Mathematical Finance uses tools of mathematics and statistics to understand the dynamics of variability in financial markets. A degree in Mathematical Finance opens up careers in investment banking, risk management, hedge funds, financial analysis, data analysis, actuarial science, insurance, and more. The Department of Mathematics offers a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Finance. At this time, Catholic University is the only school in the Washington, DC greater metropolitan area that currently offers a major in Mathematical Finance. Coursework for the major is described here. In addition, all mathematics majors must pass the department's comprehensive exam.

### BS in Mathematical Finance - Courses

**Mathematics Courses**

Math 121 - Calculus I

Math 122 - Calculus II

Math 221 - Calculus III (Multivariable)

Math 222 - Differential Equations

Math 248 - Fundamentals of Advanced Mathematics

Math 301 - Linear Algebra

Math 431 - Probability and Statistics I

Math 434 - Introduction to Mathematical Finance

One elective chosen from among:

- Math 314 (Statistics II); Math 432 (Probability and Statistics II); Math 441 (Partial Differential Equations); Math 435 (Computational Methods in Mathematics and Statistics)

**Finance Courses**

Fin 226 - Introduction to Finance

Four electives chosen from among:

- Fin 332 (Investment Analysis); Fin 334 (Corporate Finance); Fin 337 (Options & Futures); Fin 342 (Financial Markets & Institutions); Fin 389 (International Corporate Finance); Fin 391 (Money, Banking, and Financial Crisis)

**Economics Courses**

Econ 101 (Principles of Macroeconomics)

Econ 102 (Principles of Microeconomics)

**Computer Science Courses**

CSC 124 (Introduction to Programming with Python)

CSC 430 (Introduction to Data Analysis)