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 intellectualy 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.

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 *

* 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 options**:
Probability and Statistics  Two of:
MATH 360 Probability
MATH 361 Statistics
6 credits
Analysis Two of:
MATH 325 Real Analysis II
MATH 346 Numerical Analysis II
MATH 350 Vector Analysis
MATH 371 Complex Analysis
6 credits
Applied Mathematics

Two of:

MATH 332 Linear Programming and
Operations Research
MATH 340 Modeling Biological Systems
MATH 382 Introduction to Wavelets and
Their Applications
6 credits
Differential Equations Two of:
MATH 328 Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations
MATH 372 Partial Differential Equations
6 credits
Discrete Mathematics Two of:
MATH 315 Combinatorics
MATH 319 Theory of Numbers
MATH 330 Abstract Algebra
6 credits

** A course within the additional requirements may be replace 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