Department of Mathematics

A mathematics degree from LIU Post is an excellent foundation for a promising future in practically any profession or discipline. The Department of Mathematics provides numerous undergraduate and graduate level courses that will enable you to master the mathematical methods and sophisticated reasoning and problem-solving skills essential to a wide variety of fields. The department draws upon the intellectual expertise and talent of a distinguished faculty whose interests include topological groups, probability theory, differential geometry, number theory, dynamical systems and computer graphics, real analysis, numerical analysis, abstract algebra, combinatorics, algebraic topology and the history of mathematics.

The bachelor’s and master’s degree programs are designed to provide flexibility while emphasizing mathematical reasoning and problem solving, preparing the student for graduate school or a career in mathematics in secondary school teaching, business, industry, government or academia. A person with a degree in mathematics has career options in many fields. In addition, a degree in mathematics is regarded as excellent preparation for entrance to professional schools of law, medicine or business. Our graduates are teaching in secondary schools, employed as actuaries and computer systems analysts, and many have gone on to prestigious graduate schools, obtained Ph.D.'s and are now teaching in colleges around the country. LIU Post also offers a program leading to a career in Actuarial Mathematics. Learn more about becoming an actuary.

Undergraduate Programs Dual Program Graduate Program
B.A. in Mathematics B.S. in Adolescence Education - Mathematics/M.S. in Applied Mathematics M.S. in Applied Mathematics
B.S. in Mathematics


Faculty Mentors

Professor Geoffrey Berresford co-authored four widely-used mathematics texts, including Applied Calculus and Brief Applied Calculus, both currently in their seventh editions.

Teaching Fast-Track

Become a teacher faster through our five-year dual-degree program that combines the Bachelor of Science in Adolescence Education: Mathematics with a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics.

Mathematics Department Tutoring Laboratory

The LIU Post Mathematics Department Tutoring Laboratory provides one-on-one tutoring for students in need of assistance at all levels of undergraduate mathematics. Experienced tutors consisting of graduate students in mathematics and upper level undergraduate mathematics majors are available to assist students on an occasional or regular basis.

The tutoring service is FREE OF CHARGE and NO APPOINTMENTS ARE NECESSARY. The laboratory is located in Pell Hall, Room 201.


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Nathaniel Bowditch, Dean

Joan Ruckel
Executive Assistant to the Dean