Many people are surprised to learn that many new jobs are created each year for people with a math degree. But it makes sense when you realize the demand for math majors has grown because of the increasing importance  ofdata. So, if you love numbers, there’s never been a better time to get a mathematics degree.

At Dominican College, we understand that employers don’t just want math skills, though. They want well-rounded graduates with great soft skills and a good grounding in their industry. So, whether you choose to do a math minor or major in mathematics, we’ll make sure you get a highly marketable liberal arts training and build those in-demand soft skills too.

We offer several specializations to suit your career goals. For instance, you can concentrate on subjects that will prepare you for working with businesses or to teach primary or secondary school math. And we’ll give you lots of opportunities to put your studies into practice in areas that you’re interested in. For example, are you interested in forensics? You can study the mathematics of blood splatter analysis. A budding baseball pitcher? You can do a project investigating the mathematics of your pitch. Love biology? Why not study the connection between Knot Theory and biology?

The possibilities are endless.

We’ve built a really enjoyable and engaging math degree, but of course, going to college isn’t just about academics, so we’ve made sure you’ll get the support you need to succeed with your studies while also having heaps of fun along the way. If you choose Dominican College, you’ll have the opportunity to join any of a wide range of clubs, really flex your athletic muscles, and take advantage of everything the nearby New York has to offer.

With a math degree, you could become anything from a primary school teacher to an actuary. And at Dominican College, you’ll have a great college experience while you earn your math degree.

A robust, job-ready math degree to prepare you for a diverse range of careers

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A robust, job-ready math degree to prepare you for a diverse range of careers

The highest levels of personal support

Staff who are committed to your success

The finest small-college athletic program in the region

A spirited campus environment

Close proximity to New York City and three major airports

The Dominican Difference

My time in the program has been both rewarding and gratifying. The program, which is favorable for nurses who are balancing both professional and personal commitments, allows students to plan their schedule easily. The professors are all practicing NPs who bring both their expertise and wisdom to the classroom every day and challenge students in a supportive and enriching environment.

Marlene Veselsky, RN, BSN FNP Graduate ’14

15,000
Alumni

76
Full-time Faculty

17
Miles from NYC

100% of First-Time,
Full-Time Freshman Receive Financial Aid

Job Opportunities

So many people think of a math degree as being purely academic. But you don’t have to aspire to be a math professor to benefit from a math degree. Some of the most popular career choices of math graduates include primary and secondary education, banking, construction management, insurance, business management, pension analysis, research management, engineering, and computer.

What You’ll Learn

No matter which of the math programs you choose, or whether you pursue a math major or a minor in mathematics, you’ll get a broad-based liberal arts education and expand your understanding of core mathematics concepts like calculus, algebra, and statistics. You’ll also dive deeper into the kinds of math that most interest you. For instance, you might study economics, computer science, or how to teach math.

Degree Details


Tuition

The cost of attendance is an estimate of what it will cost to attend Dominican College for an academic year.

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Curriculum

Course structure

Your program structure will vary depending on exactly which degree you choose to pursue, however, there are several requirements for all mathematics majors.

You will complete 120 credits, 31-40 of which will be maths credits including:

  • MA 221 Calculus I
  • MA 222 Calculus II
  • MA 225 Introduction to Statistics (with permission, you may substitute this for an elective)
  • MA 227C Vision of Geometry

If you choose to undertake a mathematics minor, you will complete 18 mathematics credits distributed as follows:

  • MA 221 Calculus I
  • MA 222 Calculus II
  • MA 225 Introduction to Statistics or MA 226 Inferential Statistics
  • MA 331 Abstract Algebra or MA 335 Differential Equations
  • 6 credits from MA 224 Probability, MA 332 Linear Algebra, MA 333 Calculus III, MA 334 Advanced Calculus, MA 336 Numerical Analysis, any of the alternatives above (e.g. you may choose to take MA 225 and MA 226)


Concentrations

In addition to the core mathematics units, you will also complete the following credits based on your interests:

BA in Mathematics with Natural Sciences or Computer sciences (36 mathematics credits)

  • MA 224 Probability
  • MA 226 Inferential Statistics
  • MA 331 Abstract Algebra
  • MA 332 Linda Algebra
  • MA 333 Calculus III
  • MA 334 Advanced Calculus
  • MA 335 Differential Equations
  • MA 465 Topics in Mathematics
  • 12 credits of natural or computer sciences units

BA in Mathematics with Business or Pre-actuarial Specialization (36 mathematics credits)

  • MA 224 Probability
  • MA 226 Inferential Statistics
  • MA 331 Abstract Algebra
  • MA 332 Linda Algebra
  • MA 333 Calculus III
  • MA 334 Advanced Calculus
  • MA 335 Differential Equations
  • MA 465 Topics in Mathematics
  • AC 111 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • AC 112 Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • EC 211 Macroeconomics
  • EC 212 Microeconomics
  • 6 credits from FN 118 Personal Finance, FN 226 Principles of Finance, BU 213 Business Law 1, BU 323 Business Law 2, or any other course with an EC (Economics) prefix

BA in Mathematics with Preparation for Adolescence Education (40 mathematics credits)

  • MA 224 Probability
  • MA 228C Dawn of Mathematics or MA 229P Mathematical Universe
  • MA 331 Abstract Algebra
  • MA 332 Linda Algebra
  • MA 333 Calculus III
  • MA 334 Advanced Calculus
  • MA 455 Mathematics Practicum
  • MA 466 Teaching Mathematics (Adolescence Education)
  • 6 Elective mathematics credits

BS in Education with Childhood Education Mathematics (31 mathematics credits)

  • MA 113 College Algebra
  • MA 114 Precalculus
  • MA 228C Dawn of Mathematics
  • MA 331 Abstract Algebra or MA 332 Linear Algebra
  • MA 455 Mathematics Practicum
  • 6-12 Elective mathematics credits (depending on your placement level as determined by your Math Placement Exam results)


Department Staff

Jennifer Sassano, Ed.D

Jennifer Sassano, Ed.D

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Coordinator Mathematics Program

Jovan Žigić

Jovan Žigić

Adjunct Professor

Kathleen Conlon Hinge

Kathleen Conlon Hinge

Assistant Professor of Physics and Mathematics

Veronica Glynn

Administrative Assistant

Lydia Maynard

Lydia Maynard

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Margaret E. Mulligan

Margaret E. Mulligan

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

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