Mathematics and IT


Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

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As a Mathematics major, your classes will be challenging and rewarding, and you will develop skills which every employer is looking for. Those skills will include: problem solving, critical thinking, effective communication, ability to work as part of a team, leadership potential, self-motivation, and proficiency with technology.

Mathematics at the Mount

Whether you are just beginning your undergraduate studies or you are transferring from another school, you are now a part of a close community of learners. The Mount has a large number of students majoring in Mathematics, and this network of peers will become a valuable resource in your classes and beyond. Members of the faculty are easy to find and eager to answer your questions about the classes you take or the road that lies ahead.

Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME) is a national honor society whose members are recognized for their outstanding achievements in mathematics. The honor society encourages their members to volunteer inside and outside of the college community. The Math Club is created and organized by students majoring in mathematics and other students interested in mathematics.

Each semester KME and the Math Club hold contests, competitions, luncheons and dinners with the Math faculty, and trips to local conferences and events. KME and the Math Club have joined forces to create the Bishop Dunn Math Club. Students from MSMC volunteer their time at a local middle school. This gives students the opportunity to hone both their teaching and mathematics skills when they are teaching non-traditional math lessons to 6th-8th grade Bishop Dunn students.

Program requirements

Students majoring in Mathematics must take a minimum of 36 credits in the discipline and maintain a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.0.

Career Options

After graduation you will be ready for a career in education, business, government, or industry, or you may choose to continue your studies in graduate school, law school, or medical school. A degree in Mathematics can lead to opportunities never imagined.

The projected growth in employment from 2012 to 2022 for mathematicians is 23%, much faster than the occupational average of  11 percent*.

*U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, August 2015.

Internship Opportunities

  • Mid-Hudson Co-Operative Insurance Company
  • Catholic Charities-The Gateway Center Newburgh
  • New York Life Insurance
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh
  • ENAP
  • Hudson Valley Renegades
  • ConnectiCare
  • First Investors Corp.

 Christina Sayegh Mathmatics major quote "Independent research helped me explore areas of mathmatics that were of interest to me. Faculty members were active and helpful in encouraging me to meet my full potential.