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2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Mathematics, BS Major in

The BS major in mathematics requires the same math courses as the BA, plus the completion of one of seven tracks: Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics. 

Program Requirements

Candidates for graduation must fulfill the following requirements:

1. Total Semester Hours: 124

The successful completion of at least 124 semester hours and a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in work completed at Hofstra.

2. Liberal Arts

At least 62 semester hours of liberal arts courses. At least 55 of these credits must be completed in courses other than mathematics.

3. Residence Requirements

There are two requirements that must ordinarily be completed in residence at Hofstra: 15 semester hours in the major field of specialization and the last 30 semester hours. The 15 semester hours need not be included within the last 30 hours.

4. General Requirements

The following general requirements:

  • 6 s.h. of Humanities distribution credit
  • foreign language (same as for BA) unless student is also pursuing a BS in another natural science. In such cases, the language requirement will be that of the other BS degree. If the other BS degree includes no language requirement, there will be no language requirement for the BS in mathematics.
  • 6 s.h. of social science distribution credit

(See Distribution Courses .)

5b. Advanced Mathematics Electives

An additional 15 semester hours of mathematics numbered above 100 (excluding MATH 185 and 198B) with at least two courses chosen from the following:

6. Options Requirements

The successful completion of one of the tracks listed below.

Actuarial Science Option

Completion of the following courses:

Applied Mathematics Option

Completion of 9 additional semester hours of mathematics numbered above 100, excluding MATH 185  and 198B 

Additionally, at least four courses selected from the following must be among the mathematics courses taken. 

Engineering Option

Completion of the following courses:

Mathematics Option

Completion of 9 additional hours of advanced mathematics courses, excluding MATH 185  and 198B , chosen under advisement.

Physics Option

Completion of PHYS 012A  and 012B , plus two courses selected from PHYS 104 , 118A , 140 . All mathematics courses and all advanced courses in other areas presented toward the fulfillment of the BS in Mathematics must be completed with a minimum grade of C-.