Department of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics

A mathematics degree from New Paltz accommodates both applied and theoretical interests, and provides exceptional preparation for future careers in law, medicine, education, insurance, and business.

Our small class sizes enable students to work closely with faculty and receive the personal attention that only a liberal arts education can offer. Recent research projects have included angular determinations in pentagons; software development for algebraic evolution; and modeling the success of protest groups, to name a few.

With major tracks in mathematics, adolescence education in mathematics, and elementary education in mathematics, our graduates go on to attend Ph.D. programs, work as financial analysts on Wall Street, secure positions at high-level companies like Microsoft, and teach mathematics in both public schools and the country's most prestigious universities.

Recent Math News

The Mathematical Association of America hosted its annual national meeting "MathFest" in Tampa, Florida, August 2-5, 2023 where three of our students presented posters from their summer research and our own emeritus professor, David Clark, spoke about his textbooks.

Associate Professor Anca Radulescu and Assistant Professor Moshe Cohen of the Mathematics Department were awarded a grant through the Mathematical Association of America's National Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, funding four students for summer research and also for travel to present posters at the conference.  Students also received funding from the Kyncl Experiential Learning Fund and were also supported through the AC2 (AMP & CSTEP Community) Summer Research Program.  SUNY New Paltz students who presented were: Sofia Iturbides, Angelique Santiago and Jasmin Nunuvero.