# 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 | 27 credits |

Mathematics Specialization | 12 credits |

Computer Science | 8 credits |

Physics | 8 credits |

Minor | 20 credits |

General Education | 42 credits |

General Elective | 3 credits |

Total | 120 credits |

The academic requirements for the mathematics major are the following:

### Core courses (27 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 |

MAT-456 | Numerical Analysis |

MAT-487 | Undergraduate Mathematics Seminar |

### 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.

### Suggested electives:

- MAT 354: Discrete Mathematics II
- MAT 356: Statistics for Science
- MAT 395: Research
- MAT 451: Probability Theory
- MAT 495: Research II
- and CS 331: Data Structures
- CS 426: Databases
- CS 478: Cryptography
- or MAT 300 level or above with department approval

**Mathematics Minor**: (20-21 credits)

MAT 110 | Pre-Calculus 3 cr. |

MAT 211 | Calculus I 4 cr. |

MAT 212 | Calculus II 4 cr. |

Three courses with department approval 9-10 | |

Total 20-21 |

### Acceptance into the major

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

- 970 SAT or 20 ACT scores, with at least 500 in the SAT math section
- At least 2.7 GPA from high school or college
- 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).