2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 16, 2019  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics Department

David Dickerson, chair
Mary Gfeller, coordinator, adolescence education: mathematics (7-12)
Moffett Center, Room 129
Fax: 607-753-2971
Email: math@cortland.edu

School of Arts and Sciences

Students solving a math equation


Abolghassem Alemzadeh, Christa Carsten, David Dickerson, Mary Gfeller, Philip Gipson, Ter-Jenq Huang, Isa S. Jubran, Garrett Otto, Yassir Rabhi, Jolie Roat, Myung Soon Song

Adjunct Faculty

For a listing of adjunct faculty see the Faculty and Administration  section.

Degrees and Minor

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Bachelor of Arts in Adolescence Education: Mathematics (7-12)
Bachelor of Science in Adolescence Education: Mathematics (7-12)
Bachelor of Science in Adolescence Education: Physics and Mathematics (7-12)
Minor in Mathematics


The Mathematics Department offers programs for students interested in developing quantitative, logical reasoning and problem solving skills in preparation for careers in business, government or industry, or for graduate study in mathematics. Students interested in teaching may choose a concentration leading to initial certification in mathematics or joint certification in physics and mathematics for grades 7-12.

Special Features

  • Mathematics Club
  • Mathematics Computer Classroom
  • Dedicated smartboard-equipped mathematics classroom
  • Institutional Memberships in the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
  • Participation in regional undergraduate mathematics conferences and contests
  • Opportunities for Student Teaching in Australia


  1. Degree requirements  listed in this catalog apply to the majors offered by this department.
  2. Liberal Arts Requirements: B.A. – 90 credit hours; B.S. – 60 credit hours
  3. Students transferring to SUNY Cortland from other colleges intending to major in mathematics should have completed at least 12 credit hours of calculus and six credit hours of additional mathematics at the calculus level or above by the beginning of their junior year.