Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Applied Mathematics Major, BS


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

Admission Requirements for Applied Mathematics Major
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 a calculus background will generally take and successfully complete (2.0 or higher) 10 hours of math beyond calculus to be admitted to a major. Students must meet with an advisor in the mathematics department before being considered for a major. In addition, students must earn a minimum grade of C in any course that fulfills a major requirement.

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

  • write code in a modern programming language to implement models or solve mathematical problems;
  • apply calculus, linear algebra, and statistics to standard applications;
  • evaluate different techniques and tools for mathematical problems; and
  • communicate mathematical and quantitative information correctly and in an audience-appropriate manner. 

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.

Any student wanting to double major in the Data Science BS, Statistical Data Science Specialization may not use any of the courses required for the Data Science BS, Statistical Data Science Specialization major as electives for the applied degree.

Total Credits: 81


College and Department Information


Mathematics Department  
College of the Sciences  

Online Availability
The program does not have a designated online only option.

Program Codes
APMA, APMAP

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