St. John's College of Liberal Arts and SciencesQueens Campus
Financial Mathematics gives you the mathematical and statistics skills to have a successful career in the financial industry. As a Financial Mathematics major, you learn how to develop and evaluate financial models to help companies make business decisions and predictions. Not only will you be able to apply these skills in economic and financial markets, but you will also explore other topics such as probability and computer algorithms.
The B.S. in Financial Mathematics degree program is offered by St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in collaboration with The Peter J. Tobin College of Business. It provides you with a strong mathematic curriculum rooted in the liberal arts, along with the necessary business curriculum to do well in the financial industry.
Available at the University’s Queens, NY, campus, the B.S. in Financial Mathematics offers electives in probability, financial technology (Fintech), and portfolio management.
For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission.
To earn the B.S. in Financial Mathematics, you complete 120 credits including core, major sequence, and elective requirements. The major sequence and elective requirements (60 credits total) are outlined below. For more information about courses, please see the St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section of our Undergraduate Bulletin.
University Calculus I
University Calculus II
University Calculus III
Intro. to Computer and Data Science
Intro. to Machine Learning
Probability and Statistics I
Foundations in Finance
Corporate Financial Analysis
Principles of Economics I
Principles of Economics II
Principles of Risk Management
Fundamentals of Accounting
Probability and Statistics II
Numerical Analysis I
Topics in Applied Mathematics
FinTech for Financial Services
Securities Analysis and Portfolio Management
Managed Investment Funds
Applied Finance Research Seminar
Introduction to Econometrics
With a degree in financial mathematics, you can pursue a career as an actuarial analyst, data analyst, data scientist, financial analyst, or portfolio manager. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projected a 5 percent increase in employment opportunities in these fields between 2019 and 2029.
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences provides the opportunity to obtain practical experience and networking connections through valuable internships at top companies throughout the New York metropolitan area. Please visit University Career Services for more information.
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