Learn Outside the Classroom

Math Club

The Math Club offers a range of activities for mathematics students.  You can challenge your mathematical dexterity in problem-solving competitions or card tournaments.  Learn about professional and graduate school opportunities from mathematics alumni, during Math Career Night and at Graduate School Forums.  Join your Math Club peers in service-oriented projects such as Community Day, Pi Day or Relay for Life.  No matter what you choose, the Math Club provides opportunities to form lasting friendships with people who have similar interests as your own. 

Student/Faculty Research Opportunities

Individual research projects, student seminars and internships at local industries and businesses are available. Our students prepare for life and careers by participating in our seminar series and giving talks on mathematical research. Students also speak on their research at a number of conferences, including the Young Mathematicians Conference at Ohio State, the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, and the meetings of the Seaway Section of the Mathematical Association of America. 

Employment Opportunities

Students are hired by the Mathematics & Statistics Department to do paid work as graders, tutors and teaching assistants.  This type of work provides valuable experience to students at reinforces the knowledge gained from their classes, at the same time. 


  • We’re in Science Hall!  This newly integrated building offers many new opportunities to improve the use of technology and a dedicated mathematics lab exclusively for students, donated by Philip C. ’48 and Josephine Lombardo.
  • One of our faculty members, BJ Kahng, is currently a distinguished Fulbright scholar.
  • Anthony Weston has received an appointment as a Visiting Research Professor in the Department of Decision Sciences at the University of South Africa
  • “Math Circles” – Starting in fall 2012.  Students from grades seven – 12 are invited to investigate mathematics concepts, explore mathematical curiosities and have fun with math in this friendly atmosphere where love of mathematics is the driving force.  Math Circle meets on Tuesday afternoons, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Science Hall, through October and November. For more information or to register call 888-3291. 

Post-graduate work

While post-graduate education is not a requirement for a rewarding career using a math and statistics major, it does help especially if you want to pursue opportunities in elementary and adolescent education, the sciences or business.  Additional exams and certifications are needed to further your opportunities in actuarial fields.  Some graduates are working at places such as:

  • Great West Life Insurance in Toronto
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Western NY
  • Merchants Insurance Group
  • Southern & Western Insurance in Cincinnati
  • Citi Bank
  • Bates White

Canisius graduates who majored in mathematics include financial analysts, a corporate CEO, a chief actuary and fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, and a professor of mathematics. 

Graduate schools attended by Canisius College mathematics majors include Duke University, Boston College, University of Michigan, Carnegie Mellon University, Penn State, Ohio State, Rutgers, the University of Buffalo and elsewhere.