Majors and Minors in Math

The Department of Mathematics offers two majors and two minors. The variety of programs reflects the diverse interests of the Ithaca College students. The math faculty is committed to working with all students to ensure success by providing a supportive environment that stresses critical thinking, intellectual challenge, and continual encouragement.

Mathematics - B.A.

The BA is a comprehensive Mathematics degree that allows students the flexibility to follow their own interests in coursework, research, and independent study.  By completing the core, students will develop knowledge and skills in the major areas of mathematics (discrete and continuous, deterministic and probabilistic).  In their remaining elective courses, students will be able to pursue their interests in pure or applied mathematics.  

Degree requirements for the Math BA

Math BA Flight Plan

Mathematics - B.S.

The BS is designed for students interested in continuing studies in math intensive fields after graduation. By completing the core, students will develop knowledge and skills in the major areas of mathematics (discrete and continuous, deterministic and probabilistic). By designing a concentration, students will explore in depth mathematics of their own choosing.

Degree requirements for the Math BS

Math BS Flight Plan

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) - Adolescence Education

This program prepares students for initial certification for middle school and high school teaching, grades 7-12, in Mathematics. In this five-year program, students can complete a bachelor's in mathematics and the M.A.T. 

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Program Requirements

Math Minor

The mathematics minor program provides an option for non-majors who wish to take mathematics courses, be guided in course selection, and receive recognition for their studies.

Requirements for the Math Minor

Data Science Minor

The Data Science Minor combines mathematical modeling, computational thinking, and inferential reasoning to draw conclusions from data in the world around us.  Students learn the tools used by data scientists and engage in the interdisciplinary problem-solving needed to make sense of data and effectively communicate findings.

Requirements for the Data Science Minor

Graduating with Departmental Honors in Mathematics

Students wishing to apply to graduate with departmental honors in Mathematics must apply by the first Friday in February in the year following a December graduation or preceding a May graduation.

The application and more information is available for download here.

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For Further information

If you have any questions about the degree options in Math, please contact the Department Chair.