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Department of Mathematics
The City College of New York
NAC 8/133
Convent Ave at 138th Street
New York, NY 10031

Phone: (212) 650-5346
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math@ccny.cuny.edu

CCNY :: Division of Science :: Mathematics

Department of Mathematics

Major Description

Pure Mathematics (B.A. or B.S.)

In addition to completing the calculus sequence (20100, 20200 and 20300), students must complete a minimum of nine courses of mathematics as follows.

Required Courses
NumberTitleCredits
30800Bridge to Advanced Math3
32300Advanced Calculus I4
32404Advanced Calculus II4
34600Elements of Linear Algebra3
One of the following:
34700Elements of Modern Algebra4
44900Introduction to Modern Algebra4
At least three Elective Courses from among the following:
32800Methods of Numerical Analysis3
34500Theory of Numbers3
36000Introduction to Modern Geometry3
36500Elements of Combinatorics4
37500Elements of Probability Theory4
37600Mathematical Statistics4
39100Methods of Differential Equations3
The corresponding A-level graduate courses may be substituted for any of the following courses. For example, A3200 may be taken instead of 43200. Consult the Assistant Chair for permission.
43200Functions of a Complex Variable4
43400Functions of a Real Variable4
43500Partial Differential Equations4
44300Set Theory4
44400Mathematical Logic4
46100Differential Geometry4
46300Topology4
47700Stochastic Processes I4
47800Advanced Mathematical Statistics4
51100Selected Topics in Pure Mathematics4
51200Selected Topics in Classical Analysis4
51300Selected Topics in Probability and Statistics4

Total Credits for Specialization: 27-30

Additional Requirements for this Option

Students are also required to fulfill a minor concentration of two advanced courses with mathematical content from an allied discipline (e.g., Physical Sciences, Computer Science, Philosophy, Economics or Engineering) to be approved by the Assistant Chair.

Applied Mathematics (B.S.)

In addition to the Calculus sequence (20100, 20200 and 20300), students must complete eight required courses plus one of the specialization options.

Required Courses
NumberTitleCredits
32800Methods of Numerical Analysis3
34600Elements of Linear Algebra3
36500Elements of Combinatorics4
36600Applied Mathematical Computation3
37500Elements of Probability Theory4
37600Mathematical Statistics4
37700Applied Statistics and Probability3
39100Methods of Differential Equations3
Option 1: Statistics
47800Mathematical Statistics II4
Option 2: Financial Mathematics:
38100Discrete Models of Financial Mathematics 3
38200Continuous Models of Financial Mathematics3

Total credits for Specialization: 31-33

Secondary School Education (B.A. or B.S.)

In addition to completing the calculus sequence (20100, 20200 and 20300), students must complete the Major requirements listed below. Pedagogical requirements for NYS certification can be obtained from the School of Education.

Required Courses
NumberTitleCredits
30800Bridge to Advanced Mathematics3
32300Advanced Calculus I4
34500Theory of Numbers3
34600Elements of Linear Algebra3
36000Introduction to Modern Geometry3
37500Elements of Probability Theory4
Plus one of the following two:
34700Elements of Modern Algebra4
44900Introduction to Modern Algebra4
Plus two of the following:
32404Advanced Calculus II4
32800Methods of Numerical Analysis3
34200History of Mathematics 3
36500Elements of Combinatorics4
37600Mathematical Statistics4
38100Discrete Models of Financial Mathematics3
38200Continuous Models of Financial Mathematics3
39100Methods of Differential Equations3

Total credits for Specialization: 30-32

Additional requirements all degrees

All Mathematics majors must make a 10-minute oral presentation of a mathematical topic and receive a passing grade based on a faculty evaluation.

In addition to major requirements, students must complete the general requirements of the college. For more information, please consult the chapter entitled Degree Requirements at the end of the Bulletin.

Honors

Students planning to attend graduate school in mathematics are urged to apply for admission to the department Honors Program, which may lead to a degree with honors. Candidates should see the departmental Honors Advisor no later than the beginning of their junior year to plan a program of study.

Four-year B.A.-M.A. Program

Students enrolled in the Honors Program may, with the permission from the Honors Office and the graduate advisor in the Department of Mathematics, participate in a special course of study culminating in the simultaneous awarding of Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mathematics in four years. Details for this special course of study are available from the Assistant Chair of Mathematics.