Math Financial Track

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.

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

Financial Math Track Requirements


Students interested in majoring in the financial math track will be required to complete the following course work comprised of core classes and electives. Many of the other math major tracks offered within the Department of Mathematics have similar core major requirements; the main differences lie within the elective choices.  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.

Prerequisite Courses

  • Math 1295 Introductory Math Major Seminar (1 cr.)
  • Math 1151 Calculus I (5 cr.)
  • Math 1152 Calculus II (5 cr.)
  • Acct 2000 Foundations of Accounting (3 cr.)
  • Econ 2001.01 Principles of Microeconomics (3 cr.)
  • Econ 2002.01 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
  • CSE 2111 Modeling and Problem Solving with Spreadsheets and Databases (3 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.)

Financial Track Course Requirements

  • 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.)

Sample 4 Year Schedule


Additional hours may be necessary depending on course selection.

Year 1


Autumn Semester Spring Semester
Math 1151
CSE 2111
Econ 2001 or 2002
ARTSSCI 1100.01
GE
5
3
3
1
3
Math 1152
Math 1295
Econ 2001 or 2002
English 1110
CSE 1222 or CSE 1223
5
1
3
3
3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15

Year 2


Autumn Semester Spring Semester
Math 2153
Math 3618
Acct 2000
GE
GE
4
3
3
3
3
Math 3345
Math 2568
GE
GE
GE
3
3
3
3
3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15

Year 3


Autumn Semester Spring Semester
Math 4530 or Stat 4201
Math 2255
Math 3589
GE
3-4
3
3
3
Stat 4202
Math 4557
GE
GE
4
3
3
3
Total Hours 12-13 Total Hours 13

Year 4


Autumn Semester Spring Semester
Math 3607
GE
GE
GE
3
3
3
3
Math 5632
BusFin 3120 or 3220
GE

 
3
3
3
Total Hours 12 Total Hours 9

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