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Mathematics  Applied Mathematics Emphasis (B.S.)


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Program Summary
The B.S. degree in Mathematics with an emphasis in Applied Math is designed to prepare students for graduate studies and employment in scientific, computational, statistical, and engineering fields. Applied Mathematicians model physical phenomena and solve realworld problems using analytic methods and computational tools. To develop modeling and problemsolving skills, the program combines a core set of required mathematics courses with a variety of quantitative electives from physics, chemistry, engineering, and computer science. The highest Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) scores for those pursuing a career in law are earned by graduates in the field of mathematics.
Program Information
 All courses to be counted in the major must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better.
 Students seeking the Applied Mathematics emphasis are strongly encouraged to pursue a minor in Chemistry , Physics , or Computer Science .

General Education Requirement (3035 Credits)
See General Education for course options.
 Core Course Requirements (1215 Credits)
 Breadth Area Requirements (1620 Credits)
Please note: All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits between the Core and Breadth Area requirements.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree Requirement (12 Credits*)
 Bachelor of Science Degree  Math or Science minimum requirement 12 Credits
* Note: A portion of the B.S. requirements may be met by fulfilling the General Education Core and Breadth Areas. Because of this, these credits are typically not counted in the degree total at the bottom of page. Some students majoring in nonscience fields may need additional math/science courses to reach the minimum 12 credits. Consult your Student Success Advisor for details.
Mathematics  Applied Mathematics Curriculum (6263 Credits)
Core Requirements (4041 Credits)
Complete One of the Following (34 Credits)
Complete Two of the Following (6 Credits)
Students may not count both CSCY 1300 and CS 1400 toward the 6 total credits.
Note
* Students who are not prepared for this math course may need additional math credits/preparation. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for more information.
Support Courses (10 Credits)
Complete one of the following groups:
Emphasis Electives (12 Credits)
Complete a minimum of 12 credits of courses and/or lecturelab pairings from the following:
Free Electives (2234 Credits)
Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. For a bachelor’s degree, students must earn a minimum of 40 upperdivision credits (courses numbered 30004999). Students may need to select additional upperdivision courses not included in their major requirements in order to reach this minimum. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.
Total Credits, B.S. Degree: 120
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Mathematics and Mathematics Education programs will have an ability to:
 Use standard mathematical techniques to solve computational problems.
 Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental mathematical concepts and results in the core content areas.
 Use content knowledge to solve applied and realworld mathematical problems.
 Communicate mathematics effectively using proper notation and terminology.
 Use logical reasoning to construct clear and concise mathematical proofs.

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