Mathematical Sciences Department

What problems do you want to solve?

A degree in the Mathematical Sciences can develop your ability to frame and solve problems – in business, industry, government, and society, as well as the classroom.  Our coursework fosters deep conceptual understanding, strong computational skills, critical reasoning, technical communication, the ability to analyze and interpret data, and an understanding of complex systems.

According to’s Best Jobs in 2016, “It’s a simple equation:  Four math jobs of the 10 best in 2016 equal a booming market for those who deal in numbers.”  Mathematics and statistics are the tools for a much wider variety of great careers than you probably realize.  Click on some of the links above to learn more about careers in the mathematical sciences.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a variety of majors and minors in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics Education, and Statistics.  We feature small classes taught by knowledgeable and enthusiastic faculty in a student-centered community.  For our students, the “Fish Bowl” is their second home.  This large, comfortable study room is located in the heart of the department, with faculty offices just steps away on all sides.

We often take students to conferences and involve them in outreach activities, such as Family Math Nights in the schools and our annual High School Math/Science Challenge.  Many of our students are tutors in the university’s Learning Center or in the America Counts program.  And every March, we put on a Pi Day celebration of epic proportions.

Explore our website to find out more about our programs, courses, faculty, and activities, and contact the department chair at any time if you have questions or would like to arrange a visit to the department.  We'd love to meet you!


Some Recent Department Highlights  

Graduation 2015

Graduation 2015 - Math Students & Faculty

Pi Day 2015 Winners

Pi Day 2015 Winners!!

Faculty & Grad Students put on Harry Potter Pi Day

Faculty & grad students put on Harry Potter Pi Day.

Most of those who worked to put on the 2012 Math & Science Challenge

Most of those who worked to put on the May 2015 High School Math & Science Challenge.

  AMTNYS 2014

The Fredonia "Crew" at the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York Meeting in the fall of 2014.

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Mathematical Sciences

223 Fenton Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3243