Mathematics

The Numbers Add Up, Mathematics Provides a Strong Foundation

Overview

Numerical calculations. Problem solving. Logic. Analysis. Synthesis. Mathematical reasoning. Quantitative patterns.

These skills are increasingly essential in the rapidly-growing fields of science and technology.

Our professors help students build a strong foundation of analytical thinking that can be transferred to any career.

The Mathematics major at St. Francis College work in:
  • business,
  • government,
  • industry,
  • teaching,
  • and research.
Other go on to graduate studies in mathematics and related sciences, or become:
  • teachers,
  • software engineers,
  • financial engineers,
  • financial planners,
  • appraisers,
  • technical writers,
  • systems engineers,
  • data analysts,
  • and much more.

Mathematics is also the perfect minor for management, information technology economics, and fields such as biology, physics, and chemistry. Courses are also available for prospective teachers majoring in Mathematics Education (both Adolescence and Childhood Education).

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Courses & Program Info

Mission

Mathematics belongs both to the sciences and to the liberal arts. Not only is it the language of science, but it is also studied for its own beauty. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality.

The department of Mathematics offers a wide spectrum of mathematics courses ranging from first-year courses to upper-level advanced courses that cover the full undergraduate curriculum in mathematics, leading to a B.S. in Mathematics. The challenging B.S. degree program is excellent preparation for graduate study at any university.

The Mathematics major and minor prepare students for careers in business, government, industry, teaching, and research. The rapid advances of science and technology have multiplied the domains in which mathematics is a prerequisite for a variety of applications in modern technologies. In today’s technology-oriented climate, the department’s graduates have new opportunities for employment and professional advancement.

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Faculty

Arthur DiClementi

Arthur DiClementi

Lecturer
Mathematics
Fotios Paliogiannis

Fotios Paliogiannis

Department Chairperson, Professor
Mathematics
Nigel Salts

Nigel Salts

Adjunct Professor
Mathematics
Robert Schaefer

Robert Schaefer

Adjunct Professor
Mathematics
Erez Shochat

Erez Shochat

Associate Professor
Mathematics

News & Events

News

U.S. News & World Report Names SFC to 5 'Best' Lists

While students are still getting used to their new schedule, they received some reaffirming news about the decision they made to attend St. Francis College, as U.S. News & World Report ranked St. Francis on 5 Best lists for the 2018 year including Best Regional Colleges in the North, Least Debt, and Best in Ethnic Diversity

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SFC Again Named Best Bang for the Buck

With a new president ready to begin the school year, St. Francis College heads into the Labor Day weekend with an honor from Washington Monthly magazine, named for a second year in a row as a Best Bang for the Buck among colleges in the northeast.

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10th Year Forbes Selects SFC for America's Top Colleges List

Every year Forbes offers prospective college students and their parents a way to find the best colleges for their money, and every year St. Francis College is offered as one of the choices. With the release of the 2017 rankings, St. Francis has now been ranked one of America's Top Colleges all 10 years that Forbes has published the list.

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St. Francis Celebrates Spring Graduates

It was the perfect day for an outdoor graduation at Brooklyn Bridge Park, as almost 400 St. Francis College students and thousands of friends and family celebrated the College's Spring 2017 Commencement, Wednesday, May 24.

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Upcoming Events

Goals & Objections

  • Introduce students to the fundamental areas of mathematics and train students in the analytical thinking characteristics of pure and applied mathematics.
  • Teach students abstract mathematical reasoning and provide familiarity with rigorous methods of mathematical proof.
  • Prepare mathematics majors for the competitive world of graduate studies in mathematics and related sciences.

Learn about Courses and Program Requirements in the Course Catalogue