B.S. in Mathematical Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences

Note: This page may be outdated. There are many new tracks available under this degree. Please see the FIU Course Catalog, or the department advisor Prof Zweibel, for more up-to-date information.

Degree Program Hours: 120

The work towards a Bachelor degree in Mathematical Sciences emphasizes study of applied mathematics and it is supplemented by additional requirements in computer science and applied statistics.

Lower Division Preparation

To qualify for admission to the program, FIU undergraduates must have met all the lower division requirements including CLAST, completed 60 semester hours, and must be otherwise acceptable into the program.

Required Courses

  • MAC 2311 Calculus I
  • MAC 2312 Calculus II
  • MAC 2313 Calculus III
  • MAP 2302 Differential Equations
  • MAS 3105 Linear Algebra

One of the following programming courses is also required

  • COP 2210 Introduction to Programming
  • COP 2250 Java Programming
  • CGS 2423 C for Engineers

In addition, we require the completion of two of the following non-math courses with lab

  • BSC 1010 General Biology I
  • BSC 1011 General Biology II
  • CHM 1045 General Chemistry I
  • CHM 1046 General Chemistry II
  • PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus I
  • PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus II

Upper Division Program

Required Courses

  • COP 3337 Intermediate Programming(3 credits)
  • COP 3402 Fundamentals of Computer Systems (3 credits)
  • MAD 2104 Discrete Mathematics (3 credits)
  • MAD 3401 Numerical Analysis (3 credits)
  • MAD 3512 Introduction to the Theory of Algorithms (3 credits)
  • MAP 4401 Advanced Differential Equations (3 credits)
  • STA 3163 Statistical Methods I (3 credits)
  • STA 3164 Statistical Method II(3 credits)
  • MAT 4934 Senior Seminar (1 credit)

In addition, two courses from the following list:

  • COP 3530 Data Structures(3 credits)
  • MAA 4402 Complex Variables (3 credits)
  • MAD 3305 Graph Theory (3 credits)
  • MAP 3103 Mathematical Modeling (3 credits)
  • MHF 4302 Mathematical Logic (3 credits)
  • STA 5446 Probability Theory (3 credits)
  • MAD 4203 Inroduction to Combinatorics* (3 credits)
  • STA 4603 Mathematical Techniques of Operations Research I* (3 credits)
  • STA 4604 Mathematical Techniques of Operations Research II* (3 credits)
  • MAD 5405 Numerical Methods* (3 credits)
  • MAS 5145 Applied Linear Algebra* (3 credits)

*These courses are not yet officially on this list, but a waiver can be obtained from the math department to make these acceptable for graduation.


The balance of the 60 semester hour requirement for graduation may be chosen from any courses in the university approved by the student's advisor.

The following courses are not acceptable for credit toward graduation, unless a student has passed the course before declaring a Mathematical Sciences major: MAC 2233, STA 1013, STA 3122-23, STA 2023, and QMB 3150 (College of Business Administration).