BS in Math – Industry Track

If you are a math major and interested in working in industry then this track is for you. Here are some course recommendations

## Degree

- BS(Math)

## Possible minors

- Data Science (You can take two of these requirements as part of the math major – CSIT 104 and MATH 122)
- Minor in Leadership

## Other elective courses

Also provided below are a list of highly recommended courses as part of your free electives. You may already have taken some them as part of other requirements.

- CSIT 104 Python Programming
- STAT 230 Data Science and Statistics
- WRIT 206 (Workplace writing) or WRIT 207 (Technical writing)
- INFO 365 Foundations of Business Analytics
- CMST 146 (Interpersonal Communication) or PSYC 120 (Psychology of Leadership for Emerging Leaders: Theory and Application)
- COED 401 (Co-op experience). This is part of the math elective but we recommend taking it as a free elective. Please consult with the math chair about applying for the co-op.

## Co-curricular activity

- Take on a leadership position in the math club
- Prepare an e-portfolio. Talk to your advisor about this.

BS in Math – Civic Engagement/Public Affairs Track

If you are a math major and interested in working in non-profit institutions, for governmental agencies or intergovernmental institutions such as the United Nations or World Bank, you should consider the ‘Public Affairs’ track.

## Degree

- BS(Math) or
- Five year BS (Math)/MA (Social Research Analysis)

## Possible minors

- Minor in international studies or
- Minor in Leadership

## Other elective courses

We strongly recommend that you take the following elective courses if they are not already satisfied by other requirements:

- Math and Society Currently offered under MATH 495: Special Topics in Advanced Undergraduate Mathematics (with Dr. Helen Roberts)*
- PSYC 120 Psychology of Leadership for Emerging Leaders: Theory and Application
- One of the following courses on international studies: INTL 100, ANTH 125, POLS 202, SOCI 113, INBS 250, ECON 350
- One of the following courses on development: SOCI 220, ANTH 110, ECON 303,)**
- CSIT 104 Python Programming
- STAT 230 Data Science and Statistics
- WRIT 206 (Workplace writing) or WRIT 207 (Technical writing)

## Co-curricular activity

- Participate in STEM Core Fellowship, a Civic Engaged program in junior or senior year
- Serve as Math Ambassador
- A summer internship in Junior or senior year (Non-profit Institutions, United Nations, World Bank etc.)
- Do a community based research project with a math department faculty.
- Prepare an e-portfolio

BS in Math – Networks and Complexity Track

If you are a math major and interested in networks and complexity science, we recommend the following programmatic experience.

## Degree

- BS(Math) or
- Five year BS (Math)/MS (Math).

## Other elective courses

We strongly recommend that you take the following elective courses either as Math electives or Free electives:

- MATH Graph Theory
- MATH Optimization
- STAT 230 Data Science and Statistics
- MATH 369 Mathematical Modeling
- MATH 520 Introduction to Complexity Science (this is a graduate course but can be taken with special permission)

## Co-curricular activity

- Participate in a research project with a math faculty working in this area
- Become a member of the Northeastern Regional Complex Systems Society (NERCCS). Ask Dr. Ashwin Vaidya (vaidyaa@montclair.edu) for more information about this.
- Attend the annual NERCCS conference in April.
- Participate in the math club.

BS in Math – Ph.D. in mathematics/mathematical-science track

If you are a math major and interested in pursuing higher mathematics we recommend the following path.

## Degree

- BS(Math) or
- Five year BS (Math)/MS (Math). If you are interested in going to graduate school for a Ph.D. in math or math related discipline, we highly recommend this program.

## Other elective courses

We strongly recommend that you take the following elective courses either as Math electives or free electives:

- At least 3-5 additional math courses
- STAT 230
- MATH 497 Math Research. This is an independent research course for which you will need to speak with a math faculty member. We suggest that you spend at least one full year doing research which would earn you 6cr for this course.

## Co-curricular activity

- Participate in a research project with a math faculty working in this area for at least one year
- Work as a Supplemental Instructor/tutor for the math department. Ask the chair about this once you have taken Calculus 1 and 2 and earned a good grade in the course.
- Become a student member of the American Mathematical Society or Mathematical Association of America. Ask Dr. Ashwin Vaidya (vaidyaa@montclair.edu) for more information about this.
- Serve as a math ambassador
- Participate in the math club.

BS in Math – Math and Art track

If you are a math major and interested in math and arts, we recommend the following programmatic experience.

## Degree

- BS(Math)

## Possible minors

- Minor in Visual Arts (18 cr)
- Certificate in innovation design. (9cr)

## Other elective courses

We strongly recommend that you take the following elective courses either as Math electives or free electives:

- MATH Projective Geometry
- MATH 375 History of Math
- MATH 497 Math research related to math and art. You could do a research project or serve on the editorial team of the LASER Magazine for credit or an informal activity.
- COED 401 (Co-op experience – which a more formal internship for which you can earn college credits). This is part of the math elective but we recommend taking it as a free elective.

## Co-curricular activity

- Participate in a research project with a math faculty working in this area.
- Participate in the math club.
- You should consider doing an internship at a Museum such as the National Museum of Mathematics in New York City or other such art related companies/institutions.
- Become a member of the MAA. Ask your department chair for help.
- Become a member of the Bridges Organization.
- Prepare an e-portfolio. Consult your department advisor about this.