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"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 Katz School of Science and Health 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.

Graduate Programs

In addition to undergraduate programs at Yeshiva College and Stern College for Women, The Katz School of Science and Health offers a Master of Arts in Mathematics for students interested in going on to pursue a graduate degree. Students develop advanced mathematical skills through courses on real and complex analysis, ordinary and partial differential equations, functional analysis, probability and statistics, and abstract algebra. Katz also offers a Master's in Quantitative Economics which provides provides rigorous training in micro and macroeconomics, statistics, and econometrics. An optional Quantitative Finance track is available to students interested in becoming a financial analyst, quantitative modeler, or econometrician, among others. For more information, click here.

Mission 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.

Student Learning Goals:

  • Solve quantitative problems using appropriate methods of infinitesimal analysis and the algebra and geometry of vectors in their fields and other fields
  • Write original proofs at an acceptable standard of rigor, and evaluate the correctness of elementary proofs.
  • Analyze the geometry of curves and surfaces.

For more information about the Mathematics Department at Yeshiva College, please contact Professor Wenxiong Chen at or 212-960-5400 ext. 6883.