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Department of Mathematics

Department Chair: Dr. Sanford Miller

Distinguished Professor and Interim Chair

Faculty and Staff of the Department of Mathematics

Department Office Location: 207 and 208 Albert W. Brown Building

Mailing Address: Department of Mathematics, 350 New Campus Drive Brockport, NY, 14420

Phone: (585) 395-2036, Alternate Phone: (585) 395-2194, Fax: (585) 395-2304

For general inquiries, please e-mail or Laura L Chapman at

Welcome to the Department of Mathematics. The department offers Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Arts (MA) degrees in Mathematics. In addition, we also have a combined BS/MA program.

An in-depth understanding of mathematics is of great importance in 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 major and minor programs in mathematics are designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue graduate study or to support career goals in a range of professions. Recent graduates who have majored in mathematics have found rewarding careers in business, teaching, computing, government, law, engineering and medicine. A major or minor in mathematics is a natural adjunct to the study of physics, chemistry, biology, earth science, business, economics, computer science or the social sciences.

The department offers a major in mathematics, a minor in mathematics, and a minor in mathematics/statistics. In addition, it supports a double major in mathematics and computer science.

To complete a major in mathematics, students take nine required courses that provide a thorough foundation in several central areas of mathematics, a course in structured programming, and a minimum of three advanced courses chosen to give special depth in at least one area. The two minor programs require students to take six mathematics courses that coherently complement their particular major. Because of the sequential nature of the study of mathematics, students should meet with the department's advisement coordinator as soon as possible to declare a major or minor, be assigned a departmental advisor, and begin planning a sound academic program.