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As a mathematics student, you will increase your computational facility, enhance your ability to apply mathematics to real-world problems, and develop an appreciation for the abstract structures and reasoning at the heart of mathematics. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain experience with current mathematical software and technology, study computational mathematics, and develop expertise in financial mathematics. Whether you are interested in the natural sciences, actuarial science, computer science, engineering, economics, or finance, your knowledge of pure or applied mathematics is a critical—and very desirable—asset.
With a background and training in mathematics, you could become an actuary, statistician, analyst, or researcher, to name just a few occupations. Brooklyn College alumni with a degree in mathematics have gone on to work as mathematicians, math instructors, education consultants, and much more.
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.
To enroll in any advanced course in mathematics, students must maintain an average grade of C or higher in all courses previously taken in the department, unless this requirement is waived by the chair. A student exempt, without credit, from a course may not take the course later for credit except with permission of the chair. Mathematics B.A. majors must complete a minimum of 18 credits in advanced courses for the degree. All mathematics courses offered to satisfy the requirements for a major in mathematics must be completed with a grade of C- or higher. Unless otherwise specified in this Bulletin, any mathematics courses used to satisfy a prerequisite for an advanced elective must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.
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 the Mathematics Department chair.
Mathematics 2001, 2101, 3101 and 4201.
Two of the following: Mathematics 4101, 4106, 4206, 2206 and 4211, 4216, 4302, 4306, 3501 and 4501, 4506, 3501 and 4511, 2206 and 4701, 5001, 5002, 5003, 5004.
Computer and Information Science 1115 or 1215
Additional courses in the Mathematics Department to bring the total number of credits in advanced courses to 18.
Majors should consult with a Mathematics Department counselor concerning substitutions for core science courses.
Prospective doctoral students should develop reading competence in at least one of the following languages: French, German, Russian.
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. These goals are to:
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Brooklyn, NY 11210
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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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