The Department of Mathematics
Welcome to SUNY Empire State College’s Department of Mathematics.
Why study mathematics?
A mathematics degree prepares you for almost any career because math underlies so much of our lives, e.g., the use of statistics, math in architecture, math for understanding nature and the environment and math in art.
No matter where you are on your career path, these links are worth visiting.
The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) - Possibilities for someone with a math degree.
Mathematics Related Professions - U.C. Davis has built on ideas from the MAA link. This link is also a valuable starting point.
American Mathematical Society - Advice for those considering math-related jobs.
Interested in what some grads have done with their math degree? Explore What do Mathematicians Do?
NSA job site - Did you know that the NSA is the largest employer of Mathematicians?
Learn about being an actuary.
Information about requirements for initial certification to teach mathematics in New York state.
What can you do with a degree in mathematics?
Tailor your mathematics education to pursue a career in:
- Applied mathematics
- Data science and statistics
- Actuarial science
There is a wide range of possible careers for those who pursue a degree in mathematics.
Taking individual courses as a nondegree student is also possible and will offer you the same range and depth of courses and rigorous standards as matriculated undergraduate students. Even if you’re not pursuing a degree, you can take courses to prepare for college-level study, stay current in your field or improve your job skills.