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Program Requirements

Mathematical Sciences (BS)

Mathematical Sciences (BS) Program Requirements

The purpose of the major in Mathematical Sciences at Barry University is to build a strong foundation for careers in mathematics. The courses of study cover the main areas of algebra, analysis, probability, statistics, numerical analysis and topology. Co-requisites in physics and computer science are also required.

There are two specializations within Mathematical Sciences: Applied Mathematics and Data Analytics. A core of courses is required from all Math majors and, according to each specialization, a number of recommended courses is offered each semester on a rotational basis.

Math Majors are encouraged to seek a second specialization in Cybersecurity or Digital Media

  • Mathematics Core: 24 credits
  • Mathematics Specialization: 15 credits
  • Computer Science: 8 credits
  • Physics: 8 credits
  • General Education: 42 credits
  • General Elective: 23 credits

Total: 120 credits

Academic Requirements

The academic requirements for the mathematics major are the following:

Core Courses (27 Credits)

Math Core (24 Credits)

  • MAT-211: Calculus I (4)
  • MAT-212: Calculus II (4)
  • MAT-213: Calculus III (4)
  • MAT-253: Discrete Mathematics I (3)
  • MAT-314: Differential Equations (3)
  • MAT-332: Linear Algebra (3)
  • MAT-487: Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar (3)

Co-Requisites (16 Credits)

  • CS 211: Programming I (4)
    CS 231
    : Comp. Science I (4)
  • CS 212: Programming II (4)
    CS 232
    : Comp. Science II (4)
  • PHY 201, 201L: College Physics I Lab (4)
    PHY 211, 211L
    : University Physics I Lab (4)
  • PHY 202, 202L: College Physics II Lab (4)
    PHY 212/212L
    : University Physics II Lab (4)

Select One of Two Options

Math Electives (Select 15 Credits with a Maximum of 6 CS Credits)

  • MAT/CS 204: Intro to Data Science (3)
  • MAT/CS 333: Data Analytics (3)
  • MAT 354: Discrete Mathematics II (3)
  • MAT 356: Statistics for Science (3)
  • MAT 395: Research (3)
  • MAT 451: Probability Theory (3)
  • MAT 456: Numerical Analysis (3)
  • MAT 495: Research (3)
  • CS 331:Data Structures (3)
  • CS 306:Database Analysis & Logical Design (4)
  • CS 478:Cryptography (3)

Data Analytics Specialization (15 Credits)

  • MAT/CS 204: Intro to Data Science (3)
  • MAT/CS 333: Data Analytics (3)
  • MAT 356: Statistics for Science (3)
  • CS 318: Biometrics (3)
  • CS/MAT 3xx/4xx: Dept. approved 300/400 level CS or MAT course (3)

General Education (42 Credits)
General Electives (23 Cr.)*

Total (120 Credits)

*Math majors are encouraged to use general electives to choose a second specialization in Cyber security or Digital Media.

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