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 encouraged to seek a second specialization in Cybersecurity or Digital Media

Mathematics Core24 credits
Mathematics Specialization15 credits
Computer Science8 credits
Physics8 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)
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 456Numerical Analysis3
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.