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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]


Christopher Baltus, Chair
217 Snygg Hall

Distinguished Teaching Professor: Jack Narayan

Professors: Christopher Baltus, Patrick Halpin, Ampalavanar Nanthakumar, Steven Reyner

Associate Professors: Susan Fettes, Scott Preston, Terry Tiballi

Assistant Professors: Lynn F. Carlson, Mark Elmer, Magdalena Mosbo, Victor Protsak, Preety Tripathi

Our mission is to promote appreciation of the beauty and utility of mathematics, so the mathematics programs at Oswego introduce both mathematical theory and practical applications. The department offers the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and the Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics, as well as the Mathematics Minor and the Applied Statistics Minor. We work closely with the School of Education: Adolescence Education majors who concentrate in mathematics are strongly encouraged to also complete the BA in Mathematics, and Childhood Education majors may also choose our strong mathematics concentration program. In addition, we cooperate with the Economics Department and with the School of Business to offer interdisciplinary majors in Applied Mathematical Economics, and in Management Science. (These majors are described elsewhere in this Catalog.)

For purposes of placement and advisement, we offer proficiency and placement exams. We want all of our students to enroll in courses that they are prepared to succeed in, and from which they will benefit.

Career opportunities in mathematics are numerous and varied. Recent graduates have been employed as research analysts, information system designers, systems analysts, computer programmers, underwriters, actuarial trainees, pension analysts, and insurance analyst trainees. Other graduates have gone on to graduate work in mathematics, statistics, education, physics, economics, and engineering.

Mathematics Proficiency Tests

A proficiency test which measures basic algebraic and trigonometric skills is available. Students desiring an indicator of probable success in calculus should take this test. Inquiries for more information should be directed to the Chair of the Department of Mathematics.

The Department of Mathematics cosponors this program.