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Applied Mathematics-Financial Science/BS

The Applied Mathematics program is designed for students with an interest in mathematics and real-world problem-solving.

An applied mathematics degree is quite versatile, and graduates will have the skills needed to adapt to a rapidly changing work environment. Upon graduation, students can begin careers in the financial, information, pharmaceutical and related industries. The program contains three options: information science, financial science and science. Students must complete a set of common required courses as well as one of the three sequences. A two-semester internship is also required, which is essential for finding employment.

Learning Outcomes for Applied Mathematics Majors

Applied mathematics graduates will be able to:

  • Organize and analyze data
  • Formulate problems mathematically and choose appropriate methods to solve them
  • Make detailed logical arguments
  • Use technology effectively in the solutions to mathematical problems when it is appropriate
  • Communicate clearly and persuasively
  • Make professional presentations
  • Be prepared to enter the workforce or pursue a Master’s degree

Concentration: (AFB) Applied Mathematics – Financial Science

Job titles for graduates from this option include financial analyst, statistician and quantitative programmer. Analysts in the financial industries use computer-based mathematical models to analyze securities (such as stocks) in order to project future prices and provide assessment of risk. They help businesses and individuals to make investment decisions. The curriculum places a heavy emphasis on statistics and on the computer programming skills needed in applications.

Admission into the Program in Applied Mathematics

Students applying for admission must meet the College standards for admission into a baccalaureate program and must be eligible to enroll in MAT 1475. Prospective transfer students should consult with the Mathematics Department at the earliest possible point to be certain that they gain maximum transfer credit and that they enter the program with the requisite background. Current City Tech students seeking to enter the program must secure the approval of the Mathematics Department to file a change of curriculum request with the Office of the Registrar. Students should be aware that the program requires a high level of math proficiency and that those unprepared for the rigorous coursework may be obliged to complete prerequisites before beginning their upper-level coursework in applied mathematics. This may add to the credits required for graduation.

The College will grant a bachelor of science degree in Applied Mathematics upon a student’s successful completion of the 120 credits of the degree requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION COMMON CORE

42 CREDITS

I - REQUIRED CORE1 (4 COURSES, 13-15 CREDITS)


English Composition (2 courses, 6 credits)

ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1121 English Composition II 3

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning2 (1 course, 4 credits)

MAT 1475 Calculus I or higher meets a degree requirement 4

Life and Physical Sciences

PHYS 1441 General Physics I: Calculus Based (recommended)3-5

II - FLEXIBLE CORE (6 COURSES, 18-20 CREDITS)

World Cultures and Global Issues

Any Approved Course3

US Experience in its Diversity

ECON 1101 Macroeconomics (recommended)3

Individual and Society

Any Approved Course3

Creative Expression

Any Approved Course3

Scientific World

PHYS 1442 General Physics II: Calculus Based (recommended)3-5

One additional course from any group

MAT 2440 Discrete Structures and Algorithms I (recommended)3

III - COLLEGE OPTION REQUIREMENT3 (12 CREDITS)

• One course in Speech/Oral Communication
COM 1330

Public Speaking or higher

3
• One interdisciplinary Liberal Arts and Sciences course
(Any approved course)

3
• Additional liberal arts credits to reach a minimum total of 42 credits in general education. In meeting their general education requirements overall, students must take at least one advanced liberal arts course or two sequential courses in a foreign language

Writing Intensive Requirement

Students at New York City College of Technology must complete two courses designated WI for the associate level, one from GenEd and one from the major; and two additional courses designated WI for the baccalaureate level, one from GenEd and one from the major.

PROGRAM-SPECIFIC DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 78 CREDITS*
CST 1204 Database Systems3
CST 2403 C++ Programming I3
CST 3503 C++ Programming II3
CST 3504 Database Design3
ECON 1101 Macroeconomics3
ECON 2301 Money and Banking3
MAT 1475 Calculus I 44
MAT 1476L Calculus Laboratory1
MAT 1575 Calculus II4
MAT 2440 Discrete Structures and Algorithms I3
MAT 2572 Probability and Mathematical Statistics I4
MAT 2580 Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MAT 2630 Applied Mathematics Technology – Numerical Methods3
MAT 2675 Calculus III4
MAT 2680 Differential Equations3
MAT 3672 Probability and Mathematical Statistics II4
MAT 3770 Mathematical Modeling I – Optimization3
MAT 3772 Stochastic Models3
MAT 3788 Applications of the Heat Equation for Financial Mathematics3
MAT 4672 Computational Statistics with Applications3
MAT 4788 Financial Risk Modeling3
MAT 4900 Internship I2
MAT 4901 Internship II2
PHYS 1441 General Physics I: Calculus Based5

Electives (select as needed to add up to 785)

MAT 2540 Discrete Structures and Algorithms II3
MAT 3787 Applied Mathematics – Finite Fields3
MAT 3880 An Introduction to Partial Differential Equations using Mathematical Methods in Biology3
MAT 4872 Probability and Mathematical Statistics III4
CST 3603 Object Oriented Programming3
CST 3604 Quality Database Implementation3
PHYS 1442 General Physics II: Calculus Based5
TOTAL PROGRAM-SPECIFIC REQUIRED AND ELECTIVE COURSES 78
TOTAL NYSED LIBERAL ARTS/SCIENCE CREDITS 42
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE 120

1 Students are strongly urged to consult degree requirements for “double-duty” courses: degree requirements that also meet CUNY Pathways general education requirements in that category.

2 Applied Mathematics is a STEM degree program, requiring 4 or 5 credit courses in mathematics and science. Students may elect to use their required 4 or 5 credit Math or science courses to meet Common Core requirements.

3 Complete lists of liberal arts and sciences courses and advanced liberal arts courses, as well as semester-specific lists of interdisciplinary courses and writing intensive courses, are available online at the City Tech Pathways website.

4 Students without the requisite math background to enter MAT 1475 must take MAT 1175, MAT 1275 and/or, MAT 1375 in preparation, depending on initial placement. This will increase the number of required credits for the degree by 4-12.

5 Some program-specific required courses might also satisfy the General Education Common Core. For example, a student satisfies quantitative reasoning by taking MAT 1475 Calculus I for 4 credits. The student could them take MAT 4872 as a 4 credit elective.