Information skills become increasingly vital in a world reliant on technology. The ability to collect relevant data, process it, and make decisions based upon the results is a common theme in industrialized society.

The Mathematics program provides an opportunity to enhance these information skills by covering the core areas of mathematics.

Not only are these skills invaluable for graduate school and postdoctoral research in mathematics, but they also facilitate the study of physics, chemistry, biology, and computer science as well as areas of economics, finance, and psychology. The logical, statistical, and communication expertise developed in the program are valuable skills for most careers.

The Mathematics major at Medaille is designed to introduce the core areas of mathematics and their roles in more specialized fields. Students will complete a course of study anchored in analysis, algebra, and topology, which can be used to study other areas including dynamical systems and functional analysis.

Students can tailor this program to areas of science or business via free electives. Special areas in mathematics can be explored through a variety of independent study topics that are close to student and faculty interests.

There is a 36-credit core of courses that will expose students to a three part Calculus sequence along with Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, and a two part Statistics and Probability sequence. The core courses also include the more theoretical areas of Number Theory, Abstract Algebra, Real and Complex Analysis, and Topology. The student can choose between a two semester sequence in either Chemistry or Physics to complete the science requirement.


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I'm grateful for the education I've received.

The instructors were knowledgeable and welcomed class discussions, with
respect for each student's contribution. I've learned how to be a more
effective leader. My capstone class gave insight on how to combine all
the education learned to operate a business. That's when I realized how
much I had sharpened my knowledge.

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