The mathematics curriculum at Manhattan College prepares students for success in careers requiring strong analytic skills. The calculus sequence is enriched by the use of the computer algebra system MAPLE, and sequences in algebra and analysis build depth. Small classes build strong relationships between students and faculty, and undergraduates enjoy working collaboratively on problem sets and projects.
Students interested in applications may choose from electives in probability and statistical inference, data-mining, operations research, scientific computing, and partial differential equations. Undergraduate research is encouraged, either through projects conducted during the summer or through tutorials. The Spuyten Duyvil Undergraduate Mathematics Conference enables students to present results of their own independent work, and provides a venue for them to hear to both expository and research talks by their peers.
Manhattan College students are invited to participate in national competitions such as the Putnam Exam and the Mathematical Modeling Contest. Funding is available to support undergraduate research projects during the summer, and students frequently attend national summer undergraduate research programs or participate in internships.
Graduates have received fellowships to pursue advanced degrees in mathematics, statistics and biostatistics, operations research and epidemiology. Others have been recruited for jobs in the business world, in actuarial work, or have joined the NYC teaching fellows or Math for America.