Mathematics Major

Mathematicians are creative, analytical, and thoughtful. They like to solve problems, to recognize patterns, and to develop models. They love the theory, the language, and the practice of mathematics. Mathematicians want to fully understand and work with the logical, theoretical, and structural foundation of all things scientific and technical.  Is this you? Then, mathematics is the right field for you.

The mathematics major at York College will give you the knowledge to pursue post-graduate studies or to seek a career in industry as a mathematical expert. As the field upon which the technical and scientific worlds are built, a major in mathematics will also provide you with the background to branch into related fields to become an actuary, programmer, technical adviser, government analyst, teacher or professor, or to work in any field where clear thinking and problem-solving agility is an asset. As a York College mathematics major, you will work closely with our dedicated faculty who will shepherd you through the major program, developing your strengths while preparing you for your post-graduate career. Some majors work with professors to pursue mathematical research as York College students.


Careers in Mathematics

Career opportunities lie in various fields including actuarial science, government work, software design or pure mathematics. 

Math career resources:

Professionalism is...


"Professionalism to me is being accountable, reliable, and hard working. With those three skills and a solid knowledge base, success will follow."

Chris Gause,

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Internships can be an invaluable part of your education. Mathematics students can gain work experience, as well as develop and refine future career goals. Learn more.


Mathematics faculty members like to engage in independent studies and research projects with students.  Learn more.

Faculty Spotlight

Fred Butler, Ph.D., math program coordinator, has research interest in mathematics education and combinatorics. 

Learn more about Fred.