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Mathematics Major

Math Major Description:

The major in mathematics is designed to enable the student to enter the marketplace (industrial or educational) or to pursue further studies in mathematics or allied fields at the graduate level. Interested students should meet with an advisor in the Department of Mathematics as early as possible for assistance in formulating an appropriate course of study. Students who want to teach mathematics in the secondary schools should consult an advisor in the Center for Advisement and Orientation.

 

 

Math Program Prerequisites:
As a preliminary requirement, students must complete the calculus prerequisite, which may be achieved by any one of the six options.
Option 1 Calculus AP Exam (BC) with a score of 4 or 5 (transfers to Baruch as MTH 3010 Calculus II)

And one of the following

MTH 3020 Intermediate Calculus or

MTH 3050 Multi-Variable and Vector Calculus *

8 credits
or
Option 2 Calculus AP Exam (AB) with a score of 4 or 5 (transfers to Baruch as MTH 2610 Calculus I)

And

MTH 3010 Calculus I

And one of the following

MTH 3020 Intermediate Calculus or

MTH 3050 Multi-Variable and Vector Calculus *

12 credits
or
Option 3 MTH 2610 Calculus I

And

MTH 3010 Calculus II

And one of the following

MTH 3020 Intermediate Calculus or

MTH 3050 Multi-Variable and Vector Calculus *

12 credits
or
Option 4 MTH 2205 or MTH 2206 Applied Calculus

or

MTH 2207 Applied Calculus and Matrix Applications

 

And the following two courses:

MTH 3006 Integral Calculus

MTH 3030 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II

12 – 13 credits
or
Option 5 MTH 2205 or MTH 2206 Applied Calculus

or

MTH 2207 Applied Calculus and Matrix Applications

 

And

MTH 3006 Integral Calculus

And

MTH 3007 Infinite Series

And one of the following

MTH 3020 Intermediate Calculus or

MTH 3050 Multi-Variable and Vector Calculus *

12 – 13 credits
or
Option 6 MTH 2630 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

MTH 3030 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II

 

10 credits
* MTH 3050 is not open to students who completed MTH 3020, MTH 3030, MTH 3035, or their equivalent.
Required Courses

All students must take the following three courses:

MTH 3300 Algorithms, Computers and Programming I 3 credits
MTH 4010 Mathematical Analysis I 3 credits
MTH 4100 Linear Algebra and Matrix Methods 3 credits
Electives

Students must complete at least 15 elective credits from the following group of courses:

MTH 4000 Bridge to Higher Mathematics 3 credits
MTH 4009 Proof Writing for Mathematical Analysis 1 credit
MTH 4020 Advanced Calculus II 3 credits
MTH 4030 Topology 3 credits
MTH 4110 Ordinary Differential Equations 3 credits
MTH 4115 Numerical Methods for Differential Equations in Finance 4 credits
MTH 4120 Introduction to Probability # 4 credits
MTH 4125 Introduction to Stochastic Process 4 credits
MTH 4130 Mathematics of Statistics 4 credits
MTH 4135 Computational Methods in Probability 3 credits
MTH 4140 Graph Theory 3 credits
MTH 4145 Mathematical Modeling * 3 credits
MTH 4150 Combinatorics 3 credits
MTH 4200 Theory of Numbers 3 credits
MTH 4210 Elements of Modern Algebra 3 credits
MTH 4220 Introduction to Modern Geometry 3 credits
MTH 4230 History of Mathematics 3 credits
MTH 4240 Differential Geometry * 3 credits
MTH 4300 Algorithms, Computers and Programming II 3 credits
MTH 4310 Methods of Numerical Analysis 3 credits
MTH 4315 Introduction to Mathematical Logic 3 credits
MTH 4320 Fundamental Algorithms 3 credits
MTH 4420 Actuarial Mathematics I 4 credits
MTH 4421 Actuarial Mathematics II 4 credits
MTH 4430 Mathematics of Inferential Statistics 4 credits
MTH 4451 Short-Term Insurance Mathematics 4 credits
MTH 4452 Short-Term Insurance Mathematics II 4 credits
MTH 4500 Introductory Financial Mathematics 4 credits
MTH 4600 Data Analysis and Simulation for Financial Engineers 4 credits
MTH 5010 Advanced Calculus III * 3 credits
MTH 5020 Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable 3 credits
MTH 5030 Theory of Functions of Real Variables* 3 credits
MTH 5100 Partial Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems* 4 credits
MTH 5500 Stochastic Calculus for Finance 4 credits
* These courses are offered infrequently, subject to student demand.

# Students may use the combination of MTH 3120 and MTH 4119  in the place of MTH 4120 as elective credit toward the major.