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|
|General Education||42 credits|
|General Elective||3 credits|
The academic requirements for the mathematics major are the following:
Core courses (27 credits):
|MAT-253||Discrete Mathematics I|
|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.
at least four upper division courses according to the desired specialization.
- 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|
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).