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Mathematics

Degree Options: Major, Minor
Locations: Lincoln Center, Rose Hill
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Technologies come and go, but mathematics is eternal.

Female student erasing black board - LGMathematician. Computer scientist. Systems analyst. Economist. Math teacher. The career possibilities for a degree in mathematics from Fordham are vast. That’s because an understanding of mathematical theory and application—in just the right academic blend—is essential to so many modern technical careers. These are timeless concepts with practical uses.

You will learn a wide spectrum of ideas, all of them based in the art of logical reasoning and clear expression. You’ll learn math’s vast applicability, from describing the universe to making informed financial analysis. In the process you’ll come to understand not only the many uses of mathematics, but its sheer beauty.

You’ll learn more than mathematics here. You’ll also study philosophy, theology, literature, languages, ethics, science, and the performing arts through Fordham’s common core curriculum, the centerpiece of our liberal arts education.

We want you to excel in your field—and as a human being.

Program Highlights

As a BS student in mathematics, you take at least 13 classes, including two from the physics or computer science departments. There are two tracks:

  • Pure Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

We also offer:

  • Math education program leading to a master’s degree in teaching in five years
  • Interdisciplinary mathematics and economics major, offered in partnership with the economics department

Study Abroad

Find ways to immerse yourself in mathematics as it’s being studied around the world through Fordham’s International and Study Abroad Program.

Sample Courses

Multivariate Calculus
Linear Algebra
Differential Equations
Discrete Mathematics
Numerical Analysis
Honors Business Math
Cryptography
Mathematical Ethics Practicum
Topology

Life After Fordham

You’ll graduate with a mathematics degree well prepared for a range of challenging career paths or advanced study in:

  • Math
  • Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Business
  • Law

Some positions our graduates hold:

  • Computer systems analyst, Department of Defense, Edwards AFB
  • Information systems manager, Hewlett-Packard
  • Mathematical economist, Department of Commerce
  • Software developer, Customer Insight
  • Math data analyst, Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Biostatistician, Indiana University Medical Center
  • Systems engineer, Electronic Data Systems
  • Aquatic toxicology lab manager, ITT Corp.
  • Associate financial analyst, Morgan Stanley & Co.

Our career services tap Fordham’s ties with more than 2,600 companies. We offer:

  • Post-graduation career search
  • Resume development, Interviewing practice
  • Networking skill development
  • Hands-on case-study sessions with industry executives
  • Field-specific advising/coaching

You also get access to our powerful (and Fordham-loyal) network of alumni, who want to see you succeed as they have.

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