Apr 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2022-2023 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Mathematics (BS) and Finance (MS), Dual-degree Program

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Students must complete a minimum of 145 semester hours: a minimum of 115 semester hours toward their undergraduate degree and 30 semester hours of graduate work toward the M.S. in Finance. A sample schedule for the combined degree is available from either the Mathematics Department or Zarb School of Business.

Students admitted to this dual-degree program will receive a B.S. in Mathematics upon completion of the following requirements:

  1. The complete B.S. requirements described in the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section of the Undergraduate Bulletin: 55 semester hours in liberal arts courses other than mathematics.
  2. The specific major requirements for the B.S. Major in Mathematics (with MATH 137 and 138 used as six of the 9 required advanced undergraduate elective semester hours numbered above 100 and MATH 138 used for the 138/146/172/173 requirement) as listed below.


Undergraduate Mathematics Requirements:

Undergraduate mathematics requirements (link):

MATH 071, 072, 073, 100, 114, 135A, 137, 138, 145, 171; two of MATH 146 or MATH 172 or MATH 173*; 9 additional hours in advanced mathematics courses numbered above 100**; (excluding MATH 185 and MATH 198B) the remaining requirements for the chosen option for the B.S. in Mathematics listed here; PHYS 011A and 011B, CSC 015 or CSC 016. ACCT 101 is strongly recommended.

*Students pursuing the Actuarial Science Option choose only one of MATH 146 or MATH 172 or MATH 173, and replace the second with MATH 138.

**Students pursuing the Actuarial Science Option need 6 of the 9 additional semester hours in advanced mathematics to be MATH 137 and MATH 139;

Math 137 and 138 are strongly recommended for all students pursing this program. MATH 137 and 138 will suffice for the QM 1 requirement of the business degree.

Graduate Finance Requirements*:

Completion of one of the following concentrations:

(a) Concentration in Investment Analysis:

(b) Concentration in Risk Management:


* No degree credit is given for Bloomberg certification, nor is tuition charged. Students should speak to the Finance Department chair for information about obtaining this certification.

** Residency Workshops are courses worth less than one credit that are taken in a student’s first or second semester.

***With permission of the Finance Department chair, MS in finance students may take ACCT 218  in lieu of FIN 206.

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