

  • Cornell University
  • Georgia Tech
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • St. Louis University
  • University of Illinois

Contact Info

Aaron Heap, Associate Professor and Chair in Mathematics
South Hall 323

Mathematics Department

Mathematics Faculty

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