The department of Mathematics is dedicated to quality teaching and close work with students, preparing students for teaching, for graduate work and for immediate employment in statistics and applied fields. There is an active Mathematics Club. We offer a BA in Mathematics and BS in Applied Mathematics, plus a joint program BS in Applied Mathematical Economics, minors in Applied Statistics and in Mathematics, and concentrations for future elementary and secondary teachers. Our 15-month Master of Arts in Teaching degree program confers a graduate degree and certification for secondary teaching.


Majors and Programs

Our mathematics programs provide students with a strong foundation in applied as well as theoretical mathematics. The department offers a BA in Mathematics and a BS in Applied Mathematics, a minor in Mathematics, a minor in Applied Statistics and an interdisciplinary major in Applied Mathematical Economics.  

Students majoring in Education may be interested in the Mathematics Concentration (Grades 1-6) and Mathematics Certification (grades 7-12). Oswego recently added a Peace Corps Master's International degree in adolescene mathematics education. It is possible to obtain both a major in mathematics and a minor in statistics. This option gives strong preparation to a student interested in graduate work in the growing areas of environmental statistics, biostatistics or other areas of applied statistics.

Majors in our unique program in Applied Mathematical Economics have been particularly successful in their employment search, finding positions in the financial area.

Student Opportunities

A broad range of classes and in-depth capstone research projects provide outstanding academic preparation. Coupled with our Mathematics Club and internships, your opportunities for practical application of mathematics and networking will add up substantially.

After Oswego

Career opportunities in mathematics are numerous and varied. Recent graduates have found work as research analysts, information system designers, systems analysts, computer programmers, underwriters, actuarial trainees, pension analysts, insurance analyst trainees and more. Others have continued with graduate work in mathematics, statistics, physics, economics and engineering.