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About Mathematics at Keuka College

As a mathematics major, you’ll gain an edge working in research, with numbers, and with data. This means you’ll be well prepared to collaborate alongside experts in hospitals, schools, and research institutions to solve practical problems in business, engineering, government, and the sciences.

In addition, this degree prepares you to become an insurance actuary, mortgage specialist, estate planner, risk analyst, urban planner or market research analyst, thanks to the strong foundation in analysis and statistics.

Mathematics Program Highlights

Work in Any Environment

As a mathematics major, you’ll be well-prepared to collaborate alongside experts in hospitals, schools, research institutions, and even the government.

A Growing Field

Hoping to work with big data, or write the next machine-learning algorithm? A wide variety of career opportunities are open to people with mathematical talent and training.

Use the Latest Tools

As a mathematics student, you’ll use advanced mathematics software such as Maple to integrate theory with applied digital tools.

Explore Mathematics

Program Overview

Classes that cover analysis, algebra, geometry, statistics, and calculus prepare students like you for their next step in life, whether it is graduate school or the job market.

At Keuka College, you complete one Field Period™ experience each year you’re here. These internships provide invaluable experience and will give you an edge when entering the job market or graduate school. Mathematics majors gain that edge by working as a research assistant alongside mathematicians in a college setting, a veterinary hospital, a school district, or other locales.

Program Requirements

The Faculty

At Keuka College, you’re able to work with published, world-class scientists and mathematicians every day. Here, your professors are eager to teach, work on research projects with you, and share their knowledge. Professors in the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics have been recognized as professors of the year, and many are decade-long veterans of the program.

Faculty in the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Digital Literacy

Mathematical inquiry is at the core of interpreting human activity and our natural world. Biologists, chemists, engineers, and environmental scientists need to analyze large data sets to spot changing trends in the environment, find anomalies among chemical reactions, or calculate the rate humans are likely to experience certain diseases.

As a mathematics student, you’ll get hands-on experience using sophisticated mathematical software such as Maple, integrating theory with applied application.


Chi Beta Phi, the natural science, math, and psychology honor society, offers students the opportunity to network with like-minded peers and have their scholarly accomplishments recognized.

Award Opportunities

Judd Prize

Awarded to students for outstanding work in pre-calculus and calculus.

Roy Shortt Award

This is for outstanding work in mathematics by a junior.

What can you do with this degree?

Thinking about your future career? Here are some sample job titles that people with similar degrees have at organizations around the country.

• Algebraist
• Cipher Expert
• Cryptanalyst
• Cryptographer
• Cryptographic Vulnerability Analyst
• Geometrician
• Mathematician
• Analytical Statistician
• Applied Statistician
• Biometrician
• Biostatistician
• Environmental Statistician
• Mathematical Statistician
• Research Biostatistician
• Sampling Expert
• Statistical Analyst
• Statistical Reporting Analyst
• Statistician
• Survey Statistician
• Time Study Statistician
• Harmonic Analyst

Demand & Salary Data

Career Group Career Summary Median Annual Wage in 2015sort ascending Predicted Openings Between 2014 and 2024 Change in Demand for These Jobs, 2024 vs. 2014 Education Typically Needed

Conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.

$111,110 1,300 700 Master's degree

Develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics.

$80,110 15,400 10,100 Master's degree
Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other

All mathematical scientists not listed separately.

$66,210 400 100 Bachelor's degree

Data Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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