Mathematics

Overview

A minor

Math has always come easy to you. You realize that math principles are the foundation of various disciplines and that math can complement many fields.

In fact, employers often seek graduates with mathematical and analytical skills. Students who desire a more in-depth understanding of mathematics may select this minor. All of the courses in this program focus on problem solving, while many emphasize the use of technology and include various computer software programs that may not be covered in other courses.

Future careers, post-grad opportunities

You will be equipped to enter careers in government agencies and consulting firms, or you could work as a financial analyst, statistical analyst, or financial consultant. You will also be well prepared to pursue a graduate degree in mathematics, statistics, or economics.

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Requirements

For a 12-credit minor:

Students in the Mathematics minor will select four (4) courses above their core requirements from the following list (at least one must be at the 400 level)*:

  • Actuarial Statistics I (AM230)
  • Actuarial Statistics II (AM231)
  • Actuarial Statistics III (AM332)
  • Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (MATH121)
  • Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (MATH122)
  • Math of Finance (MATH129)
  • Linear Algebra (MATH226)
  • Discrete Structures (MATH228)
  • Statistics II (MATH350)
  • Software Applications in Mathematics (MATH354)
  • Elementary Number Theory (MATH409)
  • Statistical and Mathematical Decision Making (MATH456)
  • Special Topics in Mathematics (MATH485)
  • Directed Study in Mathematics (MATH497)

NOTE: No more than two calculus courses may be counted toward the four courses. The core requirement is either Mathematical Analysis (MATH110) and Statistics (MATH201) or Calculus and Analytic Geometry I and II (MATH 121, MATH 122). If a student starts with MATH110 and MATH201, he/she may count MATH121 and MATH122 toward the minor. A student who takes MATH110 or MATH110HN may not take MATH129. A student may not take both MATH350 and AM332. 

The Mathematics minor is not open to Actuarial Mathematics students.

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To learn more, please contact:
Kristin Kennedy, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor of Mathematics 
kkennedy@bryant.edu

MATH FOR THE REAL WORLD

Chirayu Patel ‘12
Financial analyst
Raytheon 

"The Mathematics department at Bryant is excellent for students, like me, who want to succeed," says Patel. He points to three "outstanding" sources of support: professors' advice, office hours, and lectures that were "highly interactive."

"In class, professors encourage participation and the use of real-world applications," he said, adding: "The professors were always available for extra help if I didn’t understand a particular topic."

Proud of her Bryant degree

Amanda Zagame ‘11
MA candidate Math & Stats
Boston University

“The Bryant experience – especially being part of the Honors program – was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I pushed myself further than I ever thought I could. And, in the end, I’m really proud of what I accomplished here,” says Amanda Zagame ’11 who is now pursuing a master’s in Mathematics and Statistics at Boston University. “Bryant students are more focused, determined, and diligent than students I’ve met from other colleges because … the Amica Center drills it into our heads that we are entering highly competitive fields and we have to set ourselves apart.”