As part of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences prepares students for careers as engineers, actuaries, scientists, educators, and technicians, while concurrently striving to inspire our students to love the subject itself.
The study of Mathematics is a balancing act between application and theory. Mathematicians enjoy pattern seeking, conjecture making, and articulate arguments, and we want our graduates to go into the world motivated by curiosity and armed with the skills that are hallmarks of mathematicians.
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Mathematics Department News
Dr. Steven Tedford, Professor of Mathematics and Department Chair, wins the Bruckman Prize
The Bruckman Prize is named in honor of Paul Bruckman who had a long and distinguished association with Fibonacci numbers. Two prizes are awarded each even-numbered year commencing with 2016 for papers which develop a new approach or expand results in the area of generalized Fibonacci numbers and related areas of mathematics. The program is funded by a grant from George A. Hisert of Berkeley, California.
Dr. Tania Hazra, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, has been named a Project NExT Fellow through the MAA (Mathematical Association of America)
Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) is a professional development program for new or recent Ph.D.s in the mathematical sciences. It addresses all aspects of an academic career: improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, engaging in research and scholarship, finding exciting and interesting service opportunities, and participating in professional activities. It also provides the participants with a network of peers and mentors as they assume these responsibilities. Since 1994 there have been over 1700 Fellows, who have appeared in all capacities in the academic mathematical profession.
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- B.A. in Mathematics
- B.S. in Mathematics
- B.A. in Mathematics (Pre-DPT Specialization)
- B.A. in Mathematics (Secondary Education Certification)
- Mathematics Minor
Thanks to the high number of electives within the mathematics major, many students double major in another field, most commonly a science, but also disciplines within the humanities.
The Mathematics major combines well with others majors like Statistics or Computer Science.
We are glad that so many students opt to double major, as we believe that this contributes to a well-rounded education that not only prepares students for a variety of careers, but also shapes students into articulate and hospitable citizens.
I would not be where I am today without Misericordia and our wonderful math department. Our professors gave me the confidence I needed as an incoming freshman that has strengthened my performance in the classroom and overall experience.
Cassie Silveri '19
The faculty here really care about your well being, the club is very involved on campus, and my fellow students are like family. The math department has given me wonderful opportunities from hands-on to personal experiences that will further advance me in my math career.
Tara Koskulitz '18
I will be starting a doctorate program in mathematics at Binghamton University this fall, and I attribute a significant portion of my preparedness to my hard-working, caring professors at Misericordia University