# 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 three possible concentrations within Mathematical Sciences: General Mathematics, Statistics/Actuarial Science and Computational Mathematics. 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.

The curriculum for the Mathematics major consists of the following components:

Mathematics Core | 21 credits |

Mathematics Specialization | 12 credits |

Computer Science | 8 credits |

Physics | 8 credits |

Minor | 20 credits |

General Education | 42 credits |

General Elective | 9 credits |

Total | 120 credits |

The academic requirements for the mathematics major are the following:

### Core courses (21 credits):

MAT-211 | Calculus I |

MAT-212 | Calculus II |

MAT-213 | Calculus III |

MAT-253 | Discrete Mathematics I |

MAT-314 | Differential Equations |

MAT-332 | Linear Algebra |

### Co-requisites (16 credits):

Eight credits in physics: PHY 211 and PHY 212 or PHY 201 and PHY 202.

Eight credits in computer science: CS 231 and CS 232 or CS 211 and CS 212.

### Electives:

at least four upper division courses according to the desired specialization.

**1. Specialization in General Mathematics****Suggested electives:**

MAT-310 | Advanced Calculus I |

MAT-311 | Advanced Calculus II |

MAT-331 | Algebraic Structures |

MAT-356 | Statistics for Science |

MAT-416 | Introduction to Complex Analysis |

MAT-441 | Introduction to Topology |

MAT-451 | Probability Theory |

MAT-462 | Number Theory |

**2. Specialization in Statistics-Actuarial Science****Suggested electives:**

MAT-230 | Statistical Methods I |

MAT-330 | Statistical Methods II |

MAT-356 | Statistics for Science |

MAT-451 | Probability Theory |

MAT-452 | Mathematical Statistics |

MAT-487 | Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar |

For students interested in Actuarial Science, it is recommended that as part of the general electives they take the following courses **(15 credits):**

ACC-201 | Financial Accounting I |

ECO-201 | Introductory Macroeconomics |

ECO-202 | Introductory Microeconomics |

FIN-319 | Managerial Finance |

FIN-419 | Financial Policy and Strategy |

**3. Specialization in Computational Mathematics****Suggested electives:**

MAT-254 | Discrete Mathematics II |

MAT-440 | Mathematical Modeling |

MAT-451 | Probability Theory |

MAT-456 | Numerical Analysis |

MAT-487 | Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar |

CS-331 | Data Structures and Algorithms |

CS-431 | Concepts of Programming Languages |

CS-478 | Applied Cryptography |

**Mathematical Sciences Minor: **A minor in Mathematical Sciences consists of at least 20 credits in approved courses, and must include MAT 211, MAT 212, either MAT 213 or MAT 253 and at least one 300-level course.

### Acceptance into the major

In order to be provisionally accepted as a Mathematical Sciences major, a student must meet the following criteria:

a) 970 SAT or 20 ACT scores, with at least 500 in the SAT math section

b) At least 2.7 GPA from high school or college

c) At least 4 units of H.S. mathematics in algebra, geometry and trigonometry.

A student will be fully accepted as a major in Mathematical Sciences after successful completion with a grade of C or above in MAT 211 (Calculus I) and MAT 253 (Discrete Mathematics I).