The Applied Mathematics Concentration prepares students for careers as applied mathematicians working in business, government, and industry. It is recommended that students supplement the core mathematical program with courses in their chosen application area, for example, engineering, public health, finance, electronics, or geology. Course requirements emphasize mathematical foundations as well as the application of mathematics in other disciplines. In particular, students receive training in numerical analysis, mathematical modeling, statistics, and computing, as well as a solid preparation for further study.

Effective Spring 2017

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A minimum grade of C is required in all mathematics, statistics, and computer science courses which are required for graduation.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B4
MATH 161Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)1B4
MATH 192First Year Seminar in Mathematical Sciences 1
Arts and Humanities3B6
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3C3
Electives 3
 Total Credits 30
Sophomore
 
Select one group from the following: 4
Group A:  
Java (CS1) No Prior Programming
Java (CS1) Prior Programming
  
Group B:  
Introduction to Unix  
Introduction to C Programming I  
In addition, to complete Group B, select at least two of the following:  
Introduction to C Programming II  
Mathematical Algorithms in C  
Mathematical Algorithms in Matlab I  
Mathematical Algorithms in Maple  
MATH 261Calculus for Physical Scientists III 4
MATH 301Introduction to Combinatorial Theory 3
MATH 369Linear Algebra I4A3
PH 141Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (GT-SC1)3A5
PH 142Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (GT-SC1)3A5
STAT 315Statistics for Engineers and Scientists 3
Select one course from the following: 3
Statistical Data Analysis I  
Statistical Computing  
Probability and Mathematical Statistics I  
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
JTC 300Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)23
MATH 317Advanced Calculus of One Variable4B4
MATH 345Differential Equations 4
MATH 450Introduction to Numerical Analysis I 3
MATH 451Introduction to Numerical Analysis II 3
Biological and Physical Sciences13A3
Mathematics Sciences2 3
Related Area3 6
Electives 3
 Total Credits 32
Senior
 
Select one group from the following: 6
Group A:
  
Partial Differential Equations  
Advanced Calculus I  
Group B:
  
Mathematics of Information Security  
Information and Coding Theory  
MATH 435Projects in Applied Mathematics4C3
Mathematical Sciences2 3
Related Area3 6
Electives4 10
 Total Credits 28
 Program Total Credits: 120
1

Select from the list of courses (in a department other than Physics) in category 3A in the AUCC.

2

Select from upper-division MATH, CS, STAT courses, except those ending in –80 to –99.

3

A coherent set of courses outside the Mathematics Department in which mathematics is applied, approved by the concentration coordinator.

4

Select enough elective credits to bring the program total to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- to 400-level).

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
TO PREPARE FOR FIRST SEMESTER:   The curriculum for the Mathematics major ‐ Applied Mathematics Concentration assumes students enter college prepared to take calculus.  Entering students who are not prepared to take calculus will need to fulfill pre‐calculus requirements in the first semester: MATH 117, MATH 118, MATH 124, MATH 125, MATH 126.  A minimum grade of C is required in all Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science courses that are required by the major.
 

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1) X1B4
MATH 192First Year Seminar in Mathematical Sciences   1
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
MATH 117, MATH 118, MATH 124, MATH 125, MATH 126 may be necessary for some students to fulfill pre-calculus requirements.X   
 Total Credits   14
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MATH 161Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1) X1B4
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
Social and Behavioral Sciences  3C3
Elective   3
CO 150, MATH 160 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   16
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MATH 261Calculus for Physical Scientists III X 4
MATH 301Introduction to Combinatorial Theory X 3
PH 141Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (GT-SC1) X3A5
STAT 315Statistics for Engineers and Scientists   3
MATH 161 must be completed by the end of Semester 3.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one group from the following:   4
Group A:
    
Java (CS1) No Prior Programming
Java (CS1) Prior Programming
    
Group B:
    
Introduction to Unix    
Introduction to C Programming I    
In addition, to complete Group B, select at least two of the following:
    
Introduction to C Programming II    
Mathematical Algorithms in C    
Mathematical Algorithms in Matlab I    
Mathematical Algorithms in Maple    
MATH 369Linear Algebra I X4A3
PH 142Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (GT-SC1)  3A5
Select one course from the following:   3
Statistical Data Analysis I    
Statistical Computing    
Probability and Mathematical Statistics I    
MATH 261, PH 141 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
JTC 300Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)  23
MATH 345Differential Equations X 4
MATH 450Introduction to Numerical Analysis I X 3
Elective   3
Related Area (See Concentration Coordinator)   3
MATH 369 must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MATH 317Advanced Calculus of One Variable X4B4
MATH 451Introduction to Numerical Analysis II X 3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
Mathematical Science Elective   3
Related Area (See Concentration Coordinator)   3
MATH 345 must be completed by the end of Semester 6.X   
 Total Credits   16
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Mathematics of Information SecurityX   
Advanced Calculus I    
Electives   4
Mathematical Science Elective   3
Related Area (See Concentration Coordinator)   3
MATH 450 must be completed by the end of Semester 7.X   
 Total Credits   13
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Partial Differential EquationsX   
Information and Coding TheoryX   
MATH 435Projects in Applied MathematicsX 4C3
ElectivesX  6
Related Area (See Concentration Coordinator)X  3
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120