Mathematics (Applied Mathematics) - Bachelor of Science
The Applied Mathematics concentration is intended to prepare students planning a mathematically oriented career upon graduation. The coursework in this concentration provides a foundation in mathematics important in many scientific and engineering applications.
Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.
Prefix | Title | Credits |
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General Education | ||
Area I: Communications | ||
English Composition - Level 1 | ||
ENGL 1110G | Composition I | 4 |
English Composition - Level 2 | ||
Choose one from the following: | 3 | |
Advanced Composition | 3 | |
Professional & Technical Communication | 3 | |
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication | 3 | |
Oral Communication | ||
Choose one from the following: | 3 | |
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture | 3 | |
Introduction to Communication | 3 | |
Public Speaking | 3 | |
Introduction to Communication Honors | 3 | |
Area II: Mathematics | ||
MATH 1511G | Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (Departmental/College Requirement) ^{1} | 4 |
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences | 10-11 | |
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (4 credits) ^{2} | ||
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) ^{2} | ||
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (4 credits or 3 credits) ^{2} | ||
Area V: Humanities ^{2} | 3 | |
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts ^{2} | 3 | |
General Education Elective | ||
MATH 1521G | Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (Departmental/College Requirement) | 4 |
Viewing a Wider World ^{3} | 6 | |
Departmental/College Requirements | ||
MATH 1531 | Introduction to Higher Mathematics | 3 |
MATH 2415 | Introduction to Linear Algebra | 3 |
MATH 2530G | Calculus III | 3 |
MATH 377 | Introduction to Numerical Methods | 3 |
MATH 392 | Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations | 3 |
MATH 471 | Complex Variables | 3 |
MATH 472 | Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems | 3 |
STAT 371 | Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I | 3 |
STAT 470 | Probability: Theory and Applications | 3 |
Departmental Electives ^{4} | ||
Select at least 6 credits of approved additional upper-division courses prefixed MATH or STAT (one must be 400-level), excluding the following: | 6 | |
Readings | 1-3 | |
Fundamentals of Algebra and Geometry I | 3 | |
Undergraduate Research | 1-3 | |
Survey of Geometry | 3 | |
Undergraduate Research | 1-3 | |
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW) | ||
C S 172 | Computer Science I (C- or better) | 4 |
Select a minimum of 9 credit hours of electives to form a coherent cluster in an applied area from the following: ^{5} | 9 | |
Examples of acceptable clusters: | ||
Signals | ||
Signals and Systems I | 3 | |
Introduction to Digital Signal Processing | 3 | |
Introduction to Communication Systems | 3 | |
Structures | ||
Calculus -Based Physics I ^{6} | 3 | |
Mechanics-Statics | 3 | |
Structural Analysis | 4 | |
Operations Research | ||
Engineering Data Analysis | 3 | |
Quality Control | 3 | |
Engineering Operations Research I | 3 | |
Engineering Operations Research II | 3 | |
Evaluation of Engineering Data | 3 | |
Algorithm Theory | ||
Introduction to Data Structures | 4 | |
Compilers and Automata Theory | 4 | |
Data Structures and Algorithms | 4 | |
Bioinformatics | ||
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology ^{6} | 3 | |
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory ^{6} | 1 | |
Bioinformatics | 3 | |
Choose one from the following: | ||
Introduction to Data Structures | 4 | |
Compilers and Automata Theory | 4 | |
Software Development | 4 | |
Data Structures and Algorithms | 4 | |
Computer Systems | ||
Object Oriented Programming | 4 | |
or C S 272 | Introduction to Data Structures | |
Software Development | 4 | |
Compilers and Automata Theory | 4 | |
Operating Systems I | 3 | |
Artificial Intelligence I | 3 | |
Computer Graphics I | 3 | |
Database Management Systems I | 3 | |
Computer Networks I | 3 | |
Human-Centered Computing | 3 | |
Second Language Requirement: (not required) | ||
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 ^{7} | 34 | |
9-15 credits must be Upper-Division | ||
Total Credits | 120-121 |
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MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I is required for the degree but students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter MATH 1511G first.
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See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.
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See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses.
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MATH 401 Special Topics must be approved by the department for credit towards the major.
