# 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), 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 r approval.

Mathematics Minor: (20-21 credits)

MAT 110 | Pre-Calculus 3 |

MAT 211 | Calculus I 4 |

MAT 212 | Calculus II 4 |

Three courses with department approval 9-10 | |

Total 20-21 |

**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).