Baruch College Department of Mathematics



Baruch College Students at the 4th Chicago Trading Contest

Actuarial Science Ranking

The Actuarial Science Program at Baruch has been recognized by three different organizations.

  1. It has been identified as one of the best value actuarial science degree programs.
  2. It has been rated Number 8 among the top 15 such programs in the nation by Safeco Insurance.
  3. It has been rated No. 11 among the top 35 programs in the nation by CollegeChoice.
  4. Baruch College Students Place Second at the 4th Annual Chicago Algorithmic Trading Competition, coming ahead of teams from Carnegie Mellon University, Harvard, MIT, and NYU among others.
  5. Baruch College Students placed first, second and third in the 2016 MIT undergraduate trading competition.

Welcome to the Home Page of the Department of Mathematics at Baruch College! On this site you can learn about our Undergraduate and Graduate Programs, Course Offerings, Faculty and Staff, and requirements for our majors, as well as information for new Freshman and Transfer Students.

The department offers three undergraduate majors; in Mathematics,  in Actuarial Science, and in Financial Mathematics (BSFM). On the graduate level we offer a Master of Science in Financial Engineering (MFE).

The major in mathematics can include a wide range of courses geared to your interests. Both our Actuarial Science and BSFM majors include courses in the Zicklin School of Business along with a strong mathematics curriculum. We encourage you to consider these majors and to visit and talk with our mathematics advisors, or any member of our department concerning these majors.  Students majoring in other disciplines may choose to minor in mathematics; a wide range of courses is available, often chosen to complement the major.

The Master of Science Program will provide students with the mathematical background required for modeling and solving problems that arise in the financial services industry. The program combines a rigorous treatment of the underlying mathematical concepts with a strong emphasis on computational techniques and their practical application in finance.