Mathematics Major

Eleven courses beyond Calculus 1 and Calculus 2 are required to receive the Bachelor of Arts in mathematics.

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
MATH 1700Mathematical Modelling4
MATH 2001Discrete Mathematics4
MATH 2004Multivariable Calculus I4
MATH 2006Linear Algebra I4
MATH 3005Abstract Algebra I4
Select one of the following concentrations:16
Pure Mathematics Concentration
Linear Algebra II
Real Analysis
Complex Analysis
Topics in Geometry
Applied Mathematics Concentration
Differential Equations
Numerical Analysis
Select two electives. Must be four credit MATH courses numbered 2000 or higher 1

Any course with the MATH subject code may fulfill this requirement.

Additional Information

To graduate with a mathematics major, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in all courses in the major.

We strongly recommend that mathematics majors or minors take CISC 1600 Computer Science I as early as their schedules allow.

Prospective mathematics majors should consult with the chair before constructing a plan of study.

Bachelor of Science degree

The above courses are required to receive the degree of Bachelor of Arts in mathematics. To receive the Bachelor of Science degree, students must also complete two of the following courses:

Course Title Credits
PHYS 1601Introduction to Physics I4
PHYS 1602Introduction to Physics II4
PHYS/NSCI 1701Physics I3
PHYS/NSCI 1702Physics II3
CISC 1600Computer Science I3
CISC 2000Computer Science II3
CISC 2200Data Structures4


The major in mathematics is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Students in Fordham's School of Professional and Continuing Studies may major in mathematics only if they receive the approval of their advising dean and/or department, and their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill or Lincoln Center campuses.

Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum and any additional electives that may be required to earn a minimum of 124 credits.

CIP Code

27.0101 - Mathematics, General.

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