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On behalf of my colleagues, I'd like to welcome you to the Department of Mathematics at the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography.

The Department of Mathematics is committed to excellence in teaching, innovative research, and providing a student-centered program. The Mathematics faculty work closely with students to create an engaging and exciting learning environment. Beyond the classroom, students can participate in programs and events designed to promote and showcase mathematics within the academic discipline. 

The college's Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program provides the mathematical skills required to solve problems within the field of mathematics and other related disciplines. The curriculum in this program provides a “core” background of pure and applied mathematics courses.  This program will give students foster analytical, abstract, and critical thinking skills necessary to either enter a graduate program or pursue a career in education, science, industry, or business.

I wish you the best in your academic career here at the college, and my colleagues and I look forward to meeting you in the near future.

Sincerely,

Jason Gershman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Chair of Mathematics
College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography

 

The mathematics major provides a core of applied mathematics, pure mathematics, and analytical sciences.  This major provides students with the mathematical skills to formulate, abstract, analyze and solve problems typically encountered by mathematicians, educators, government officials, scientists, engineers, and other professionals.  

Graduates of this program will be prepared to enter graduate study in mathematics and pursue careers in science, industry, and business.

 

*Students are required to complete 30 credit hours as part of the General Education Program Requirements and 53 Credits of Major Requirements. 

Mathematics Major Courses Requirements (27 Credits)
MATH 2100 or MATH 2100H  Calculus I 4 Credits
MATH 2200 or MATH 2200H Calculus II  4 Credits

MATH 2500

or

CSIS 2050

Introduction to Advanced Mathematics 

 

Discrete Mathematics

3 Credits

MATH 3200

Calculus III

4 Credits

MATH 3300

Introductory Linear Algebra

3 Credits

MATH 3400

Ordinary Differential Equations

3 Credits

MATH 4050

or

MATH 4350

Advanced Calculus I

 

Abstract Algebra I

3 Credits

MATH 4060

or

MATH 4360

Advanced Calculus II

 

Abstract Algebra II

3 Credits
Laboratory science course requirements (8 Credits)
CHEM 1300 or CHEM 1300H General Chemistry I & Lab 4 Credits
CHEM 1310 or CHEM 1310H General Chemistry II & Lab 4 Credits
CSIS 2101 Fundamentals of Computer Programming 4 Credits
CSIS 3101 Advanced Computer Programming 4 Credits

PHYS 2350

or

PHYS 2400

General Physics I & Lab

 

General Physics II & Lab

4 Credits

PHYS 2360

or

PHYS 2500

General Physics II & Lab

 

Physics II & Lab

4 Credits

Major electives (18 credits)
MATH 3050 Mathematics and Biology 3 Credits
MATH 3260 Combinatorics 3 Credits
MATH 3270 Logic 3 Credits
MATH 3340 Linear Algebra II 3 Credits
MATH 3350 Number Theory 3 Credits
MATH 3450 Elementary Differential Geometry 3 Credits
MATH 3900 History of Mathematics 3 Credits
MATH 4050 Advanced Calculus II 3 Credits
MATH 4060 Advanced Calculus II 3 Credits
MATH 4100 Introduction to Topology 3 Credits
MATH 4200 Complex Variables 3 Credits
MATH 4300 Numerical Methods  3 Credits
MATH 4350 Abstract Algebra I 3 Credits
MATH 4360 Abstract Algebra II 3 Credits
MATH 4400 Partial Differential Equations 3 Credits
MATH 4450 Basic Probability 3 Credits
MATH 4500 Probability and Statistics 3 Credits
MATH 4600 Introduction to Applied Mathematics 3 Credits
MATH 4700 Applied Cryptography 3 Credits
MATH 4900 Special Topics in Mathematics 3 Credits
MATH 4950 Internships in Mathematics 3 Credits
MATH 4990 Independent Study in Mathematics 3 Credits

The following courses are EXCLUDED for credit toward the mathematics major:

  • MATH 3030 Applied Statistics II (3 Credits)
  • MATH 4020 Applied Regression Analysis (3 Credits)
  • MATH 4040 Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis (3 Credits)
  • MATH 4080 Introduction to Statistical Computations (3 Credits)

 

The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the 2019-2020 edition of the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.

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Mathematics Minor Requirements (17 credits)

The mathematics minor at the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography provides an opportunity to deepen their understanding of their own fields and develop professional tools that may not be commonly available to their peers. Mathematics is extensively used throughout the disciplines, including the sciences, engineering, finance, and social sciences. For those already engaging in disciplines with higher mathematics courses, the minor in mathematics is appropriate for all NSU students looking to broaden their mathematical horizons.

*Select 17 credits of MATH courses at the 2000 or higher level and at least 9 credits at the 3000 level or higher.

The courses eligible for this minor include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • MATH 2100 Calculus I (4 credits) OR MATH 2100H Calculus I Honors (4 credits)
  • MATH 2200 Calculus II (4 credits) OR MATH 2200H Calculus II Honors (4 credits)
  • MATH 2250 Euclidean Geometry (3 credits)
  • MATH 3200 Calculus III (4 credits)
  • MATH 3300 Introductory Linear Algebra (3 credits)
  • MATH 3350 Number Theory (3 credits)
  • MATH 3400 Ordinary Differential Equations (3 credits)
  • MATH 4500 Probability and Statistics (3 credits)
  • MATH 4900 Special Topics (3 credits)
  • MATH 4990 Independent Study (3 credits)

The following courses are excluded for credit toward the mathematics minor:

  • MATH 2020 Applied Statistics (3 credits) OR MATH 2020H Applied Statistics Honors (3 credits)
  • MATH 2080 Applied Calculus (3 credits)
  • MATH 3030 Applied Statistics II (3 credits)
  • MATH 4020 Applied Regression Analysis (3 credits)
  • MATH 4040 Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis (3 credits)
  • MATH 4080 Introduction to Statistical Computations (3 credits)

Applied Statistics Minor Requirements (15 credits)

The applied statistics minor requires the successful completion of 15 credit hours of statistics courses with a MATH prefix at the 2000 or higher level, including at least 9 credit hours at the 3000 level or higher, with the exception of MATH 2020 Applied Statistics, which is excluded from the minor.

The courses eligible for this minor include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • MATH 3030 Applied Statistics II (3 credits)
  • MATH 3300 Introductory Linear Algebra (3 credits)
  • MATH 4020 Applied Regression Analysis (3 credits)
  • MATH 4040 Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis (3 credits)
  • MATH 4080 Introduction to Statistical Computations (3 credits)
  • MATH 4500 Probability and Statistics (3 credits)
  • MATH 4900 Special Topics (1-3 credits)
  • MATH 4990 Independent Study (1-3 credits)
Contact Person:

Donna Saporito
Administrative Assistant
Department of Mathematics
Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography
dsaporito@nova.edu
(954) 262-8339
Fax: (954) 262-3685

Mailing address:
Department of Mathematics
Parker Building
Suite 320
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

For more information on Career Opportunities in Mathematics:

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