Mathematics Department

An academic foundation in mathematics will give you the analytical and critical thinking skills needed to succeed in any technical career, including those in the physical and social sciences, education, law, banking, finance, medicine and government.

At Siena, mathematics majors have learning experiences that extend far beyond the classroom. Our students attend and present at national math conferences. They get accepted to programs and internships sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the American Mathematical Association, and The George Washington University. They conduct research with professors. And they enroll in semester-long math programs at Penn State and Smith College, and in Moscow and Budapest.

​Math Education at Siena

Siena’s math education program is a regional leader in mathematics education. Nearly 100 percent of our math alumni are employed as math teachers. In our math education program, you will major in mathematics and earn New York State Secondary Teaching Certification in mathematics. Our program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education—the gold standard for teacher preparation.

Meet Our Students

Our students are proof of our outstanding mathematics program. Learn what brought them to Siena, why they chose to study math, and where they plan to go after Siena. Learn more...

Research Experience for Math Majors

At Siena College, mathematics majors have opportunities to work one on one with faculty on cutting-edge research—a valuable experience when building a résumé and applying to graduate schools. Learn more...

Recent Events

Classwork is only part of the learning experience at Siena. Social events with students and faculty help build a fun and supportive community within the department. Learn more...

Department Chair

Edwin L. Rogers

Professor of Mathematics

444 Roger Bacon

(518) 783‑2392

The Siena Difference

#19 Siena was awarded a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to recruit, certify and retain high-achieving STEM majors to become teachers in high-need schools.

Saint Spotlight

Yomary Rodriguez

Class of 2014

Mathematics Major

Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.

"I was pulled to math after interacting with faculty in the math department and taking a course that made me think in a way I had never before. The one-on-one and small group learning was the final, deciding factor that assured me that math was the field I wanted to explore," says Yomary.