The Department of Mathematics is proud of its excellent teaching and active research programs. Several of our faculty members have received awards for excellence in teaching. Faculty members are currently involved in research in areas such as mathematical
analysis, abstract algebra, number theory, geometry, topology, and applied mathematics. Each year approximately one third of the faculty hold external research grants, from agencies such as the National Science Foundation,
National Security Agency and the Department of Defense. The Department offers research opportunities for undergraduates including writing honors theses. The undergraduate Teaching Assistants program allows undergraduate
students to gain college level teaching experience.
The Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Bernard Badzioch, is available to talk one-on-one with any student interested in finding out about our mathematics program. For appointments call 716-645-8785.
Practical Experience and Special Academic Opportunities
Honors, Awards, and Scholarships
Honors Program The honors program in mathematics requires completion of all requirements for a BA or BS degree in Mathematics. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 in mathematics courses, and write
an honors thesis under the direction of a faculty member.
Math Tutoring Math majors in good academic standing are encouraged to tutor freshmen/sophomore level math in the Math Place Tutoring Lab run by the Learning Center. This is particularly attractive to students
preparing for careers in teaching.
Harriet F. Montague Award This award is presented to an undergraduate math major after the completion of his or her junior year, and is awarded on the basis of intellectual and creative promise in mathematics.
Harry Merrill Gehman Endowment Award This award is presented to an undergraduate math major whose goal is to teach mathematics, and is awarded after the completion of the junior year for outstanding achievement.
Hazel and John Wilson Undergraduate Mathematics Scholarship This award is presented to one or more outstanding mathematics majors annually, and is awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement
and demonstrated financial need.
Undergraduate Mathematics Club
This is an entirely student-run club that plans a variety of academic and community involvement activities. For more information, call 716-645-8785.