Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics

The fundamental aim of the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Applied Mathematics Degree is to provide students with a broad foundation in mathematics and the mathematical reasoning needed to pursue an interest in a specific field of intellectually activity outside of mathematics. The BS in Applied Mathematics gives students the tools to combine mathematics with another quantitatively rich subject area that is directly concerned with applications, such as the sciences, economics, or engineering. The BS in Applied Mathematics is recommended for those students who intend to pursue a career in a field that requires advanced mathematical training, often beyond an undergraduate degree. Such students are likely to continue their mathematical studies in a Phd or Master's program. The degree requires from 51 to 52 credit hours of course work.

Note: The degree was updated in Fall 2021. Students who matriculated at SUNY Geneseo prior to Fall 2021, have the option of using the degree requirements listed below or the previous version of these degree requirements, which can be found here: BS in Applied Mathematics (prior to Fall 2021).

Basic Requirements:

(33-34 credits) The following courses are required of all students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics Degree.

MATH 221 Calculus I 4 credits
MATH 222 Calculus II 4 credits
MATH 223 Calculus III 4 credits
MATH 230* Programming and Mathematical Problem Solving* 3 credits*
MATH 233 Linear Algebra I 3 credits
MATH 239 Introduction to Mathematical Proof 3 credits
MATH 324 Real Analysis I 3 credits
MATH 326 Differential Equations 3 credits
MATH 333 Linear Algebra II 3 credits
MATH 345 Numerical Analysis I 3 credits
MATH 348** Oral Presentation and Research Seminar** 1 credit **

* Students may also satisfy this programming requirement by taking PHYS 261 and one of MATH 345, 382, 384, or 385.
** All students should consult with their advisors or the department chair for other options.

Additional Requirements

(18 credits) Six courses from the 300 level mathematics course offerings, chosen in consultation with the faculty advisor. Four of these must be chosen from two of the areas below. Select two of the following areas and take two of the courses listed for the area.***

Choose 2 of the following 5 options***:

1. Probability & Statistics***
(6 credits)
Two of:
MATH 360 - Probability
MATH 361 - Statistics
2. Analysis***
(6 credits)
Two of:
MATH 325 - Real Analysis II
MATH 346 - Numerical Analysis II
MATH 350 - Vector Analysis
MATH 371 - Complex Analysis
3. Applied Mathematics***
(6 credits)
Two of:
MATH 332 - Linear Programming and Operations Research
MATH 340 - Modeling Biological Systems
MATH 382 - Discrete Wavelets and Applications
4. Differential Equations***
(6 credits)
Two of:
MATH 328 - Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations
MATH 372 - Partial Differential Equations
5. Discrete Mathematics***
(6 credits)
Two of:
MATH 310 - Graph Theory
MATH 315 - Combinatorics
MATH 319 - Number Theory
MATH 330 - Abstract Algebra
6. Computing***
(6 credits)
Two of:
MATH 384 - Computational Graphics
MATH 385 - Mathematical Reasoning and Advanced Programming Techniques
Either MATH 303 - Theory of Computational Complexity
     OR MATH 304 - Theory of Computability

MATH 303 and MATH 304 cannot both be counted toward the Computing area.
*** A course within the additional requirements may be replaced by a chair-approved course offering of MATH 380 with the appropriate content.

Minimum Competence Requirement

A grade of C- or better is required for ALL courses listed as Basic Requirements and Additional Requirements submitted in fulfillment of the Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics degree. Students may not enroll in any course having prerequisites unless the minimum grade of C- has been earned in the prerequisites or unless special permission has been granted in writing by the Chair of the Mathematics Department. Prerequisite courses may not be taken after successful completion of any subsequent course.

Total Credits Required for the Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics degree: 51-52