Mathematical Sciences (BS, BA, Minor)
Binghamton University, State University of New York
USD 7,070 *
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* for new York state residents | for out-of-state residents and international residents - $26,160
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Binghamton University offers courses and programs in mathematics, statistics, and actuarial science. The main areas of concentration in the department are algebra, analysis, combinatorics, geometry/topology, and statistics.
The department offers both a flexible curriculum that allows students to construct a course of study that aligns with their own interests and goals, as well as a more intensive theoretical curriculum designed to be especially useful for students who wish to pursue graduate study in mathematics. The department also offers tracks in actuarial science that provide strong preparation for an actuarial career.
Internships, Research Opportunities, and More
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers students the potential to engage in research with professors whose research interests cover a range of topics. There is an undergraduate math club and an MAA student chapter in the department. Actuarial students participate in the Undergraduate Actuarial Association.
You may also be interested in our accelerated/4+1 degree programs which allow students to complete their bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in just 5 years!
Scholarships and Funding
High-performing students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships.
Some courses to consider in your first year:
MATH 223 - Introduction to Calculus
This is an introductory course in preparation for Differential Calculus (Math 224). This is a 2-credit course covering precalculus, limits, rates of change, definition of derivative, and Riemann sum. Prerequisites: Placement Exam. Offered each half semester. 2 credits. Levels: Undergraduate
MATH 224 - Differential Calculus
This is a 2-credit course in differential calculus covering limits, continuity, and differentiation. Prerequisites: MATH 223 with a grade of C- or better, or Placement Exam. Offered each half semester. 2 credits. Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
MATH 225 - Integral Calculus
This is a 2-credit course in integral calculus covering optimization and integration. Prerequisites: MATH 224 with a grade of C- or better. Offered 2nd half of the fall semester and both half semesters of the spring semester. 2 credits. Levels: Undergraduate
MATH 330 - Number Systems
Careful discussion of the real numbers, the rational numbers, and the integers, including a thorough study of induction and recursion. Countable and uncountable sets. The methodology of mathematics: basic logic, the use of quantifiers, equivalence relations, sets, and functions. Methods of proof in mathematics. Training in how to discover and write proofs. Prerequisites: C- or better in MATH 227 or MATH 230, or consent of instructor. Every semester. 4 credits. Levels: Undergraduate
After You Graduate
Students who major in mathematics gain mathematical reasoning and analytical skills that are beneficial in a broad range of careers. For example, in addition to educators (teachers and professors) at all levels, mathematics majors can pursue careers in data analysis, software development, national security, medicine, and scientific research.
Mathematics majors who specialize in actuarial science commonly find employment within insurance companies, consulting firms, federal and state insurance departments, universities, banks, investment firms, large corporations, and public accounting firms.