Mathematics Minor

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 Mathematics 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.

Learning Outcomes. Students will:

  • Reduce real world phenomena to abstract descriptions, and apply theory to solve real world problems.
  • Develop the technical ability to operate symbolic systems, including those which arise in the theories of analysis and algebra, and connect these with practical uses.
  • Recognize, extract and analyze patterns from data.
  • Express quantitative information effectively to others.

Minor coordinator. 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 advanced electives at the 300-level or above. A maximum of two courses can overlap with a student’s major, other minor or program.

PART ONE. REQUIRED COURSES.                    Subtotal: 9 credits

MAT 241 Calculus I
MAT 242 Calculus II
MAT 243 Calculus III
Note: MAT 241 and MAT 242 are prerequisites for most courses in Part Two.

PART TWO. ELECTIVE COURSES.                     Subtotal: 9 credits

Select three

CSCI 360 Cryptography and Cryptanalysis
MAT 301 Probability & Statistics I
MAT 302 Probability & Statistics II
MAT 310 Linear Algebra
MAT 323 Operations Research Models I
MAT 324 Operations Research Models II
MAT 330 Modern Geometry
MAT 351 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations
MAT 352 Applied Differential Equations
MAT 361 Introduction to the Functions of a Complex Variable
MAT 371 Numerical Analysis
MAT 380 Selected Topics in Mathematics
MAT 410 Abstract Algebra

Total: 18 credits
Last Updated: 9/28/16