About the Program

Mathematics helps students understand the world. In addition, mathematics provides the basis of many other sciences, including chemistry, biology, computer science, and physics (and it can be applied to medical science). The mathematics minor provides an excellent way for mathematics-minded students to enhance their undergraduate experience.

About the Mathematics Department

159 Science and Math Complex
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5621
Fax: (716) 878-6107
https://mathematics.buffalostate.edu/

Program Requirements

Required Courses (11-14 credit hours)
Select one from the following: 4-5
MAT 126 APPLIED CALCULUS I (4)
MAT 161 CALCULUS I *1 (4)

Select one from the following: 4-5
MAT 127 APPLIED CALCULUS II (4)
MAT 162 CALCULUS II *1 (4)

Select one from the following: 3-4
MAT 202 INTRODUCTION TO LINEAR ALGEBRA
MAT 270 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
MAT 263 CALCULUS III *1 (4)

Electives (9 credit hours)
Select from the following: 9
MAT 300 TECHNIQUES OF PROOF (prerequisite: MAT 162 and MAT 270)
MAT 301 FUNDAMENTALS OF ABSTRACT ALGEBRA (prerequisites: MAT 202 and MAT 300)
MAT 302 ABSTRACT ALGEBRA II (prerequisite: MAT 301)
MAT 309 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS II (prerequisite: MAT 270)
MAT 311 INTRODUCTORY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS (3 years of HS Regents mathematics)
MAT 315 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (prerequisite: MAT 263 or permission of instructor)
MAT 316 INTERMEDIATE DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (prerequisite: MAT 315)
MAT 318 MATHEMATICAL MODELING
MAT 319 MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY (prerequisite: MAT 161 or permission of instructor))
MAT 322 MODERN GEOMETRY (prerequisite: MAT 270 or MAT 300)
MAT 325 PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS (prerequisites: MAT 127 or MAT 162 and MAT 270 or permission of instructor)
MAT 351 ELEMENTARY THEORY OF NUMBERS (4 years of HS Regents mathematics)
MAT 370 APPLIED NETWORKS (prerequisites: MAT 202 and MAT 270)
MAT 381 PROBABILITY THEORY (prerequisites: MAT 270 and MAT 127 or MAT 162. Credit will not be awarded for both MAT 325 and MAT 381)
MAT 382 MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS (prerequisites: MAT 263 and MAT 381)
MAT 383 APPLIED STATISTICS I (prerequisites: MAT 382 or MAT 325 or MAT 311 and MAT 381)
MAT 390 INTRODUCTION TO OPERATIONS RESEARCH (prerequisite: MAT 202 and MAT 270)
MAT 401 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTABILITY (prerequisites MAT 270 and either MAT 301 or MAT 351)
MAT 404 APPLICATIONS OF LINEAR ALGEBRA (prerequisites: MAT 263 and MAT 264 and MAT 202)
MAT 411 COMPLEX VARIABLES (prerequisite: MAT 263)
MAT 417 INTRODUCTION TO REAL ANALYSIS I (prerequisite: MAT 263)
MAT 418 INTRODUCTION TO REAL ANALYSIS II (prerequisite: MAT 417)
MAT 430 SET THEORY (prerequisites: MAT 300 with at least a C or PHI 307 with at least a C)
MAT 431 MATHEMATICAL LOGIC (prerequisite: MAT 300 with at least a C or PHI 307 with at least a C)
MAT 461 NUMERICAL ANALYSIS (prerequisites: MAT 263 and MAT 264 and MAT 202)
MAT 471 INTRODUCTION TO TOPOLOGY (prerequisite: MAT 300 and MAT 301 or MAT 417)
MAT 490 SEMINAR (Permission of Instructor) (1-3)
MAT 491 CAPSTONE RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS (prerequisite: MAT 301 or MAT 417 and senior status or permission of instructor)
MAT 495 SPECIAL PROJECT (Permission of Instructor) (1-3)
MAT 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY (Permission of Instructor) (3-12)

Total Credit Hours 20-23
1
MAT 161, MAT 162, and MAT 263 have one-hour co-requisites, MAT 163, MAT 164, MAT 264, respectively.264, respectively.