Mathematics

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Overview

A talent with numbers can lead to a diverse career. A mathematics degree opens the door to a broad range of careers in education, finance, economics or strategic planning.

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What you’ll study:


Theory and applications in algebra, geometry, calculus and statistics.

What you can do:


Become an actuary, statistician, banking professional, economist or math teacher.



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Fast Facts

  • Actuaries are critical to the insurance industry. By using mathematics, statistics and financial theory to assess the risk of an event, they help insurance agencies develop policies that serve those in the path of disaster.
  • In the mathematics program, you could study cryptography, which is the use or deciphering of code and a critical function in computer network security and international intelligence.
  • Expected job growth: of mathematicians is projected to grow 21 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. (source: bls.gov)
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A statistician: Median pay $80,500 per year. Statisticians use statistical methods to collect and analyze data and to help solve real-world problems in business, engineering, health care or other fields.

A high school math teacher: Median pay $58,030 per year. High school math teachers help prepare students for life after graduation. They teach and apply basic math skills that students will need to attend college or enter the job market.

An actuary:Median pay $100,610 per year. Actuaries analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty. They use mathematics, statistics and financial theory to assess the risk that an event will occur, and they help businesses and clients develop policies that minimize the cost of that risk.

A financial analyst:Median pay $81,760 per year. Financial analysts provide guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions. They assess the performance of stocks, bonds and other types of investments.

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Contact Information

Grace Cook

Grace Cook

Assistant Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1273
Office: College Hall, Room 116
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Debra Curtis

Debra Curtis

Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1316
Office: College Hall, Room 208
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Kenneth Myers

Associate Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1456
Office: College Hall, Room 012
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Michael Schiro

Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1511
Office: College Hall, Room 109
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“Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms. It is about understanding.”

– William Paul Thurston, theoretical mathematician
“Mathematics is a more powerful instrument of knowledge than any other that has been bequeathed to us by human agency.”

–Rene Descartes, French philosopher, mathematician and scientist

Mathematics