We live in an information age. Why not be at the center of it?

In a technologically-driven world, a career in math and computer information science cannot be overstated. The field is growing and Mercy College can set you in the right direction.

By emphasizing applied math and computer language (JAVA), the Division of Mathematics and Computer Information Science gets you prepared for a Bachelor of Science degree - and the real world.

With technology well integrated into the curriculum, you'll develop the necessary skills and knowledge, graduate school and further education, and lifelong learning. You'll also become a better communicator, making this degree perfect if you want to become a teacher.

All these skills will make you more attractive in the competitive workplace and graduate schools of today.

Mathematics Fast Facts


  1. Our state-of-the-art computer labs use Maple and Derive for upper-level mathematics and programming courses.
  2. A Math/CIS lounge equipped with PCs, Sun systems, and reference books are also available for majors.

Program Outcomes

By the end of this program, students should be able to:

  • Apply quantification as a problem-solving strategy to real-world situations
  • Write a step-by-step deductive proof
  • Analyze data to determine what position or positions the data supports
  • Analyze and solve complex problems
  • Demonstrate technological skill and knowledge by completing a particular research project
  • Prepare and present a cohesive oral and written presentation on a specific mathematical topic

Mathematics B.S. Curriculum

General Liberal Arts and Sciences
General Education Requirements* 60 Credits
Major Concentration
  • Mathematics 45 Credits
  • Open Electives 15 Credits
Total 120 Credits

Students who choose the major concentration in Mathematics must complete:*

Foundation Courses

  • MATH 131 Foundations of Computing I*
  • MATH 231 Foundations in Computing II
  • MATH 244 Discrete Structures
  • MATH 260 Calculus I
  • MATH 261 Calculus II

Major Courses

  • MATH 307 Number Theory
  • MATH 315 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 350 Probability: Theory/Application
  • MATH 351 Statistics: Theory/Application
  • MATH 360 Calculus III
  • MATH 365 Algebraic Structures
  • MATH 417 Mathematical Modeling

and three courses in Mathematics selected from the following:

  • MATH 329 Numerical Analysis
  • MATH 362 Differential Equations
  • MATH 395 Special Topics in Mathematics
  • MATH 460 Advanced Calculus I
  • MATH 461 Advanced Calculus I
  • IASP 585 Applied Cryptography

Mercy College's 15-credit residency requirement in the major concentrations of mathematics, computer science or computer information systems must be satisfied by courses numbered 200 or above.

Mathematics majors who have not had their Mathematics core requirement waived should complete MATH 116 and MATH 201 (rather than MATH 115) as part of their General Education requirements.

MATH 201 is a Prerequisite for the major and must be used to fulfill general education requirements.

MATH 120 may be waived with division approval.

* These courses fulfill part of the General Education requirements.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for the Mathematics major include applied mathematics, accounting, operations research, actuarial science, game programming, teaching mathematics, statistics, and engineering.

Program taught in:
  • English

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