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300 Jay Street
Namm Hall 711 (N-711)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 718-260-5380

Applied Mathematics-Science/BS

The Applied Mathematics program is designed for students with an interest in mathematics and real-world problem-solving.

An applied mathematics degree is quite versatile, and graduates will have the skills needed to adapt to a rapidly changing work environment. Upon graduation, students can begin careers in the financial, information, pharmaceutical and related industries. The program contains three options: information science, financial science and science. Students must complete a set of common required courses as well as one of the three sequences. A two-semester internship is also required, which is essential for finding employment.

Learning Outcomes for Applied Mathematics Majors

Applied mathematics graduates will be able to:

  • Organize and analyze data
  • Formulate problems mathematically and choose appropriate methods to solve them
  • Make detailed logical arguments
  • Use technology effectively in the solutions to mathematical problems when it is appropriate
  • Communicate clearly and persuasively
  • Make professional presentations
  • Be prepared to enter the workforce or pursue a Master’s degree

Concentration: (ASB) Applied Mathematics – Science

This concentration is designed for those interested in applying mathematics to medical and related industries. There is an emphasis on statistics, biology and chemistry. There are many options for graduates including scientist, research analyst, scientific programmer and statistician. The applications of mathematics in this industry include designing experiments to test drug safety and effectiveness, creating computer-based models of the spread of disease and assessing the risks of different medical treatments.

Admission into the Program in Applied Mathematics

Students applying for admission must meet the College standards for admission into a baccalaureate program and must be eligible to enroll in MAT 1475. Prospective transfer students should consult with the Mathematics Department at the earliest possible point to be certain that they gain maximum transfer credit and that they enter the program with the requisite background. Current City Tech students seeking to enter the program must secure the approval of the Mathematics Department to file a change of curriculum request with the Office of the Registrar. Students should be aware that the program requires a high level of math proficiency and that those unprepared for the rigorous coursework may be obliged to complete prerequisites before beginning their upper-level coursework in applied mathematics. This may add to the credits required for graduation.

The College will grant a bachelor of science degree in Applied Mathematics upon a student’s successful completion of the 120 credits of the degree requirements.




English Composition (2 courses, 6 credits)

ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1121 English Composition II 3

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning2 (1 course, 4 credits)

MAT 1475 Calculus I or higher meets a degree requirement 4

Life and Physical Sciences

CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I (recommended)3-4


World Cultures and Global Issues

Any Approved Course 3

US Experience in its Diversity

ECON 1101 Macroeconomics (recommended)3

Individual and Society

Any Approved Course 3

Creative Expression

Any Approved Course 3

Scientific World

CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I (recommended) 3-4

One additional course from any group

MAT 2440 Discrete Structures and Algorithms I (recommended) 3


• One course in Speech/Oral Communication
COM 1330

Public Speaking or higher

• One interdisciplinary Liberal Arts and Sciences course
(Any approved course)

• Additional liberal arts credits to reach a minimum total of 42 credits in general education. In meeting their general education requirements overall, students must take at least one advanced liberal arts course or two sequential courses in a foreign language

Writing Intensive Requirement

Students at New York City College of Technology must complete two courses designated WI for the associate level, one from GenEd and one from the major; and two additional courses designated WI for the baccalaureate level, one from GenEd and one from the major.

BIO 1101 Biology I 4
BIO 2311 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
CST 1101 Problem Solving with Computer programming 3
CST 2403 C++ Programming I 3
CST 3503 C++ Programming II 3
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1210 General Chemistry II 4
CHEM 2223 Organic Chemistry I 5
MAT 1475 Calculus I 3 4
MAT 1575 Calculus II 4
MAT 2440 Discrete Structures and Algorithms I 3
MAT 2572 Probability and Mathematical Statistics I 4
MAT 2580 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
MAT 2630 Applied Mathematics Technology – Numerical Methods 3
MAT 2675 Calculus III 4
MAT 2680 Differential Equations 3
MAT 3672 Probability and Mathematical Statistics II 4
MAT 3770 Mathematical Modeling I – Optimization 3
MAT 3772 Stochastic Models 3
MAT 3880 An Introduction to Partial Differential Equations using Mathematical Methods in Biology 3
MAT 4672 Computational Statistics 4
MAT 4900 Internship I 2
MAT 4901 Internship II 2

Electives (select as needed to add up to 784)

BIO 2312 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
CHEM 2323 Organic Chemistry I 5
MAT 2540 Discrete Structures and Algorithms II 3
MAT 3777 Applied Mathematics Applications of the Wave Equation 3
MAT 3787 Applied Mathematics – Finite Fields 3
MAT 3788 Applications of the Heat Equation for Financial Mathematics 3
MAT 4788 Financial Risk Modeling 3
MAT 4872 Probability and Mathematical Statistics III 4
MAT 4880 Mathematical Modeling II 3

1 Students are advised to consult the program-specific requirements for “doubleduty” courses: program-specific requirements that also meet CUNY Pathways general education requirements in that category. If students take different courses in these areas, they will be certified as having completed the Common Core areas, but it may not be possible for them to finish their degree program within the regular number of credits.

2 Complete lists of liberal arts and sciences courses and advanced liberal arts courses, as well as semester-specific lists of interdisciplinary courses and writing intensive courses, are available online at the City Tech Pathways website.

3 Students without the requisite math background to enter MAT 1475 must take MAT 1175, MAT 1275 and/or, MAT 1375 in preparation, depending on initial placement. This will increase the number of required credits for the degree by 4-12.

4 Some program-specific required courses might also satisfy the General Education Common Core. For example, a student satisfies quantitative reasoning by taking MAT 1475 Calculus I for 4 credits. The student could them take MAT 4872 as a 4 credit elective.