Mathematics Minor

Description. Mathematics provides excellent preparation for entrance into many quantitative and high-technology careers.  Some of these include the actuarial field, financial analysis and work in cryptography.  The minor will enhance the understanding of quantitative disciplines such as the social sciences, physics, chemistry and biology.  Strong math skills also increase a student’s ability to manage life in this increasingly quantitative world. 

Minor Advisor.  Professor Hunter Johnson, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (212.237.8846,

Requirements. The Mathematics minor consists of a three-course calculus sequence plus three courses in a specialization chosen from among Operations Research, Differential Equations and Pure Mathematics.  All three courses in the specialization must be at the 300-level or above.

Part One. Required             
                                   Subtotal: 9 credits

MAT 241 Calculus I
MAT 242 Calculus II
MAT 243 Calculus III

Part Two. Specializations             
                             Subtotal: 9 credits

Select three from one category

Operations Research
MAT 310 Linear Algebra
MAT 323 Operations Research Models I
MAT 324 Operations Research Models II

Differential Equations
MAT 351 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations
MAT 352 Applied Differential Equations
MAT 371 Numerical Analysis

Pure Mathematics
MAT 330 Modern Geometry
MAT 361 Introduction to the Functions of a Complex Variable
MAT 410 Abstract Algebra

                                                                              Total: 18 credits