About the Department
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers majors in mathematics and statistics that prepare students for careers in business, government, research, and teaching. Students considering such majors should consult an adviser during their first or second semester to plan the proper sequence of courses and should continue to consult the adviser at least once each semester. Minors in mathematics and statistics are also offered.
Credit and Course Exemption The department offers credit or course exemption based on standard examinations such as AP. Inquiries should be made at the department office.
Mathematics Proficiency and Placement
All students entering Hunter College must demonstrate proficiency in the basic skills through their scores on the first two parts of the COMPASS mathematics exam. Exemptions from these two parts are given for SATs, ACT, NY Regents, and for certain other entrance categories. The remaining parts of the COMPASS exam further assess a student’s preparedness for certain courses in mathematics, statistics, and other disciplines at the college. Students may enroll in these courses only if their scores on this entire placement exam are at appropriate levels or they have taken college courses in the required mathematics. Students who need to place into courses by examination and have not taken the remaining parts of the COMPASS mathematics exam are advised to schedule the test with the Testing Center, Room 150 Hunter North, 772-4868, http://admissions.hunter.cuny.edu/Testing.htm well in advance of registration. Subsequent placement into all mathematics and statistics courses is determined by the student’s score on the remaining parts of this exam. New students entering the college take this test in its entirety when they take the other placement exams in reading and writing. Students should notice the mathematics and statistics prerequisites that are indicated in the descriptions of courses and majors so they can effectively plan their studies.
Programs and Courses
In planning their schedules, prospective majors should note that some advanced required courses are offered only once each year and several advanced elective courses are offered only once every other year. A rotation schedule for course offerings is available in the departmental office and on the departmental web site http://math.hunter.cuny.edu.
Prerequisites: Because of the nature of mathematics, the department recommends that students refrain from enrolling in any course that carries prerequisites unless these prerequisites have been completed with a grade of C or better.
Programs and Courses in Mathematics & Statistics
Administration and Faculty
fax (212) 772-4858
Web site: http://math.hunter.cuny.edu
Mathematics and Statistics Faculty
HEGIS Codes: 1701 (BA; BA/MA in Mathematics, Adolescent Education/Mathematics); 1701/1703 (BA/MA in Mathematics/Statistics and Applied Mathematics); 1702 (BA in Statistics); 1702/1703 (BA/MA in Statistics/Statistics and Applied Mathematics)