The purpose of this page is for addressing the concerns of students who are taking MAT courses for majors in other departments. It is not a math major resource. For help with the applied mathematics major, please visit Maths&CS Academic page.
Please email an advisor for assistance with overtallies, transfer mathematics credits, and requirements for your major. Be sure to include your full name, EMPLID, and a detailed description of your request. Please do not send the same email individually to multiple advisors in the department.
If you have any questions or difficulties registering for mathematics courses, please schedule an appointment with an advisor. A list of the department’s faculty advisors can be found at the bottom of the page.
For additional information, see Applied Mathematics Major Resources.
Please note over-tallies are not possible at this time for all modalities, especially hybrid and in-person sections. The capacity for each section is already set to the highest possible due to room capacity and other. Keep checking for any possible open seat from time to time.
- The Department Policy is that we do not over-tally any sections of STA 250 as long as there are sections open.
- Advisors do not waive prerequisites for courses. Such waivers often prevent upper level students about to graduate from registering for the course they need.
- Many students are asking if they can continue to take classes online. Our programs are not designed to be online programs. Students should expect to have to come to the campus in order to fullfill course requirements.
- The math department usually do not give credit if the course is not taken in a math or statistics department. We always preferred courses be from a math or statistics department. This is pretty much standard throughout CUNY. It is sometimes hard to evaluate statistics courses from the social sciences since their focus and the way they treat the subject is quite different from ours. Even graduate programs often require that undergraduate statistics be taken in a math or statistics department.
Q: What is the difference between STA 250 for graduate students only and regular STA 250?
A: The 8-week STA 250 course is designed for graduate students that need to get at least a B to continue on to graduate level courses. While it is possible for an undergraduate student to take it, there are some things you need to be aware of. The course is a bit more intense than a regular STA 250 course that lasts a whole semester. In the 8-week course, we go through one topic per week and complete one assignment/assessment (sometimes one of each for certain topics). This lasts for the first seven weeks, leaving the last week to review for the final. One more aspect to the course that is different from the version of STA 250 that undergraduates take: it is taught using large data sets that are analyzed using statistics software - specifically, SPSS software. You do not have to purchase this software, it can be used via the CUNY Cloud, but you would use it each week of the eight-week session. If you decide you can handle the intensity of this class then an advisor can add you to the online course.
Q: If I have already taken algebra and precalculus in high school, will I still need to take MAT 105?
A: Yes, unless the the classes taken at your high school are college-level courses.
Q: I took a college-level math course in high school associated with a college/university. Would that count as a math credit for college algebra?
A: If the credits transferred over as MAT 105 then you can take MAT 141. Otherwise, you will need to take MAT 105.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact an advisor below.
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Math Advisement Guide
This guide is for students who intend to take MAT 105, MAT 106, MAT 108, MAT 141, MAT 150, or MAT 241.
MAT 105 College Algebra (3 credits)
This course is intended to prepare students for MAT 141 (Pre-calculus) and may be of particular interest to students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) careers. It further develops the algebra from high school mathematics. Students who plan to take MAT 105, some of the skills they are expected to know before entering the class are listed below. If this material is unfamiliar to students, then they should consider taking the algebra workshops hosted by the MSRC.
MAT 105 Self-Assessment of Readiness: Part 1, Part 2
MAT 106 Liberal Arts Mathematics (3 credits)
This modern survey course is intended to prepare students for a quick dive in topics including thinking critically, approaches to problem solving, numbers in the real world, managing money, statistical reasoning, probability, mathematics and politics, and more. This course may be of particular interest to students interested to sharpen their algebra skills on a variety of different mathematical topics and their applications.
MAT 108 Social Science Mathematics (3 credits)
This course is intended to prepare students for STA 250 (Principles and Methods of Statistics) and may be of particular interest to students interested in the social sciences careers. MAT 108 ties a variety of interconnected statistical topics together with applications to the social sciences and other fields.
MAT 141 Pre-calculus (3 credits)
This course may be of particular interest to students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) careers. Students who plan to take MAT 141 will be expected to have a strong foundation in intermediate algebra, some knowledge of functions, and graphing. Below are some concepts the instructor will expect students to be familiar with before entering the class. If this material is unfamiliar to students, then they should consider taking MAT 105 before taking MAT 141.
MAT 141 Self-Assessment of Readiness
MAT 150 Introduction to Data Analysis (3 credits)
An alternative modern survey course to MAT 106 for non-STEM and non-STA 250 bound students who get placed in MAT 141 should be advised to take such course that embodies a sampling of some of the newest fields in contemporary mathematics and computing science e.g. machine learning, cryptography, database management, coding fundamentals, quantum computing, etc. More still to come...
MAT 151/241 Calculus I (3-4 credits)
This course may be of particular interest to students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) careers. Students who plan to take MAT 151/241 will be expected to have a strong foundation in pre-calculus. Below are some concepts the instructor will expect students to be familiar with before entering the class. If this material is unfamiliar to students, then they should consider taking MAT 141 before taking MAT 151/241.
MAT 151/241 Self-Assessment of Readiness
Note: The Self-Assessment of Readiness will help reinforce the prerequisite algebra skills needed for such courses. Students are advised to self-assess their completed work.
For free additional practice, see Student Self Study at MyOpenMath.
Math Faculty Advisors
Mathematical Quantitative Reasoning Courses (MAT 105, MAT 106, MAT 108, STA 250)
Alvin Estrada, 6.65.16 NB, 212.237.1434, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Polanco, 6.63.08 NB, 212.237.4488, email@example.com
Leslie Chandrakantha, 6.63.17 NB, 212.237.8835, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mohamed Ben Zid, 6.63.02 NB, 212.484.1181, email@example.com
Raisa Castillo, 6.65.29 NB, 212.393.6316, firstname.lastname@example.org
Applied Math Courses (MAT 141 and higher)
Antoinette Trembinska, 6.63.11 NB, 212.237.8838, email@example.com
Hunter Johnson, 6.63.19 NB, 212.237.8846, firstname.lastname@example.org
Leslie Chandrakantha, 6.63.17 NB, 212.237.8835, email@example.com
Michael Puls, 6.63.03 NB, 212.237.8925, firstname.lastname@example.org
Samuel Graff, 6.63.21 NB, 212.237.8767, email@example.com
Last updated Fall 2022