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Competition Success
Competition Success
Five Colgate students took part in the 2015 Putnam competition. They placed 54th out of 447 teams, up five spots from last year. Haochuan Wei '16 also won first prize in RIT's 2016 Probability/Statistics competition.
Academic Program in Mathematics
Academic Program in Mathematics
Our academic offerings will challenge and engage you as you develop your understanding of mathematics. READ MOREon academic program in mathematics
Mathematics Faculty
Mathematics Faculty
Compelling instruction and field-leading research. Meet our mathematics faculty.
You have many compelling reasons to pursue the study of mathematics: preparation for your career, the incorporation and use in almost any other discipline, and the beauty of the subject itself. 

About Mathematics

We offer you the opportunity to pursue a major or minor in the following programs:
As a department, we meet the needs of students like you in a number of ways. Each year, we prepare students to go on to graduate school in mathematics, applied mathematics, operations research, or other related fields.  We also prepare students for careers in finance, business administration, law, medicine, education and scientifically-oriented industries.

We also have plenty to offer, even if you major in a different area. Non-majors often require mathematical skills to carry on work in other disciplines. Regardless of your interests, you can also use the study of mathematics to assist you in forming habits of precise expression, in developing your ability to reason logically, and to learn how to deal with abstract concepts.

Not to mention that mathematics is an art form in its own right -- to be studied for its own intrinsic beauty!  After all, three of the original seven liberal arts are logic, arithmetic and geometry.

Recently Published Research

Our departmental faculty are not only excellent teachers, but are productive researchers as well.  Check out a list of our recent publications.

Success after Colgate

Alumni who majored in the mathematics are pursuing careers in a variety of fields. Check out just a few of the possibilities out there for our majors.

Department Contacts

Chair: Kenneth Valente
Admin Assistant: Charlotte Jablonski (
Office: 209 McGregory
Phone: 315-228-7719
Fax: 315-228-7831