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Department of Mathematics

Combining a strong traditional mathematics major with opportunities for student research, a very successful secondary education program, and preparation in applied mathematics and statistics, the Department of Mathematics is committed to helping each Geneseo student achieve their goals, both before and after Geneseo.

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Recent News and Events

Information about Recent Changes to the Mathematics Degrees

The college has a backlog in processing updates to the bulletin and changes in majors. In the Spring the College Senate approved the following changes to the Mathematics degrees:

  • Programming Requirement: For all four mathematics major degrees, the programming requirement was previously satisfied only by Math 230. It now may be satisfied by Math 230, 345, 382, 384, or 385. The 300-level courses on this list all have a prerequisite of either Math 230 or Phys 261. This gives an alternative to completing two introductory-level programming courses.
  • For the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree, some of the tracks have changed:
    1. The "Foundations" track has added Math 304 and removed Math 338.
    2. The "Algebra" track has added Math 310.
    3. A new track "Geometry and Topology" has been added and includes Math 335 and Math 338.
  • For the Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics degree, some of the tracks have changed:
    1. The "Discrete Mathematics" track has added Math 310.
    2. A new track "Computing" has been added and includes Math 384, Math 385, and at most one of Math 303 and Math 304.

Until the changes are incorporated in the bulletin, they will be processed with waivers from the Chair of the Mathematics Department. We hope you see that all of these changes give you more flexibility. Please contact your advisor or the Chair with any questions.

2021-2022 Presidential Scholars

Congratulations to three of our math majors who have been selected as Presidential Scholars for the 2021-2022 academic year! Riley Grossman, Kaitlin Miron, and Luis Yanez, join 11 other Geneseo students in receiving this prestigious honor. More information can be found on the Presidential Scholar webpage. Congratulations Riley, Kaitlyn, and Luis! 

Riley GrossmanRiley Grossman is an Applied Mathematics major with minors in Economics and the Edgar Fellows Program. His primary interests are data science and machine learning. This past spring, he did a directed study with Dr. Douglas Baldwin on machine learning and algorithmic bias. He presented his research at GREAT Day. He also received the Geneseo Foundation’s Undergraduate Summer Fellowship so he can research machine learning models and attempt to apply those models to cross country race results. Outside academics, Riley is a member of both the Geneseo cross country and track and field teams. He is a captain of both teams. He has qualified for the NCAA Championships twice and has been a member of six teams that have won SUNYAC Championships. After graduation, Riley plans to attend graduate school to pursue a graduate degree in data science.
Kaitlin Miron is a Mathematics and Adolescence Education: Mathematics major with minors in the Edgar Fellows Honors Program and German. She is a member of Pi Mu Epsilon and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies. On campus, Kaitlin tutors mathematics for the Access Opportunity Programs and is a member of the Committee for AOP Tutoring Support. After spending her sophomore year as a member of the Academic Rights and Advancement Committee of the Undergraduate Student Senate, she took on and developed a new executive board position, the Geneseo Community Representative, where she was tasked with enhancing the relationship between Geneseo Village leadership and the Student Senate. She also spent the spring semester of her junior year as a Resident Assistant in Wayne Hall. Come fall, Kaitlin will student teach, and she could not be more excited to apply the knowledge and skills she has learned in her courses in a real classroom setting.
Luis YanezLuis Yanez is a dual Physics and Mathematics major with a minor is Political Science. He is a McNair scholar and currently serves in various roles, including member of the Mathematical Association of America, the Society of Physics Students, the ΣΠΣ Physics Honors Society, College Senate, and as vice chair of the Student Association Academic Affairs Committee. In the past, Luis has had the opportunity of serving as vice chair of both the Student Association Student Senate and Student Senate Student Rights and Affairs Subcommittee, working with faculty in both the Chancellor’s Excellence Award and Registrar Search committees, and tutoring students in the Physics Learning Center. Luis is very passionate about engaging in the campus community, and aspires to advance the greater world through the leadership skills gained at SUNY Geneseo. Currently, he researches black hole inspirals and the production of gravitational waves with Dr. Thomas Osburn, and plans to pursue a PhD in theoretical astrophysics after graduation.

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Department of Mathematics
  323 South Hall
  SUNY Geneseo
  1 College Circle
  Geneseo, NY 14454

Phone: 585-245-5384
Fax: 585-245-5128
Email: cicero@geneseo.edu

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