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Department of Mathematics
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Professors:
 Arthur Apter
 Fred Buckley
 James Gatheral
 Warren B. Gordon
 Miriam Hausman
 Bruce Jordan
 Laurence Kirby
 Anita Mayo
 Carlos Julio Moreno
 Alvany Rocha
 David E. Tepper
 Aaron Todd

Associate Professors:
 Jack R. Barone
 Michael Gartenberg
 C. Douglas Howard
 Elena Kosygina
 Rados Radoicic
 Jakob Reich
 Beryl I. Shaw
 Dan Stefanica
 TaiHo Wang
 Sherman Wong
 IngridMona Zamfirescu

Lecturers:
 April AllenMaterowski
 Judith Broadwin
 Sarah Harney
 Jarrod Pickens
Mathematics has been described as the queen of all sciences. Understanding mathematics enables one to explain and analyze not only science and nature but almost all disciplines from archeology to zoology. Most recently, mathematics has become an indispensable tool in finance and other business related areas. To ensure that mathematics is available for students with varied backgrounds and different professional goals, the department offers courses at all levels. Advanced courses are designed to be taken by mathematics and actuarial science majors and those in related fields.
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 are urged to contact the Department of Mathematics as early as possible. The student will be assigned an advisor who will aid 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.
Required Courses All students must take the following two courses: 

MTH 3300  Algorithms, Computers and Programming I  3 credits 
MTH 4100  Linear Algebra and Matrix Methods  3 credits 
Students may fulfill their calculus requirements by any one of the following three alternate calculus tracks: Track I: 

MTH 2610  Calculus I  4 credits 
MTH 3010  Calculus II  4 credits 
MTH 3020  Intermediate Calculus  4 credits 
or Track II: 

MTH 2630  Analytic Geometry and Calculus I  5 credits 
MTH 3030  Analytic Geometry and Calculus II  5 credits 
or Track III: 

MTH 2205  Applied Calculus II  3 credits 
or  
MTH 2207  Applied Calculus and Matrix Applications  4 credits 
MTH 3006  Integral Calculus  4 credits 
MTH 3030  Analytic Geometry and Calculus II  5 credits 
Electives Any five 4000level or 5000level courses from the following group: 

MTH 4010  Advanced Calculus I  3 credits 
MTH 4030  Topology  3 credits 
MTH 4110  Ordinary Differential Equations  3 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 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 4500  Introductory Financial Mathematics 
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 
* These courses are offered infrequently, subject to student demand. 

Mathematics of Finance Concentration: Students who wish to have a concentration in the Mathematics of Finance should choose the following five electives: 

MTH 4110  Ordinary Differential Equations  3 credits 
MTH 4120  Introduction to Probability  4 credits 
MTH 4125  Introduction to Stochastic Process  4 credits 
MTH 4135  Computational Methods in Probability  3 credits 
MTH 4500  Introductory Financial Mathematics  4 credits 
In addition, students should take: 

ECO 1001  MicroEconomics 
3 credits 
ECO 1002  MacroEconomics  3 credits 
FIN 3000  Principles of Finance 
3 credits 
FIN 3610  Corporate Finance 
3 credits 
or  
FIN 3710  Investment Analysis 
3 credits 
The field of actuarial science applies mathematical principles and techniques to problems in the insurance industry. Progress in the field is generally based upon completion of examinations given by the Society of Actuaries. The Baruch College major is designed to prepare students to pass the first two exams of the Society of Actuaries year 2000 exam structure and to provide partial preparation for the third exam. Students interested in this highly structured program are urged to contact the Department of Mathematics as early as possible so that the department may assign an advisor to aid in formulating an appropriate course of study.
Prerequisites  
MTH 2610  Calculus I  4 credits 
MTH 3010  Calculus II  4 credits 
or  
MTH 2205  Applied Calculus II  3 credits 
MTH 3006  Integral Calculus  4 credits 
and  
ECO 1001  MicroEconomics  3 credits 
ECO 1002  MacroEconomics  3 credits 
Required Courses 

MTH 3020  Intermediate Calculus  4 credits 
or  
MTH 3030  Analytic Geometry and Calculus II  5 credits 
and  
MTH 3300  Algorithms, Computers, and Programming I  3 credits 
MTH 4120  Introduction to Probability  4 credits 
MTH 4410  Theory of Interest  4 credits 
MTH 4500  Mathematical Finance  4 credits 
FIN 3000  Principles of Finance  3 credits 
FIN 3610  Corporate Finance  3 credits 


MTH 4125  Introduction to Stochastic Processes  4 credits 
MTH 4130  Mathematics of Statistics  4 credits 
MTH 4135  Methods of Monte Carlo Simulation  3 credits 
MTH 4420  Actuarial Mathematics  4 credits 
MTH 4421  Actuarial Mathematics II  4 credits 
MTH 4451  Risk Theory  4 credits 

The minor in mathematics provides students with a background in the various theories and uses of mathematics. The minor requires the completion of MTH 3006 or 3010 and any other 3 or 4credit mathematics course numbered 3000 or higher. Students must then complete a capstone course consisting of any mathematics course at the 4000 level or higher.
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