"Mathematics is the tool specially suited for dealing with abstract concepts of any kind and there is no limit to its power in this field."
—Paul Dirac (1902–1984)
The Mathematics major at Yeshiva College includes the options of specialized tracks in computer science and actuarial science, and a BA/MA program. Alumni have been accepted to graduate programs at Harvard University, Yale University, Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brown University, Columbia University, Hebrew University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, University of California at Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, Rutgers University, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the University of Pennsylvania. Industrial employers of alumni include Google, Citigroup, Travelers Insurance, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Northrup Grumman, Deloitte and Touche, Goldman Sachs, Ernst & Young Actuarial Group, and many others. In addition, graduates in the mathematical sciences have served in various advisory capacities, such as the President’s Council of Economic Advisors.
The faculty of the Department of Mathematical Sciences teach at both undergraduate campuses and in the department's graduate programs. Topics of faculty research include: partial differential equations, dynamical systems, functional analysis, operator theory, geometric analysis, nonlinear analysis, computational time series analysis, financial mathematics, data science, high-energy physics, plasma dynamics, space-mission design, computational astrophysics, theory of elasticity, mathematical biology, integral equations, and group theory. The research of department faculty has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Cancer Institute, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Institute of Health, and the Department of the Navy. Several of the department faculty have published textbooks in their field.
In addition to undergraduate programs at Yeshiva College and Stern College for Women, the department offers programs leading to a Master of Arts in Mathematics and a Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematical Sciences. These programs focus on a range of topics in pure and applied mathematics, including partial differential equations, models of shock waves, geometric analysis, mathematical physics, risk theory, time series analysis, algebra and logic. For more information, visit our graduate programs in mathematics siteMission Statement
The mission of the undergraduate mathematics program is to produce graduates who can reason creatively and constructively about abstractly defined quantities. This is done by developing students’ understanding of analytic, geometric, and algebraic structures, including the ability of students to perform useful calculations using these structures and the ability to write and evaluate rigorous proofs in which these structures appear.Program Learning Goals
- Mathematics majors will be able to solve quantitative problems using appropriate methods of infinitesimal analysis.
- Mathematics majors will be able to solve quantitative problems using the algebra and geometry of vectors.
- Mathematics majors will be able to solve quantitative problems in other fields.
- Mathematics majors will be able to write original proofs at an acceptable standard of rigor, and evaluate the correctness of elementary proofs.
- Mathematics majors will be able to analyze the geometry of curves and surfaces.