Financial Mathematics Major, (B.S.)

The major in the Finance track of the Mathematics major serves several purposes. The program prepares students to pursue careers and/or graduate education in Actuarial Mathematics and Financial Engineering as well as Data Analytics. Students will take courses in both Mathematics and Finance to learn about various financial models and their underlying mathematics.

Link to College Core requirement.

Freshman Year
CSAS 1114Intro to Program Design I3
MATH 1501Calculus I - Math - Phys Sci4
MATH 1511Calculus II - Math - Phys Sci4
MATH 1611Intro to Discrete Mathematics3
PHIL 1204Symbolic Logic (recommended)3
ECON 1402Principles of Economics I3
ECON 1403Principles of Economics II3
Sophomore Year
MATH 2511Calculus III - Math - Phys Sci4
MATH 2711Intro Probability - Statistics4
MATH 2813Linear Algebra4
BACC 2103Financial Accounting3
BFIN 2201Business Finance3
Junior-Senior Year
MATH 3515Analysis4
MATH 3711Statistical Analysis3
MATH 3721Financial Calculus3
MATH 4722Adv Topics Financial Calculus3
Select four of the following five courses:12
Financial Strategy
Investment Analysis
Futures, Options and Other Derivatives
Fixed Income Analysis
Financial Modeling
Total Hours66

Departmental Honors in Mathematics

Students who wish to graduate with departmental honors in mathematics:

  • must have 3.3 GPA in major courses numbered 3000 or above, including CSAS courses used to satisfy major requirements, a 3.0 overall average GPA, and must have taken at least 60 credits at Seton Hall;
  • must complete one full-year sequence in either Algebra (MATH 3815 Abstract Algebra-MATH 4816 Advanced Topics in Algebra) or Analysis (MATH 3515 Analysis-MATH 4516 Advanced Topics in Analysis); and
  • must complete a capstone project, ordinarily through a thesis developed for Senior Seminar (MATH 4912 Senior Project), under supervision of a department faculty member.

This requirement may be satisfied in conjunction with the thesis requirement in the Humanities Honors Program and is in addition to the 52-credit mathematics major requirement. 

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