Mathematics Program at SUNY Plattsburgh

A fractal image shows patterns similar to those in natureSUNY Plattsburgh Degree In Math Offers Challenges and Opens Doors

A major in mathematics is a valuable achievement that opens many doors.

For some, that means teaching. For others, a surprisingly broad range of math-related careers. Either way, our program prepares you to compete at the highest levels.

Some of our students go on to graduate school in mathematics, while others do graduate work in related fields. Others find employment right after completing their bachelor's degree.

Mathematics majors are valued in the workplace for their skills in analytic thinking. You might also consider combining the mathematics major or minor with a major or minor in another discipline, such as computer science, economics, or chemistry, to name just a few possibilities.

Such combinations put you in a particularly strong position for career options when you graduate.

Emphasis On Academic Excellence and Teaching

All of our math courses are taught by our faculty - not by graduate assistants.

These courses include advanced seminars and independent studies for students in the mathematics major programs, as well as the fundamentals.

For students that find they benefit from additional help, the Claude J. Clarke Learning Center provides free tutoring for lower level mathematics courses. Students looking to challenge themselves sometimes volunteer as tutors, while others explore our Honors Program.

Before you can take any mathematics course higher than MAT101, you must satisfy the competency requirements.

Our Students Work Closely With Each Other and With Faculty

Students working together on a math problem in the Math Commons SUNY Plattsburgh is a place where our faculty get to know our students.

Our students also enjoy working together in the math commons - a place to gather and discuss assignments or just hang out.

The Math Club organizes interesting speakers, and each year a group of students travels to the Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference.

Check out our department newsletter for more about student activities, and for news from our alumni.

 

News

Mathematics Alumna Receives National Teaching Recognition

Photo of Kathleen FowlerThey were two simple words, but for Dr. Kathleen Fowler ’96 those words – “don’t quit” – are still making a difference. Written by her undergraduate adviser at SUNY Plattsburgh, the index card seemed silly at the time, but it is still with her, serving as a reminder not to give up, even when things became difficult. Read more.

 

Math Graduate Named Presidential Award-Winner

Photo of Jim BrownJim Brown, class of '92, was one of fewer than a 100 kindergarten- through sixth-grade teachers nationwide to receive the Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching this year. Brown will receive his award in a White House ceremony this fall. According to Brown, his experience with math education at SUNY Plattsburgh changed the way he understood and now teaches the subject. Read more.

 

Contact Information:

If you would like more information about mathematics at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

David Kenoyer, Chairperson
Phone: (518) 564-4137
Fax: (518) 564-4124
E-mail: kenoyedb@plattsburgh.edu

SUNY Plattsburgh
Mathematics Department
Hawkins 244
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

The Mathematics Department offices are located in Hawkins Hall on the west side of the second floor.

The Department Chairman and the Secretary may be found in suite 244. Faculty offices are in suites 239 and 245, and room 234.