rise to the challenge

Build your problem-solving abilities through rigorous thinking in Mathematics. You’ll acquire skills in mathematical methods that can be applied to solving problems across disciplines and complement these tools with training in computer science. You’ll be prepared for a career in engineering, government, education or analytics, and develop the critical thinking needed to be successful in numerous other fields. 


Experiential EducationWorking with Numbers

Explore finance job opportunities in Boston or New York City through the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education or help your peers in math courses by becoming a Teaching Fellow with the Center for Teaching and Learning.

At Hobart and William Smith Colleges, learning goes beyond textbooks and classrooms. You’ll gain high-impact practical experience that deepens learning and opens doors.



No Borders:Global Education

Study linear equations in England or statistics in Hungary.

Wherever you go, our top-ranked global education program will allow you to apply classroom knowledge, develop cultural understanding and build global connections that expand your personal capacity and sense of purpose.


Learn concepts and applications in mathematics and their relevance when applied to real life situations.

MATH 278 – Number Theory

Combine reason and imagination to consider a number of theoretical problems, some solved and some unsolved. 

MATH 350 – Probability

Gain an introduction to probability with an emphasis on the development of the student’s ability to solve problems and build models. 

MATH 380 – Mathematical Logic

Develop a basis for understanding the nature of mathematical proofs and constructions and gain skills in dealing with formal languages.

Alum Impact

kaloyan byanov '21
Master's in management at universitat pompeu fabra

Majors: Mathematics; Economics 

"It is the highly targeted and intensive education at HWS, along with my personal efforts to develop both academically and professionally, that helped me achieve acceptance at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. I will be forever grateful to my alma mater for the opportunities, connections, wonderful experiences and hospitality they provided me!"

Companies That Employ Our graduates

  • Citi
  • Credit Suisse 
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Fieldstone Veterinary Care
  • Gallagher 
  • HSBC
  • IBM
  • Mellon Financial Corporation
  • Meditech
  • Microsoft
  • National Center for Health Statistics
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • North Syracuse Central School District 
  • Teach for America
  • USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
  • U.S. Dept. of Labor
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment

universities where our graduates are studying

  • Boston College
  • Clarkson University
  • Cornell University Law School
  • Des Moines University
  • Michigan State University
  • Penn State University 
  • Syracuse University
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of California – Davis
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • University of Southern California