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A grade of C- or better must be earned. Students may propose clusters subject to departmental approval. A cluster must contain C S 172 Computer Science I. A major or minor in any of the following fields (along with C S 172 Computer Science I) will also fulfill the Cluster Electives requirement: Computer Science, Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Economics and Finance.
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If these courses are selected, they could count towards the General Education Area III requirement.
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Elective credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.
Second Language Requirement
For the Bachelor of Science with a major in Mathematics with a Concentration in Applied Mathematics, there is no second language requirement for the degree.
A Suggested Plan of Study for Students
This roadmap assumes student placement in MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and english. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.
Some students may be able to bypass one or more courses in the calculus sequence MATH 1511G - MATH 1521G - MATH 2530G. The calculus sequence, Introduction to Higher Mathematics, and Linear Algebra provide knowledge that is basic to further work, and students are advised to complete them or their equivalent as early as possible.
First Year | ||
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Fall | Credits | |
ENGL 1110G | Composition I (C- or better) | 4 |
MATH 1511G | Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (C- or better) ^{1} | 4 |
Area III: Laboratory Science Course ^{2} | 4 | |
C S 172 | Computer Science I (C- or better) | 0,4 |
Credits | 12-16 | |
Spring | ||
Choose one from the following: | 3 | |
Advanced Composition | ||
Professional & Technical Communication | ||
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication | ||
MATH 1521G | Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (C- or better) | 4 |
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Science Course or Social/Behavioral Science Course ^{2} | 3-4 | |
Area V: Humanities Course ^{2} | 3 | |
Elective Course ^{3} | 1 | |
Credits | 14-15 | |
Second Year | ||
Fall | ||
Choose one from the following: | 3 | |
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture | ||
Introduction to Communication | ||
Public Speaking | ||
Introduction to Communication Honors | ||
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course ^{2} | 3 | |
MATH 2415 | Introduction to Linear Algebra (C- or better) | 3 |
MATH 2530G | Calculus III (C- or better) | 3 |
Elective Course ^{3} | 3 | |
Credits | 15 | |
Spring | ||
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course ^{2} | 3 | |
MATH 1531 | Introduction to Higher Mathematics | 3 |
MATH 392 | Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations | 3 |
Cluster Course (C- or better) | 3 | |
Elective Course ^{3} | 3 | |
Credits | 15 | |
Third Year | ||
Fall | ||
VWW - Viewing a Wider World Course ^{4} | 3 | |
STAT 371 | Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I (C- or better) | 3 |
MATH 471 | Complex Variables (C- or better) | 3 |
Cluster Course (C- or better) | 3 | |
Elective Course ^{3} | 3 | |
Credits | 15 | |
Spring | ||
Elective Course ^{3} | 3 | |
Elective Course ^{3, 5} | 3 | |
MATH 377 | Introduction to Numerical Methods (C- or better) | 3 |
MATH 472 | Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems (C- or better) | 3 |
Cluster Course (C- or better) | 3 | |
Credits | 15 | |
Fourth Year | ||
Fall | ||
VWW - Viewing a Wider World ^{4} | 3 | |
MATH/STAT Elective Course - 300-level (C- or better) ^{6} | 3 | |
STAT 470 | Probability: Theory and Applications (C- or better) | 3 |
Elective Course-Upper Division ^{3} | 3 | |
Elective Course-Upper Division ^{3} | 3 | |
Credits | 15 | |
Spring | ||
MATH/STAT Elective Course - 400-level (C- or better) ^{7} | 3 | |
Elective Course - Upper Division ^{3} | 3 | |
Elective Course - Upper Division ^{3} | 3 | |
Elective Course ^{3} | 3 | |
Elective Course ^{3} | 3 | |
Credits | 15 | |
Total Credits | 116-121 |
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Math Placement: MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I is the starting Math course for the degree, however, students may need to complete any prerequisites prior to enrolling into this course.
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See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.
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Elective credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.
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See the Viewing a Wider World section for a full list of courses.
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Students who plan to get a Masters in MATH should take MATH 332 Introduction to Analysis as an elective.
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MATH/STAT 300-level courses that cannot be taken to fulfill this requirement: MATH 300 Readings and MATH 313 Fundamentals of Algebra and Geometry I.
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MATH/STAT 400-level courses that cannot be taken to fulfill this requirement: MATH 400 Undergraduate Research, MATH 459 Survey of Geometry, STAT 400 Undergraduate Research.