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Mathematics, B.A./B.S.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cortland, NY, United States
 Mathematics is a natural human activity practiced by many cultures for thousands of years. Our primary aim  on this Mathematics program at Suny Cortland is to give you a solid foundation in mathematics that will help you appreciate its power, beauty and usefulness.
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Mathematicians think critically, reason logically and solve problems. These are skills that many employers find highly desirable, but it is not all about jobs and money.

Upon successful completion of this Mathematics program from Suny Cortland, students will be able to:

  • Identify the analytical tools of calculus and be able to use them to recast real-world problems in a mathematical setting and solve them.
  • Understand the concept of a set and be able to state and prove theorems concerning sets using formal definitions. This understanding should extend to knowledge of functions, mappings, relations and cardinality.
  • Recognize mathematical structures such as vector spaces and groups, and their properties, both as mathematical constructions and as abstractions of real-world objects.
  • Appreciate the language of mathematics and be able to use it to state hypotheses and prove mathematical statements with a variety of techniques.
  • Understand the richness and interconnectedness of all branches of mathematics by solving problems using a variety of mathematical approaches.

Career Potential

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis, so decisions may occur prior to the deadlines. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Algebraic Structures
  • Real Analysis
  • Mathematical Reasoning and Proof 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

All admissions applications are individually reviewed. Decisions are based on criteria such as academic performance in the classroom, class rank, extracurricular activities, personal statements and recommendations. Application materials include the following:

  • The Common Application or the SUNY Application
  • Official transcript or results from the General Equivalency Diploma (GED). If you have prior military service, Discharge papers.
  • SUNY Supplemental Form (if you submitted the SUNY Application)
  • Personal statement or essay (at least 250 words)
  • At lease one recommendation from a teacher or college counselor using the Teacher/Counselor Evaluation Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7070 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cortland

  • 874 - 1910 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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