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Mathematics Minor


An in-depth understanding of mathematics is of great importance to many careers in our technologically complex society. Moreover, the study of mathematics promotes analytical and critical thinking skills, and therefore is a valuable part of any program of study. The minor in mathematics is designed to provide knowledge and skills to support career goals in a range of professions. A study of mathematics is a natural adjunct to the study of physics, chemistry, biology, earth science, business, economics, computer science, and the social sciences.

The minor in mathematics consists of six mathematics courses and allows students to select courses that coherently complement their particular major.

Admission to the Program

Any undergraduate student with a major in a subject other than mathematics can declare this minor.

Program Requirements

At least nine credits toward the minor must be completed at Brockport. If a Brockport student wishes to fill some of the requirements of the minor through course work at an institution other than Brockport, the student must first obtain the approval of the department chairperson.

Students must complete a minimum of six courses in mathematics, as follows:

Core Courses (11 credits)

  • MTH 201 Calculus I
  • MTH 202 Calculus II
  • MTH 281 Discrete Mathematics I

Elective Courses (at least 9 credits)

THREE courses in mathematics, chosen after consultation with the mathematics department advisor from:

  • MTH 203 Calculus III
  • MTH 243 Elementary Statistics
  • MTH 255 Differential Equations

With the consent of the mathematics department advisor, the approved college-level statistics courses are acceptable as a substitute for MTH 243. As of the publication of this catalog, they include ECN 204, PSH 202, SOC 200 and HLS 488.

A judicious choice of electives can lend a distinct focus to the mathematics minor. For example, a student with an interest in statistics might choose MTH 203, MTH 346, and MTH 446, while a student with an interest in applied statistics can take MTH 346, MTH 441, and MTH 442. Many other choices are possible. The mathematics department advisor can assist in choosing electives to complement each student's plan of study.

Department of Mathematics

Department Chair: Sanford Miller
Location: Brown 207
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Phone: (585) 395-2036
Fax: (585) 395-2304

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John M Anfuso MBA
(Rochester Institute Of Technology)

Seher M Aydogan Ph.D
(Istanbul University)
Visiting Associate Professor

Susan Bateman MA
(SUNY College At Brockport)

Douglas Benedict MS
(SUNY College At Brockport)

Joshua Brodersen MA
(SUNY College At Brockport)

Melissa Browne MA
(SUNY College At Brockport)

Laura L Chapman
Secretary 1

Joseph Currier BA
(Daemen College)
Graduate Assistant

Patricia Doyle MED
(Medaille College)
Adjunct Lecturer

John Gentile MS
(University Of Rochester)
Adjunct Lecturer

Barry L Jones MS
(SUNY College At Brockport)

Dawn M Jones Ph.D
(Western Michigan University)
Associate Professor

Diana C Kelkenberg MS
(Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State Universit)
Graduate Assistant

Margaret Little MA
(SUNY College At Brockport)

Bernard LoBracco MS
(University Of Virginia-Main Campus)

Doeller Mark BS
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Graduate Assistant

Faustin Mbama MA
(Universite de Paris)
Graduate Assistant

Sanford S Miller Ph.D
(University Of Kentucky)
Distinguished Professor and Interim Chair

Jason R Morris Ph.D
(University Of Pittsburgh-Main Campus)
Associate Professor

Gabriel T Prajitura Ph.D
(The University Of Tennessee)

Anthony Rainero BS
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Graduate Assistant

Nathan Reff Ph.D
(SUNY At Binghamton)
Assistant Professor

Katherine G Rosati MA
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Adjunct Lecturer

Annastasia M Schoettler MS
(University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

Howard J Skogman Ph.D
(University Of California-San Diego)
Associate Professor

Rebecca N Smith Ph.D
(University Of Florida)
Associate Professor

Pierangela Veneziani Ph.D
(Rutgers The State University Central Office)
Associate Professor

Stephanie Wisnowski MA
(SUNY College At Brockport)

Hong Yin Ph.D
(Louisiana State University + Agricultural + Mechan)
Assistant Professor

Tasneem Zaihra Ph.D
(University of Windsor)
Assistant Professor

Ruhan Zhao Ph.D
(University of Eastern Finland)
Associate Professor