Math Financial Track

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The financial industry is one of the most prominent and complex industries in the world today.  With a strong computational background highlighting statistics and probability, students in this track will be competitive candidates in any corporate or commercial based career within the finance, investment, real estate, or banking industry. In addition to the College of Arts and Sciences General Education requirements, students in the financial math track will complete the following course work comprised of core classes and electives. In the financial math track, electives have been previously defined by faculty in order to highlight the financial aspect of the major and to prepare students for careers/internships within this field of interest.

Students may review the requirements and sample schedule for the Math Financial Track on the Math Financial Track Requirements and Sample Schedule [pdf] handout.

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Math Financial Requirements

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  • Math 1295 Introductory Math Major Seminar (1 cr.)
  • Math 1151 Calculus I (5 cr.)
  • Math 1152 Calculus II (5 cr.)
  • Econ 2001 Principles of Microeconomics (3 cr.)
  • Econ 2002 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
  • CSE 2111 Modeling and Problem Solving with Spreadsheets and Databases (3 cr.)
  • Choose one of the following accounting options:
    • AcctMIS 2000 Foundations of Accounting (3 cr.)
    • AcctMIS 2200 & 2300 Introduction to Accounting I & II (6 cr.)
  • Choose one of the following:
    • CSE 1222 Introduction to Computer Programming in C++ (3 cr.)
    • CSE 1223 Introduction to Computer Programming in Java (3 cr.)
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  • Math 2153 Calculus III (4 cr.)
  • Math 3345 Foundations of Higher Mathematics (3 cr.)
  • Math 2568 Linear Algebra (3 cr.)
  • Math 4530 Probability (3 cr.)  or Stat 4201 Introduction to Math Statistics I (4 cr.)
  • Stat 4202 Introduction to Math Statistics II (4 cr.)
  • Math 2255 Differential Equations and Their Applications (3 cr.)
  • Math 3589 Introduction to Financial Math (3 cr.)
  • Math 3607 Beginning Scientific Computing (3 cr.)
  • Math 3618 Theory of Interest (3 cr.)
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Math 4557 Partial Differential Equations (3 cr.)
    • Math 4512 Partial Differential Equations for Science and Engineering (3 cr.)
    • Math 4547 Introductory Analysis I (3 cr.)
  • Math 5632 Financial Economics for Actuaries (3 cr.)
  • Choose one of the following:
    • BusFin 3120 Foundations of Finance (3 cr.)
    • BusFin 3220 Business Finance (3 cr.)

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Sample Four Year Schedule

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Autumn Semester

Math 1151
Econ 2001.01 or 2002.01
CSE 2111, 1222 or 1223

Spring Semester 

Math 1152
Math 1295
Econ 2001.01 or 2002.01
CSE 2111, 1222 or 1223

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Autumn Semester

Math 2153
Math 3618
Acctmis 2000

Spring Semester 

Math 3345
Math 2255

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Autumn Semester

Math 4530 or Stat 4201
Math 2568
Math 4557

Spring Semester 

Stat 4202
Math 3589

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Autumn Semester

Math 3607

Spring Semester

Math 5632
BusFin 3120 or 3220