Math Department Orientation
Thursday, 9/2/2021, 3pm-4pm
Welcome from the chair
Hello world! The mathematics department offers a full range of courses, from non-credit ones for students who need to be caught up to speed to those designed for students in all degree programs at the college. The mathematics department also offers three degree programs, an associate degree program (AS) in Computer Science, a baccalaureate degree program (BS) in applied mathematics, and a baccalaureate degree program (BS) in mathematics education.
We welcome you to investigate some of these opportunities by further exploring our website. You are also encouraged to consult with the members of our friendly and knowledgeable faculty, who will be happy to advise you and answer your questions. You can find the math department’s website here.
Department mission statement
Mathematics is the language of science and technology. It is the language used to translate real world problems into a form in which a solution can be found. The goal of the department is to provide all students with the mathematical foundation they need for their careers and for lifelong learning.
Employers value computer science, applied mathematics, and mathematics education graduates, not just for their specific technical skills, but for the broad analytic and problem-solving abilities that are developed in the study of these subjects. Both computer science and applied mathematics programs feature internship opportunities, where students can earn credits while working for an actual real world employer. There are also opportunities to work with faculty on research projects, attend seminars, present at conferences, and engage in social activities with other students with similar interests through the student run math club.
1. Graduates of the Applied Mathematics program have gone on to do great things!
2. The graduates of the Mathematics Education Program not only earn a teaching certificate to teach mathematics in grades 7-12, they can now earn a computer science teaching certificate as well. With these two certificates, and the high demand for math and computer science teachers in New York State, math education graduates will never be without a job!
3. A NSF Noyce grant fund stipends up to $15,000 a year for math education students with high academic performance.
4. While you are a student at City Tech, there are several opportunities to earn money through the math department. This can be through tutoring, becoming a peer leader, and more!
5. With 44 full-time faculty members, plus adjunct lecturers, the math department is the largest department in City Tech. This means you can always find someone to help!