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Mathematics and computer science in the classroom.

Mathematics Overview

We live in an information age. Why not be at the center of it?

In a technologically-driven world, a career in math and computer information science cannot be overstated. The field is growing and Mercy College can set you in the right direction. 

By emphasizing applied math and computer language (JAVA), the Division of Mathematics and Computer Information Science gets you prepared for a Bachelor of Science degree - and the real world.

With technology well integrated into the curriculum, you'll develop the necessary skills and knowledge, graduate school and further education, and lifelong learning. You'll also become a better communicator, making this degree perfect if you want to become a teacher.

All these skills will make you more attractive in the competitive workplace and graduate schools of today.

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Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for the Mathematics major include:

  • applied mathematics
  • accounting
  • operations research
  • actuarial science
  • game programming
  • teaching mathematics
  • statistics
  • engineering

What You'll Get

  • Critical and analytic skills to apply problem-solving strategy to real world situations

  • Technical experience in our state-of-the-art computer labs use Maple and Derive for upper-level mathematics and programming courses.

  • Access to our Math/CIS lounge equipped with PCs, Sun systems and reference books are also available for majors.

Full-Time Faculty

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Cheng (Jeff) Chang Assistant Professor
Mathematics
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Charles Li Associate Professor
Mathematics

Program Director, Mathematics
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Jon-Paul Paolino Associate Professor
Mathematics
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Nagaraj Rao Professor
Mathematics
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Lauren C. Ruth
Lauren Ruth Assistant Professor
Mathematics
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Sanju Vaidya Associate Professor
Mathematics
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Part-Time Faculty

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Alexander Adesman Adjunct Assistant Professor
Mathematics
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Rose Apollon Adjunct Instructor
Mathematics
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Alan Aronoff Adjunct Instructor
Mathematics
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Michael Beck Adjunct Instructor
Mathematics
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Faculty Emeritae/i

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Alexander Adesman Adjunct Assistant Professor
Mathematics
aadesman@mercy.edu
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Rose Apollon Adjunct Instructor
Mathematics
rapollon1@mercy.edu
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Alan Aronoff Adjunct Instructor
Mathematics
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Michael Beck Adjunct Instructor
Mathematics
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Five year B.S./M.S. Teacher Education Program

Interested in becoming a teacher? Take a look at our B.S./M.S. Dual Degree Program which allows students interested in the teaching profession to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree at an accelerated pace.

If you are interested in becoming an English teacher, you are already part way there, students who major as undergraduates in English may receive certification in Secondary Education, Childhood Education or Early Childhood Education.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are department faculty available for academic advising?

Yes, faculty are always ready to help students with questions about what courses to take, the sequencing of courses, and career opportunities, including internships and cooperative education.

Is this program offered online?

While many courses in the Mathematics major are offered online, the full program is not available online.

Do you offer night and weekend classes?

Yes, many of the Mathematics major courses are offered in the evenings and weekends at the Dobbs Ferry Campus and online.

Program Details & Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

General Liberal Arts and Sciences

General Education Requirements: 60 Credits

Major Concentration
History: 45 Credits
Open Electives: 15 Credits

Total: 120 Credits

For a full curriculum listing visit our catalog. 

 

Program Outcomes

By the end of this program, students should be able to: 

  • Apply quantification as a problem-solving strategy to real world situations
  • Write a step-by-step deductive proof
  • Analyze data to determine what position or positions the data supports
  • Analyze and solve complex problems
  • Demonstrate technological skill and knowledge by completing a particular research project
  • Prepare and present a cohesive oral and written presentation on a specific mathematical topic

Academic Program Sequence Map

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