At Clarkson, you develop critical thinking and analytical skills that are useful for a wide variety of careers in a program that emphasizes applied mathematics taught exclusively by faculty.

Mathematics is the study of numbers, functions, geometrical forms, abstract logical structures and their associated relationships. In addition to providing an essential foundation for scientific and technical fields, mathematics is studied for the intellectual appeal, challenge and application to real-life problems.

Our small class sizes deliver the individual attention that you deserve with an opportunity to participate in research as early as in your freshman year. You can even look to take graduate classes to be a well-prepared undergraduate in your later years.

Career Opportunities

Clarkson mathematics graduates work in industries, businesses or government agencies as mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries. You may also choose to continue your education in graduate programs in mathematics or related fields, and some become mathematics teachers or professors. The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics has extensive information on careers in mathematics on their careers page.

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The mathematics program consists of 44 credit hours in mathematics and statistics, 15 credit hours in science and 42 credit hours in free electives. The flexibility of this program allows you to complete a minor or second major if you so choose.

Mathematics Major Curriculum


Looking to take your education a step further? Check out our list of minors to complement your mathematics degree.

Clarkson Minors

Experiential Learning

Research Opportunities

Faculty are constantly doing research in various topics. As early as in your freshman year, you can ask to be part of that research. Also, undergraduate research projects may earn academic credit (either as Directed Study, Undergraduate Research or Honors Thesis) and may involve work during the semester or summer.

Internship and Co-op Opportunities

Mathematics students have broad access to internships and co-ops. Mathematics teaches valuable critical thinking skills that are needed in every domain. The ability to use and interpret data is also an essential skill. Our students have engaged in opportunities at many national research laboratories and research facilities around the world, as well as in a broad collection of businesses.

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