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Mathematics, Bachelor of Arts

BA Mathematics
120 Credits
St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Queens Campus, Staten Island Campus


Whether they work in business or private research, computers or government, mathematicians use their knowledge and skills to find practical solutions to real-world problems.

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

Mikhail Ostrovskii, Ph.D.
St. John Hall, Room 334R
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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

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Admission Office -  Staten Island campus
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Career Outcomes

Mathematicians find employment in almost every sector of today’s high-tech economy. They teach, assess financial risk, measure, and interpret data and find ways to transform natural resources. Their work also is vital to ensuring the safety of computer systems and even helping to sustain the environment. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that jobs for mathematicians will rise 16 percent over the next eight years.

Students in the mathematics degree program prepare for success by achieving the following objectives:

  • Examine the history, philosophy, and applications of Mathematics.
  • Sharpen critical thinking skills and preparing students for a variety of careers relating to Mathematics such as teaching, actuarial science, and financial analysis.
  • Provide students with the necessary foundation to move on to the graduate level.