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
Thomas, Bradley G
01/11/2017 M 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM Building 36 36A2
MAT245-B
Thomas, Bradley G
01/11/2017 M 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM Building 36 36A2
MAT245-C
Thomas, Bradley G
01/11/2017 M 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Building 36 36A2
MAT245-D
Thomas, Bradley G
01/11/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Building 36 36A2
MAT245-A
Willett, Robert James
05/08/2017 M 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM BUS 252
MAT245-D
Hernandez, Lisa
09/05/2017 M 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM TBA
MAT245-E
Hernandez, Lisa
09/05/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
MAT245-A
Cordero, Ricardo J.
09/05/2017 M 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM TBA
MAT245-B
Cordero, Ricardo J.
09/05/2017 M 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM TBA
MAT245-C
Cordero, Ricardo J.
09/05/2017 TR 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 123

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¥©

MAT250-A
Sill, Michael R.
01/11/2017 W 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 375

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-A
Willett, Robert James
01/11/2017 M 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM Mission Hall 126
MAT255-D
Sill, Michael R.
01/11/2017 M 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Building 36 36A1
MAT255-C
Sill, Michael R.
01/11/2017 M 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Building 36 36A1
MAT255-B
Willett, Robert James
01/11/2017 M 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM Mission Hall 126
MAT255-A
Willett, Robert James
09/05/2017 M 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM TBA
MAT255-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
MAT255-C
Willett, Robert James
09/05/2017 T 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A112
MAT255-D
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 T 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA

(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
Nielsen Hernandez, Michelle
01/11/2017 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Health Science Campus A016
MAT313-A
Hernandez, Lisa
09/05/2017 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA

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
01/11/2017 M 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM Mission Hall 126
MAT343-A
Pankowski, Franciszek
09/05/2017 M 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM TBA
MAT343-B
Pankowski, Franciszek
09/05/2017 M 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM TBA
MAT343-C
Sill, Michael R.
09/05/2017 T 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

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)

MAT333-A
Thomas, Bradley G
01/11/2017 M 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center A111

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)

MAT443-A
Cordero, Ricardo J.
01/11/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B112

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)

MAT403-A
Willett, Robert James
01/11/2017 M 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Mission Hall 127

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
01/11/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 126
MAT413-A
Pankowski, Franciszek
09/05/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

Three (3) additional upper-division units in mathematics