Don’t believe the rumors: Math can be both analytical and creative. After all, it’s all about solving problems, and problem solving requires thinking outside the box! If you’re an analytical thinker who likes to come up with solutions using data, then you’ll love being a Math major.
Here's what makes the Mount's Mathematics major unique:
39 credits (27 in math and 12 in math or programming courses)
Learn about Mathematics major academic requirements and courses here.
Let’s put it this way: You won’t just be learning at a desk as a Math major. Yes, there’s your typical classroom learning, but at the Mount, Math class happens everywhere. One day, you might be measuring the area of a piece of modern art at the local museum, DIA Beacon. Another time, you’ll be volunteering at the on-campus elementary school, teaching kids about math while planting a garden. And you’ll be breaking stereotypes about the subject by hosting game nights and Family Math Nights with the Math honor society for the college and the local community.
Your courses will focus on teaching you the fundamentals of advanced math (calculus, algebra, statistics) while also showing you its practical applications in everyday life. Plus, you can even work with our Career Center to find a Math internship at an organization like New York Life Insurance, the Hudson Valley Renegades, ConnectiCare, and more.
If you are pursuing certification in either Childhood or Adolescence Education along with your Math degree, you will also need to complete the courses required for certification, including math courses designed for future teachers.
The great thing about being a Math major is you can use the subject pretty much anywhere! Every organization needs mathematicians who are ready to solve problems, so pick your passion and see how you can make a difference with your math skills.
Many of our alumni go into teaching roles, but others choose to pursue graduate school, research, or other analytically-driven positions in their organizations.
Here's how some of our Math alumni are using their degrees: