Mathematics & Statistics

A strong knowledge of mathematics is more valuable than ever in today’s society.  In fact, ‘mathematician’ is consistently listed among the top 10 best professions, and the demand in this area is expected to grow exponentially through 2020.  That’s because mathematical applications are essential in any number of diverse fields, from medicine to management, economics to ecology, engineering to government, and so much more. 

As a student in Canisius’ mathematics and statistics program, you’ll study under expert faculty to become a first-rate problem solver, sharpen your analytical and critical thinking skills, and develop the tools necessary to succeed in the many different disciplines that rely on quantitative and statistical reasoning.  

What’s more, you’ll learn in Science Hall, the college’s newest world-class facility that was designed to accommodate Canisius’ world-class math and science programs. 

“I feel so strongly that the fundamentals I received in mathematics and the sciences here at Canisius helped me through my entire career.”
Catherine Burzik '72 Math major
Chair, Canisius College Board of Trustees
Former president and CEO of Kinetic Concepts Inc.

Points of Pride

  • The department offers several programs leading to degrees in mathematics and statistics.  It also provides students a great deal of freedom so they may tailor a program to fit their individual interests and career objectives.
  • Our graduates have a high rate of acceptance into graduate programs in math and statistics, at such schools as Carnegie-Mellon, the University of Connecticut, Ohio State, Rutgers, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, University of Rochester, University of Texas at Austin, University of Michigan, Yale, Georgia State and Kent State. 
  • Our alumni teach at various levels.  Others work as actuaries, analysts, computer specialists, researchers, statisticians, or hold positions in the banking and health insurance industries. 
  • Canisius math majors have been selected for Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) summer programs at schools such as Brigham Young, Cornell University, University of Washington, SUNY Potsdam, Carleton College, William & Mary, Mt. Holyoke and Kentucky. Our students have also taken part in prestigious research programs such as the Penn State Mathematics Advanced Study Semester and Math in Moscow. 

Want more information?

Email Dr. Banchich, Classics Department Chair, at or call 1-800-843-1517 to talk to an admissions counselor