Valedictorian Christine Muraco '17, Commencement Speaker Evelyn Wolfe, Interim President Timothy Houlihan and the Winter Commencement Class of 2017 made for an amazing day January 9, 2017 as they rang in the new year with almost 100 new graduates of St. Francis College.
The Numbers Add Up, Mathematics Provides a Strong Foundation
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.
- and research.
Other go on to graduate studies in mathematics and related sciences, or become:
- software engineers,
- financial engineers,
- financial planners,
- 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).
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.
It is with great sorrow that St. Francis College announces the passing of President Brendan J. Dugan, a graduate of the College class of 1968 on December 18, 2016. He was 69.
St. Francis College proudly launched a new honor society chapter on campus, Alpha Lambda Delta, on November 11, with the induction of more than 100 students who achieved academic excellence in their freshmen year at the College.
More academic accolades for St. Francis College, this time as Value Colleges ranked St. Francis 47 in the nation on the organization's Top 50 Best Value Colleges list.
In the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, St. Francis made the list in seven categories: Best Regional Colleges, best value, Least Debt, Campus Ethnic Diversity, Best Colleges for Veterans, Economic Diversity, and international diversity.
St. Francis College was ranked 13th Best Bang for the Buck in the Northeast by Washington Monthly magazine.
- 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.