Mathematics and Mathematics Education

School of Computer Science & Mathematics

What sets Marist’s Mathematics and Mathematics Education program apart is its balance of theory and practical application. You’ll be well-versed in the historical developments of mathematics, plus well-prepared in the method and practice of your classroom learning – the perfect formula for career success in mathematics.

Comprehensive Mathematics Coursework

Whether you wish to become a mathematician or you want to teach our future mathematicians, our Mathematics curricula are designed to help you achieve your career goals. Select from three major/minor options:

  • Mathematics Major: learn the fundamentals in mathematics and incorporate unique, rotating upper-division courses such as Mathematical Reasoning, Computational Linear Algebra, and Elementary Topology based on your interests
  • Mathematics Education Major: combining mathematics classes with coursework in the Education and Psychology programs, Mathematics Education majors can graduate with a provisional certificate to teach mathematics at the secondary education level in New York State
  • Mathematics Minor: a supplemental minor to layer alongside other majors and minors to integrate mathematics into your educational journey

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Comprehensive Mathematics Coursework

Whether you wish to become a mathematician or you want to teach our future mathematicians, our Mathematics curricula are designed to help you achieve your career goals. Select from three major/minor options:

  • Mathematics Major: learn the fundamentals in mathematics and incorporate unique, rotating upper-division courses such as Mathematical Reasoning, Computational Linear Algebra, and Elementary Topology based on your interests
  • Mathematics Education Major: combining mathematics classes with coursework in the Education and Psychology programs, Mathematics Education majors can graduate with a provisional certificate to teach mathematics at the secondary education level in New York State
  • Mathematics Minor: a supplemental minor to layer alongside other majors and minors to integrate mathematics into your educational journey

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Problem Solving is a Regular Occurrence in the Math Lab

At Marist, we believe it’s essential to provide top-notch resources to all students, and the Mathematics program is no exception. In fact, the Mathematics Lab is a resource and tutoring center is available specifically for Applied Mathematics and Mathematics students. Experienced faculty and students are prepared to help enhance your skills in critical thinking and problem-solving.

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Problem Solving is a Regular Occurrence in the Math Lab

At Marist, we believe it’s essential to provide top-notch resources to all students, and the Mathematics program is no exception. In fact, the Mathematics Lab is a resource and tutoring center is available specifically for Applied Mathematics and Mathematics students. Experienced faculty and students are prepared to help enhance your skills in critical thinking and problem-solving.

Designed to Help You Affect Change with Your Degree

“Teaching math for six years after graduation was truly the most transformational experience of my entire life. In many ways, I was born to be a teacher. Marist equipped me with the leadership skills I needed through practical experience. Now, I look to empower leaders and teachers throughout the country to revolutionize their thinking about what is possible in their school. There are so many capable students in every school, but too many never have the opportunity to realize their full potential. And I want to change that.”

Andrew Paulsen, '12
Dual Major Communication and Mathematics, Journalism and Sports Communication Concentrations, Psychology Minor, Adolescent Education Certificate

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Designed to Help You Affect Change with Your Degree

“Teaching math for six years after graduation was truly the most transformational experience of my entire life. In many ways, I was born to be a teacher. Marist equipped me with the leadership skills I needed through practical experience. Now, I look to empower leaders and teachers throughout the country to revolutionize their thinking about what is possible in their school. There are so many capable students in every school, but too many never have the opportunity to realize their full potential. And I want to change that.”

Andrew Paulsen, '12
Dual Major Communication and Mathematics, Journalism and Sports Communication Concentrations, Psychology Minor, Adolescent Education Certificate

Read Andrew's Story
I cannot measure the value of my Marist education. The individualized attention I received from the professors fostered my passion. They taught me how to do research, which facilitated my transition to graduate school and laid the foundation for my professional research career. Beyond the lab, the Marist liberal arts education taught me to think critically while working in teams, an essential skill in industry.
Marist has given me so much, way more than would have expected. I am extremely grateful for all the relationships I made and all the opportunities I was able to take advantage of. Now, I am working side by side with my professors developing an AI-powered chatbot with state-of-the-art Natural Language Processing (NLP) skills.
Professors are also always looking for students to get involved in research with them. This means that whatever your goal is in coming to Marist, whether it be to go into the workforce or to do research, there is something here for you.

At Marist, we pride ourselves on our dedication to providing our students with a well-rounded liberal arts education that prepares them for practical experience and profound success in their field. But don't just take our word for it - the numbers speak for themselves.

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Of current students are satisfied with their Marist Experience

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Graduation rate, higher than the average for public and private colleges

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Employed or attending grad school 6 months after graduation

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