Mathematics Minor

You may be surprised at how many career opportunities there are for people with mathematical talent and training. Mathematics and computational science are utilized in almost every discipline of science, engineering, industry, and technology. New application areas are constantly being discovered and established techniques are being applied in new ways and in emerging fields.

Why CBU?

At CBU, we are concerned with more than just providing the required coursework to be a skilled mathematician. We not only provide courses in calculus, differential equations, statistics and linear algebra, but we also care about you and want to help you prepare for the career that is right for you.

Career Opportunities

  1. Mathematician - Conduct research to develop and understand mathematical principles. Apply mathematical techniques to solve real-world problems.
  2. Education - Teaching in high schools or higher education.
  3. Computers and Technology - Programming, systems development, network administration, technical support, animation.
  4. Banking and Finance - Commercial lending, trust management, mortgage loans, cash management, cost estimator.
  5. Government jobs with the NSA, CIA, or FBI - Use the process of taking information to reduce the ambiguity of highly uncertain situations.

Links

  1. http://weusemath.org/?page_id=800
  2. http://www.siam.org/careers/thinking.php
  3. http://www.bls.gov/ooh/math/mathematicians.htm
  4. http://www.ams.org

Lower Division Requirements

MAT245 Analytical Geometry & Calculus I
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Basic concepts of analytical geometry, limits and derivatives, differentials and rates, integration, definite and indefinite integrals, differentiation of logarithmic and exponential functions. Prerequisite: MAT 135, 145, EGR 182, or sufficient SAT, ACT or math placement exam scores and appropriate high school mathematics background. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

MAT245-A
Willett, Robert James
05/08/2017 MTWTh 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM BUS 252
MAT245-D
Hernandez, Lisa
09/05/2017 MWF 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Yeager Center B222
MAT245-E
Hernandez, Lisa
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B222
MAT245-A
Cordero, Ricardo J.
09/05/2017 MWF 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM BUS 103
MAT245-C
Cordero, Ricardo J.
09/05/2017 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 123
MAT245-B
Cordero, Ricardo J.
09/05/2017 MWF 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM BUS 103

MAT250 Modelng & Apps of Calculus
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The study of symbolic languages, such as Mathematics, Maple, and MATLAB, for the use and application in Calculus and modeling courses. Prerequisite: MAT 245. (2 units; Spring)M§·µQ¥©

MAT255 Anlytical Geometry & Calculus II
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Continued study and applications of integration: volumes, lengths, surface of revolution; derivatives and integrals involving trigonometric functions, indefinite series, expansion of functions, hyperbolic functions, law of the mean, indeterminate forms, partial fractions, polar coordinates, and conic sections. Prerequisite: MAT 245. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

MAT255-B
Willett, Robert James
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 252
MAT255-A
Willett, Robert James
09/05/2017 MWF 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM BUS 252
MAT255-C
Willett, Robert James
09/05/2017 T 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A112
MAT255-D
Willett, Robert James
09/05/2017 T 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B219

(Note: PHY 214/214L & PHY 224/224L are recommended electives and may also fulfill general education requirements.)

Upper Division Requirements

MAT313 Mathematical Proofs/Structures
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A study of various methods of proofs and mathematical structures covering logic, universal and existential quantifiers, sets, functions, and selected topics in discrete mathematics, linear algebra, abstract algebra, and real analysis. This is a bridge course to abstract mathematics and should be taken prior to or concurrently with courses in linear or abstract algebra, and real or complex analysis. Prerequisite: MAT 245. (3 units, Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

MAT313-A
Hernandez, Lisa
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B220

MAT343 Multivariable Calculus
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Study and applications of vector analysis, partial differentiation, multiple integration, Jacobians, theorems of Green and Stokes, and divergence theorem. Prerequisite: MAT 255. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

MAT343-A
Pankowski, Franciszek
09/05/2017 MWF 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM BUS 103
MAT343-C
Sill, Michael R.
09/05/2017 T 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 253
MAT343-B
Pankowski, Franciszek
09/05/2017 MWF 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM BUS 103

Choose one (1) of the following courses

MAT333 Complex Variables
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Structure of complex numbers and their functions, analytic, harmonic, and elementary functions, residue theory, and conformal mapping. Prerequisite: MAT 313. (3 units; Spring even years)

MAT443 Advanced Calculus
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An introduction to real analysis and topology covering the completeness of the real numbers, sequences, limits, continuity, uniform continuity, Riemann integrability, topology of the real numbers, topological spaces, connectedness, compactness, and metric spaces. Prerequisite: MAT 313. (3 units; Spring)

Choose one (1) of the following courses

MAT403 Linear Algebra
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Vector spaces; matrices, rank and systems of linear equations; linear transformation; similarity and diagonalization theorems; eigenvectors and eigenvalues. Prerequisite: MAT 313. (3 units; Spring)

MAT413 Differential Equations
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Methods of solution of ordinary differential equations with some applications to geometry and physics. Prerequisite: MAT 255. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

MAT413-A
Pankowski, Franciszek
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B110

Three (3) additional upper-division units in mathematics