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Competition Success
Five Colgate students participated in this year's Putnam competition, all scoring 10 points or higher, while the national median score was around three points.
Academic Program in Mathematics
Our academic offerings will challenge and engage you as you develop your understanding of mathematics.  READ MORE
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:
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.

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. READ MORE

Department Contacts

Chair: Aaron Robertson
Admin Assistant: Charlotte Jablonski
Office: 209 McGregory
Phone: 315-228-7719
Fax: 315-228-7831

Technical Support: Laura Rickard
Weekly Office Hours:
  • Wednesday (1:30–2:30 p.m.): 329 Ho Science Center
  • Thursday (1:30–2:30 p.m.): 225 McGregory