Feb 18, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Mathematics - BA

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The major consists of at least 33 credits of coursework: 24-39 credits of core mathematics and statistics courses and 9 credits of advanced elective courses chosen by students according to their career plans.  Proficiency in symbolic computation is also required. Modifications are permitted with the consent of the mathematics adviser. With permission of the adviser, a student may take graduate courses in statistics or mathematics. Mathematics majors interested in bioinformatics should refer to the requirements for the Mathematics Major with a Concentration in Quantitative Biology - BA  

Hunter Core Requirement

Several courses within this major may fulfill parts of the Hunter Core Requirement (CUNY Common Core [CCCR],  Concurrent Requirements). When selecting courses, it may be to a student’s advantage to choose courses that count toward the Hunter Core Requirement and also advance the student on the path to the major. Details on the Hunter Core Requirement can be found here: Hunter Core Requirement .

In the case of the Mathematics major, the courses that meet CCCR are:

Course CUNY Common Core Requirement
MATH 12500 (STEM)   Math/Quantitative Reasoning
MATH 15000 (STEM)   Math/Quantitative Reasoning
MATH 15500 (STEM)   Math/Quantitative Reasoning
STAT 21300 (STEM)   Math/Quantitative Reasioning

Please note that no more than two courses from any one department will count for the CUNY Common Core Requirement.

Elective Courses

The student must complete three 3-credit mathematics or statistics courses chosen from the 300-or 400-level courses in mathematics or statistics listed by the department and approved by the undergraduate mathematics adviser. Factors affecting the choice of electives will include the student’s career goals (preparation for graduate study; education; careers in business, government service or industry), the student’s other major, where applicable, and the availability of courses due to the course rotation schedule.

Symbolic Computation Proficiency Requirement (0-3 credits)

As a requirement for graduation with a BA in Mathematics, students must demonstrate entry level proficiency in symbolic computation. The requirement can be met in any of the following ways:

a) passing any of:

b) passing a departmental exam in a computer algebra system (currently we use MATHEMATICA or the equivalent)

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