Mathematics and Natural Sciences

If you study math at Ithaca, you'll be preparing for a career in industry, government, or education that requires and values creative thinking and problem-solving abilities. Calculating distances between galaxies, designing bridges and skyscrapers, teaching geometry to high school kids -- all these jobs and more are made possible by the high caliber of math training students receive at Ithaca.

Studying the natural sciences here means more than reading about research or watching your professor perform experiments. Faculty members will invite you to take the lead in the lab and in the field. Whether you’re working the 16-inch telescope at the Clinton B. Ford Observatory or collecting soil samples, you’ll gain valuable insight and experience to augment your classroom studies.

Many of our students have also coauthored papers with their professors, attended conferences, and traveled to locations as diverse as Hawaii, Alaska, and the Netherlands to participate in groundbreaking research.

Degree Programs

* Leads to initial New York State teacher certification