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
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I4
English Composition - Level 2
Choose one from the following:3
Advanced Composition3
Professional & Technical Communication3
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication3
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture3
Introduction to Communication3
Public Speaking3
Introduction to Communication Honors3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1511GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I (Departmental/College Requirement) 14
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
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 23
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 23
General Education Elective
MATH 1521GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II (Departmental/College Requirement)4
Viewing a Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
MATH 1531Introduction to Higher Mathematics3
MATH 2415Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MATH 2530GCalculus III3
MATH 377Introduction to Numerical Methods3
MATH 392Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
MATH 471Complex Variables3
MATH 472Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems3
STAT 371Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I3
STAT 470Probability: Theory and Applications3
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
Readings1-3
Fundamentals of Algebra and Geometry I3
Undergraduate Research1-3
Survey of Geometry3
Undergraduate Research1-3
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
C S 172Computer 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: 59
Examples of acceptable clusters:
Signals
Signals and Systems I3
Introduction to Digital Signal Processing3
Introduction to Communication Systems3
Structures
Calculus -Based Physics I 63
Mechanics-Statics3
Structural Analysis4
Operations Research
Engineering Data Analysis3
Quality Control3
Engineering Operations Research I3
Engineering Operations Research II3
Evaluation of Engineering Data3
Algorithm Theory
Introduction to Data Structures4
Compilers and Automata Theory4
Data Structures and Algorithms4
Bioinformatics
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology 63
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory 61
Bioinformatics3
Choose one from the following:
Introduction to Data Structures4
Compilers and Automata Theory4
Software Development4
Data Structures and Algorithms4
Computer Systems
Object Oriented Programming4
Introduction to Data Structures
Software Development4
Compilers and Automata Theory4
Operating Systems I3
Artificial Intelligence I3
Computer Graphics I3
Database Management Systems I3
Computer Networks I3
Human-Centered Computing3
Second Language Requirement: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 734
9-15 credits must be Upper-Division
Total Credits120-121
1

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.

2

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

3

See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

4

MATH 401 Special Topics must be approved by the department for credit towards the major.

5

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.

6

 If these courses are selected, they could count towards the General Education Area III requirement.

7

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.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
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
 Credits12-16
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
 Credits14-15
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
 Credits15
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
 Credits15
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
 Credits15
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
 Credits15
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
 Credits15
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
 Credits15
 Total Credits116-121
1

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.

2

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

3

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.

4

See the Viewing a Wider World section for a full list of courses.

5

Students who plan to get a Masters in MATH should take MATH 332 Introduction to Analysis as an elective.

6

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.

7

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.