Mathematical Finance

Bachelor of Science Degree

Program Overview

The mathematical finance major is a highly valued major by employers because it places more emphasis on the theoretical and mathematical underpinnings of business than a traditional finance major; and thus graduates are known to have the strong quantitative skills that are in demand by today's finance sector.

The mathematical finance major is designed to provide:

  • Training in both mathematics and finance
  • The background necessary for graduate work in mathematical finance, financial mathematics, and related disciplines
  • The skills to step into a career in finance

With a degree in mathematical finance you will appreciate and understand how modern business decisions are being driven by data and overlaying models. You will be able to use your training to collect, curate, and model data to perform various tasks from business intelligence to business analytics (descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive).

Student Societies, Clubs and Extracurricular opportunities

Mathematical finance majors are housed in the computing and mathematics department where several faculty members have active undergraduate research programs in which students are encouraged to participate. Professional and honor societies that students and faculty members are active in include:

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Mathematical Society
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Association of Women Mathematicians
  • International Association of Mathematical Physics
  • Kappa Mu Epsilon
  • Mathematical Association of America
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Course Offerings
  • Introduction to Computing (CSC 111)
  • Intermediate Programming (CSC 206)
  • Calculus I (MAT 201)
  • Calculus II (MAT 202)
  • Calculus III (MAT 321)
  • Differential Equations (MAT 211)
  • Linear and Matrix Algebra (MAT 312)
  • Investments (FIN 418)
  • Financial Management (FIN 338)
  • Advanced Financial Management (FIN 438)
  • Probability and Statistics (MAT 325)
  • Advanced Calculus (MAT 421)
  • Mathematical Methods in Physics (PHY 455)
  • Money and Banking Finance (FIN 303)
  • Capital Markets (FIN 461)
  • Principles of Financial Accounting I (ACT 215)
  • Principles of Financial and Managerial Accounting II (ACT 216)
  • Quantitative Analysis (ACT 320)
  • Principles of Economics I (BUS 201)
  • Principles of Economics II (BUS 202)
  • Business Law I (BUS 325)
  • Principles of Management (MGT 130)
  • Strategic Management (MGT 431)
  • Principles of Marketing (MKT 130
  • Senior Paper/Project Preparation (MAT 498)
  • Senior Paper/Project (MAT 499)

Computing and Mathematics Department