Mathematics (BA, BS)

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Why Mathematics?

Do you love problem-solving? Are you good with numbers? If the answer is yes, then Mathematics may be the right major (and career) for you.

Why Study Mathematics at Iona?

Our programs will prepare you to make an impact in some of today’s most challenging fields. You will graduate with the critical-thinking skills and scientific background to excel in any analytic-based career path – business, science, information technology and more.

You will learn from faculty who share their knowledge and experience, and bring innovative approaches to math using modern technology.

You may choose to earn either a BA or a BS in Mathematics. The BS degree curriculum provides an additional 9-credit STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) component, which will allow you to take classes in another area of interest. Whether you take classes in Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Ecology, the BS will allow you to explore a broader area of study. The BA degree does not include a STEM focus.

What You'll Learn

You will gain a solid foundation in mathematical methods and techniques in a curriculum that emphasizes three major areas: algebra, analysis and applied mathematics.

You will become skilled at expressing ideas using mathematical language, algorithms, and technological tools, and at understanding and writing proofs.

You will develop the logical and analytical thinking skills that will enable you to become a valued problem-solver within a broad range of industries.

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Unique Elements of Program


Math Educators Meet at Iona University, Share Best Practices to Advance Higher Education

Ben Gaines, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of Iona’s Mathematics & Physics Department, helped organize the event.

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Tamantha Pizarro

During my time at Iona, I participated in Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) during the summers. This further pushed me to attend graduate school. Iona played a huge part in helping me obtain these REUs.

-Tamantha Pizarro ’20, Mathematics Major
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Careers & Outcomes

Apply your analytical and problem-solving skills to a wide range of jobs and fields, from helping a business with their finances to teaching students, the possibilities are endless.

Job Titles

  • Actuary
  • Financial Analyst
  • Operations Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Teacher

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Program Highlights

Educate the Next Generation

Share your love of mathematics with the next generation. With a strong interest in growing STEM programs, mathematics teachers are in very high demand. You have the option to become certified teachers through our five year dual degree program, and you will graduate ready to excel in the classroom!

Collaborative Curriculum

In a world where numbers and data offer solutions and support decisions, the study of mathematics has applications in a number of career paths. You will have opportunities to apply your love of numbers to research projects with our computer science, physics, and even finance and accounting programs!

Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars

Through a grant awarded by the Henry Luce Foundation, Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Undergraduate Research Awards support women who are majoring in the physical sciences, mathematics, and computer science – fields where women have been historically underrepresented nationally. Scholars immerse in summer research projects for a 10-week period with meaningful research opportunities.

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