Mathematics, Bachelor of Science

126 Credits
St. John's College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Queens Campus, Staten Island Campus

Overview

Mathematics is the universal language of business, government planning, engineering and the applied sciences.

In today's high-tech workplace, people with strong math skills are more in demand than ever — and there are excellent opportunities for graduates with a degree in mathematics. Their knowledge and skills are vital in fields such as cryptography, computer security, computer modeling, statistical modeling and biotechnology. Mathematical skills also are valued in finance and other business-related fields, astronomy and space exploration, medicine, robotics and film animation.

You can prepare for these opportunities by earning your bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at St. John's University. Offered by St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the University’s oldest division, the program comprises two 126-credit courses of study: the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. The B.A. and B.S. degree programs are available at the Queens and Staten Island campuses.

Students gain a solid foundation in the knowledge and skills that underlie mathematics. Courses cover topics such as the mathematical basis for computers, computer languages and advanced concepts in mathematics. Developing expertise in these and other related areas, students build the habits of thought needed for mastering concepts in mathematics — concepts applicable to many fields as well as advanced academic study.

Contact Information

Charles Traina, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
718-990-6285
trainac@stjohns.edu

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Courses

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Admission

Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics are identical to those currently outlined for admission to a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree in St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission online. Or contact us directly at the campus of your choice:

Admission Office - Queens Campus

718-990-2000
admissions@stjohns.edu

Admission Office -  Staten Island campus
718-390-4500
siadmissions@stjohns.edu

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Career Outcomes

Mathematics graduates work in diverse fields. The American Mathematical Society's Early Careers page profiles a number of recent graduates and their jobs. See what you can do with a Math degree!

“Mathematicians are people of all ages and from all over the world who enjoy the challenge of a problem, who see the beauty in a pattern, a shape, a proof, a concept.” This is a quote from another AMS page. There are several important links on this page.

From mathematician in industry Daniel Krasner: “More and more companies, in hopes of keeping their market edge, are actively seeking mathematically minded individuals who have problem solving skills and can quickly assimilate new information and knowledge.” Read the complete article.

See more on math careers from the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

Want more? Check out the neat video, and more, at the We Use Math site.

St. John’s University is widely known for the success of its alumni. Forbes.com lists the University among its top 15 institutions in terms of graduates’ earning power. And a recent survey by The Wall Street Journal ranks St. John’s among 100 Top colleges and universities that are “most likely to help students land a job in key careers . . . that are growing, pay well and offer high levels of job satisfaction.”

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