About the Department

Why study mathematics at Oswego?

Students from the department are involved in research and projects with their instructors. Students have given presentations at MAA section meetings, and often give presentations at the college's own showcase for scholarly activity, Quest. Check out some recent capstone projects here.

The department continues its historical commitment to the preparation of future teachers of mathematics. The mathematics requirements for the secondary education mathematics major are identical to the requirements for the B.A. in mathematics. Thus a student can earn a double major in mathematics and secondary education.

Career opportunities in mathematics are numerous and varied.  Recent graduates have been employed as research analysts, information system designers, systems analysts, computer programmers, underwriters, actuarial trainees, pension analysts, insurance analyst trainees and other positions.  Others have gone on to graduate work in mathematics, statistics, physics, economics, and engineering.

Oswego's Mathematics Department is involved in both pure and applied research. Interests include algebra, analysis, differential equations, statistics, mathematical modeling, history of mathematics, computational combinatorics and Ramsey numbers and mathematics education. Members of the faculty view excellence in teaching as their primary objective, and service to students as their primary responsibility.