The mathematics curriculum is designed to expose students to a wide spectrum of ideas in modern mathematics, to train students in the art of logical reasoning and clear expression, and to provide students with an appreciation of the beauty of the subject and of its vast applicability.

**Mathematics**** Major**

A mathematics major must complete at least 11 mathematics courses. All majors take:

MATH 1700 Mathematical Modeling MATH 2006 Linear Algebra

MATH 2001 Discrete Mathematics MATH 2004 Multivariate Calculus I

MATH 3005 Abstract Algebra

In addition each student must choose one of two tracks and take the four courses required for that track:

**Pure Mathematics Applied Mathematics**

MATH 3001 Linear Algebra II MATH 3002 Differential Equations

MATH 3003 Real Analysis MATH 3006 Probability

MATH 3004 Complex Analysis MATH 3007 Statistics

MATH 4009 Geometry MATH 4006 Numerical Analysis

Finally, two elective numbered 2005 or higher are required.

A student may earn a B.S. in Mathematics by completing two courses from: PHYS 1701, PHYS 1702, PHYS 1601, PHYS 1602, CISC 1600, CISC 2000, CISC 2200 in addition to the 11 mathematics courses.

**Sample Programs**

**Pure Mathematics track**

** Fall** **Spring**

Freshman Year Calculus I Calculus II

Computer Science I Mathematical Modeling

Sophomore Year Multivariate Calculus I Multivariate Calculus II

Discrete Mathematics Linear Algebra

Junior Year Linear Algebra II Abstract Algebra

Real Analysis Geometry

Senior Year Complex Analysis Elective

**Applied Mathematics track**

** Fall** **Spring**

Freshman Year Calculus I Calculus II

Computer Science I Mathematical Modeling

Sophomore Year Multivariate Calculus I Differential Equations

Discrete Mathematics Linear Algebra

Junior Year Probability Statistics

Elective Abstract Algebra

Senior Year Numerical Analysis Elective

**Math-Education Program**

In five years, a student earns a Bachelor’s in Mathematics as well as a Master’s of Science in Teaching. In the first four years, students complete their undergraduate work and earn 12 credits towards the Master’s. In the fifth year, students enroll in the Graduate School of Education where they complete their coursework and student teach. At the end of the 5 years, students have their undergraduate degree, a master’s degree, and initial certification to teach mathematics in grades 7-12.

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**Mathematics-****Economics**** Major**

The major is administered jointly by the Mathematics and Economics departments. Students enrolled in this program are required to take the following *nine* courses:

ECON 1100 Basic Macroeconomics MATH 1207 Calculus II

ECON 1200 Basic Microeconomics MATH 1700 Mathematical Modeling

ECON 3116 Macroeconomics Analysis MATH 2001 Discrete Mathematics

ECON 3118 Microeconomic Theory MATH 2004 Multivariable Calculus I

MATH 2006 Linear Algebra

In addition, each student must also fulfill a statistics requirement by completing one the following two sequences:

Preferably MATH 3006 and MATH 3007, Probability and Statistics, or

ECON 2140 and ECON 2142, Statistics I and Statistical Decision Making.

Finally, four electives in mathematics (numbered 2000 or above) or economics are also required. At least one of the four must in mathematics and one in economics.

**Mathematics**** Minor**

**Fordham ****College**** Students**

Six courses are required, three of which must be numbered above 2000. The courses numbered 1108, 1109, 1203 and 1204 may not be used.

**Example:** Math Modeling, Calculus I, Calculus II, Multivariate Calculus I, Discrete Mathematics and Differential Equations.

**GSB Students**

Four courses beyond the two all GSB students take (MATH 1108 and MATH 1109) are required. The courses selected must be approved by the chair of the Mathematics Department. GSB students minoring in Mathematics are encouraged to take Calculus I and II instead of Math for Business: Calculus.

**Example: **Math for Business: Finite, Calculus I and II, Multivariate Calculus I, Discrete Mathematics and Differential Equations.