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The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics is the most general degree program that the Department of Mathematical Sciences offers. It will prepare you for a wide variety of careers by providing you with the content knowledge, skills, and problem-solving ability that employers and graduate schools are looking for. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of mathematicians is projected to grow 21% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

The Fredonia Difference

Fredonia’s coursework fosters deep conceptual understanding, strong computational skills, critical reasoning, technical communication, the ability to analyze and interpret data, and an understanding of complex systems. The small classes are taught by knowledgeable, enthusiastic faculty in a student-centered learning environment.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Effective July 1, 2024, federal regulation requires institutions of higher education to make a determination whether a Title IV eligible academic program that leads to professional licensure or certification meets the educational requirements for licensure/certification in the U.S. State where the institution is located and the U.S. States where “distance education” students are located at the time of initial enrollment in the program, as well as U.S. States where the program is advertised as meeting such requirements, and if applicable, the U.S. State where students attest they intend to be licensed/certified. The Adolescence Education: Mathematics, (B.S.) program at SUNY-Fredonia is registered by the New York State Education Department and thus meets the educational requirements for licensure/certification for New York State. Through a good faith effort, and for the purpose of complying with the federal regulation, we have determined that Adolescence Education: Mathematics, (B.S.) program at SUNY-Fredonia meets the educational requirements for licensure/certification in the following U.S. States: New York State however, it is important to note that SUNY-Fredonia is not the licensure/certification authority in these U.S. States and cannot assess whether an individual candidate will be issued a license/certificate in these U.S. States and instead it is incumbent on each individual candidate to contact the licensure/certification authority in the applicable U.S. State for any further guidance on the requirements for licensure/certification requirements and application processes.

Career Opportunities for Mathematics

  • Mathematical researcher
  • Cryptographer and government intelligence work
  • Industrial engineer
  • Data scientist
  • Economist
  • Actuary
  • Any career requiring analytical and quantitative skills


What does a 4-year degree look like?

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What are all the required and elective courses offered to obtain this degree?

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Sample Courses

MATH 210 Mathematical Structures and Proof

Careful study of the concepts and techniques often used in mathematics courses at the advanced undergraduate level. Topics include logic, set theory, proof techniques, elementary number theory.

MATH 231 Linear Algebra

Careful study of matrices, systems of linear equations, determinants, linear transformations, with emphasis on similarities and isometries of the plane, vector spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

STAT 350 Probability and Statistics

Basics of probability; descriptive statistics; discrete and continuous distributions; confidence intervals and tests of hypotheses concerning means, variances, and proportions; simple linear regression; statistical software.

Student Story

My peers and I collaborated to form solutions to math problems; this reinforced my interest in mathematics and allowed me to appreciate the challenges associated with the subject. The Fish Bowl was more than our work area; it was our home away from home.

— Tara Hudson

Why Mathematics at Fredonia?

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The Fishbowl

Fredonia's unique study room for students is a legendary space on campus. This large, comfortable room is located in the heart of the department, with faculty offices just steps away on all sides.

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Professional experiences

Fredonia students attend conferences and are involved in outreach activities and research.

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Career-oriented advising

Fredonia helps students select programs, coursework, and professional experiences to prepare them for their post-graduate goals.

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