Jun 20, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Mathematics Major, BS

The applied mathematics major is intended primarily for students interested in applications of mathematics to other disciplines.  

Admission Requirements for Mathematics Major and Minor
Admission to any major in the mathematics department will be considered after the first two quarters of calculus are taken (MATH 172 and MATH 173). Transfer students with the calculus background will generally take and successfully complete (2.0 or higher) 10 hours of math beyond calculus to be admitted to a major. Application forms are available from the mathematics department office. Students must meet with an advisor in the mathematics department before being considered for major or minor. In addition, students must earn a minimum grade of C in any course that fulfills a major or minor requirement.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Use differential and integral calculus as well as sequences and series to solve problems.
  • Use concepts of vector subspaces of Rn and Rn´m to solve problems.
  • Write proofs using contrapositive, contradiction, cases, and mathematical induction.
  • Know standard applications of calculus, linear algebra, and statistics.
  • Apply their understanding of mathematics to fields outside of mathematics.
  • Describe the differences between the following types of mathematics: discrete/continuous, algebraic/geometric, pure/applied, deterministic/stochastic.
  • Communicate mathematical ideas through writing.
  • Communicate mathematical ideas orally.

Department-Approved Electives Credits: 6

Mathematics department-approved electives numbered 300 or higher including courses from departments that apply mathematics (such as biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, engineering, finance, geological science, mathematics or physics).

Additional courses may be approved as electives by the department on a case-by-case basis.

Total Credits: 76

College and Department Information

Mathematics Department  
College of the Sciences  

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