Hofstra's Department of Mathematics offers a comprehensive program in undergraduate mathematics, with options for emphasis on areas such as applied mathematics, elementary or secondary education, computer science, actuarial science, engineering, physics or chemistry. Math majors have gone on to successful careers in teaching, finance, industry, law, medicine and actuarial science, or graduate work in business and statistics.
Highlights of Hofstra's Mathematics Department include:
- Degree options of either a B.A. in Mathematics or Math Education, or a B.S. in Mathematics or Mathematics & Computer Science.
- A distinguished faculty, all of whom hold doctoral degrees, are actively engaged in scholarly research, and mentor students on senior honors theses.
- An active seminar with talks by visiting researchers.
- Opportunities to participate in the annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, one of the most prestigious math contests for undergraduate students in the United States and Canada, as well as to work as peer tutors in Hofstra's Mathematics Tutoring Center.
- Co-curricular activities include a campus chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honor society, the Actuarial Science Club, and the Mathematics Club; the department also hosts the Al Kalfus Long Island Math Fair, mentoring high school students on research projects.