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Financial mathematics gives you the mathematical and statistics skills to have a successful career in finance. As a financial mathematics major, you learn how to develop and evaluate financial models to help companies make business decisions and predictions. Not only will you be able to apply these skills in economic and financial markets, but you will also explore other topics, such as probability and computer algorithms.
There are many rewarding career paths for financial mathematics majors, including financial planner, private wealth manager, investment manager (for a mutual fund, pension plan, or endowment), and actuary. Financial implications affect every industry; you could work in accounting firms, insurance, government, and the tech sector, to name just a few industries.
The program information listed here reflects the approved curriculum for the 2023-2024 academic year per the Brooklyn College Bulletin. Bulletins from past academic years can be found here.
A student exempt, without credit, from a course may not take the course later for credit except with permission of the chair.
The department chair, with the approval of the chair of the department’s undergraduate curriculum committee, may allow substitutions for one or more of these requirements consistent with the educational goals of the program.
Mathematics 1006 and one of Mathematics 1011 or Mathematics 1012. Completion of some or all of these courses may be waived conditional on the outcome of appropriate placement exams.
Mathematics 1201, 1206, and 2201. Transfer students may also need to take Mathematics 1211; see Mathematics department chair.
Mathematics 2001, 2101. and 4201.
Computer and Information Science 1115 or 1215.
Computer and Information Science 3110 and 3820; or Mathematics 3202.
All of the following: Mathematics 2206, 2601, 3501, 4501, 4506, and 4601.
All of the following: Business 2100 or Economics 2100; Business 2200 or Economics 2200; Business 4400W or Economics 4400W.
Candidates for a B.S. degree with a major in financial mathematics must complete at least 60 credits in science and mathematics, 24 of which must be completed in advanced courses in the Mathematics Department with a grade of C- or higher in each course. Specific course requirements for a B.S. degree are described above.
The following courses may be applied toward the 60 credits in science and mathematics:
All courses in the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology; courses marked with a “#” in the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences.
The Mathematics Department’s Program Goals are summarized below:
The program-level student learning goals apply to the various mathematics programs offered. The department expects a student to meet some or all of these goals upon her or his graduation according to the program of study chosen.
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Brooklyn College is an integral part of the cultural and artistic energy of New York City. Our faculty members in Mathematics offer incomparable expertise and tremendous talent, and each brings a unique perspective to their teaching and mentoring in and out of the classroom.
Mark attended graduate school at the CUNY Graduate Center. He started teaching for Brooklyn Colle...
Diana Hubbard is a professor of mathematics at Brooklyn College. Her research area is low-dimensi...
David Aulicino is an Associate Professor in the Mathematics Department at Brooklyn College and th...
Christian Benes spent his time as a graduate student at the Institut Mittag-Leffler in Sweden, Co...
Jun Hu joined the Brooklyn College Mathematics Department in 1999 and joined the Mathematics Doct...
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