Mathematics Program Requirements

Mathematical Sciences (MATH)

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 encourage to seek a second specialization in Cybersecurity or Digital Media

Mathematics Core24 credits
Mathematics Specialization15 credits
Computer Science8 credits
Physics 8 credits
General Education42 credits
General Elective23 credits
Total120 credits

The academic requirements for the mathematics major are the following:

Core courses (27 credits):

Math Core (24 credits)
MAT-211Calculus I4
MAT-212Calculus II4
MAT-213Calculus III4
MAT-253Discrete Mathematics I3
MAT-314Differential Equations3
MAT-332Linear Algebra3
MAT-487Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar3
Co-requisites (16 credits)
MAT-487Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar3
CS 211
CS 231
Comp. Programming I
Comp. Science I
CS 212
CS 232
Comp. Programming II
Comp. Science II
PHY 201,201L
PHY 211,211L
College Physics I,Lab
University Physics I,Lab
PHY 202,202L
PHY 212/212L
College Physics II,Lab
University Physics II,Lab
Select one of two options
1. Math Electives (select 15 credits with a maximum of 6 CS credits)
MAT/CS 204Intro to Data Science3
MAT/CS 333Data Analytics3
MAT 354 Discrete Mathematics II3
MAT 356Statistics for Science3
MAT 395Research3
MAT 451Probability Theory 3
MAT 495Research3
CS 331Data Structures3
CS 306Database Analysis & Logical Design4
CS 478Cryptography3
2. Data Analytics Specialization (15 credits)
MAT/CS 204Intro to Data Science3
MAT/CS 333Data Analytics3
MAT 356Statistics for Science3
CS 318Biometrics3
CS/MAT 3xx/4xxDept. approved 300/400 level CS or MAT course3
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.