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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Mathematics, B.S.

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Student Learning Outcomes

  1. To demonstrate analytic and quantitative competency in core subject content.
  2. To demonstrate a sound conceptual understanding of the theoretical foundations of mathematics.
  3. To use problem solving skills, mathematical modeling techniques and technology to solve real world problems.
  4. To demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication of mathematics.

Students must earn a grade of ‘C’ or better in all major and cognate courses, including MATH 160 - Calculus I (4 credits) , MATH 161 - Calculus II (4 credits) , and MATH 242 /MATH 242L  Modeling for Scientists I/Laboratory.

The major in applied mathematics develops a high degree of mathematical proficiency and is designed to apply mathematical knowledge to the solution of real world problems. The major prepares students for a broad range of graduate programs. Students who successfully complete the applied mathematics degree will be competitive for careers in actuarial sciences, business, cryptology, government, industry, manufacturing and design, mathematical modeling, management, medicine, statistics, teaching, and space technology.

Degree Requirements (120 Credits)

Core Curriculum Requirements


Foundation Courses (15-29 Credits) *

Choose two additional courses:

  • Two science courses from either BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, MSCI, or PHYS** with course numbers greater than 109


* Credits for courses taken as part of the core curriculum are not counted elsewhere in the major.

** PHYS 205  may not be counted towards this requirement.

Major Requirements (37 Credits)

Cognate Requirements (9 Credits)

Mathematics majors will select an interdisciplinary cognate of upper level courses numbered 300 or above with the approval of their faculty adviser. A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in each course to be applied toward the cognate. A minor will fulfill this requirement.

Electives (0-18 Credits)

Total Credits Required: 120 Credits

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