Applied Mathematical Sciences - BS, Biological Science Emphasis

Many advances in technology and business are achieved by people applying technical knowledge from statistics, computing science, finance, economics and mathematics. The curriculum in applied mathematical sciences provides study in all of these areas, with ample electives available to allow further in-depth study of any of these areas. In fact, there are six emphases in this curriculum: Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Economics, Biological Science and Scientific Computing. The Actuarial Science emphasis includes mathematical finance.

A student completing this program is prepared to enter employment with analytical and quantitative tools relevant to technological industries and/or modern financial markets. On the other hand, with the appropriate electives chosen, the student is prepared to enter quantitatively oriented graduate schools. All advising for this degree option is done through the Undergraduate Program Office in the Department of Mathematics.

Biological Science Emphasis: Consult with departmental advisor.

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 104Composition and Rhetoric 3
MATH 171Analytic Geometry and Calculus 4
Select one of the following: 4
Programming I  
Introduction to Computer Science Concepts and Programming  
Introduction to Program Design and Concepts  
Structured Programming in C  
Select one of the following: 4
Introductory Biology I  
Introductory Biology II  
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I
 
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II
 
Structure and Bonding
and Physical and Chemical Principles
 
Chemistry of the Elements
and Qualitative Analysis
 
Overview of Modern Astronomy  
Free elective 11
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
HIST 105History of the United States 3
MATH 172Calculus 4
Select one of the following: 4
Programming I  
Introduction to Computer Science Concepts and Programming  
Introduction to Program Design and Concepts  
Structured Programming in C  
Select one of the following: 4
Introductory Biology I  
Introductory Biology II  
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I
 
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II
 
Structure and Bonding
and Physical and Chemical Principles
 
Chemistry of the Elements
and Qualitative Analysis
 
Overview of Modern Astronomy  
Free elective 11
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
ECON 202 or ECON 203Principles of Economics or Principles of Economics 3
HIST 106History of the United States 3
MATH 220Foundations of Mathematics 3
MATH 221Several Variable Calculus 4
STAT 211Principles of Statistics I 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
MATH 308Differential Equations 3
MATH 323Linear Algebra 3
POLS 206American National Government 3
STAT 212Principles of Statistics II 3
Language, philosophy and culture 23
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
MATH 409Advanced Calculus I 3
POLS 207State and Local Government 3
PHYS 218Mechanics 4
Consult with departmental advisor to select emphasis hours. 3
Elective hours 33
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
MATH 417 or MATH 437Numerical Methods or Principles of Numerical Analysis 4
PHYS 208 or OCNG 451Electricity and Optics or Mathematical Modeling of Ocean Climate 4
Consult with departmental advisor to select emphasis hours. 3
Elective hours 34
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
Select one of the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
Consult with departmental advisor to select emphasis hours 9
 Term Semester Credit Hours12
Spring
Consult with departmental advisor to select emphasis hours 9
Elective hours 35
 Term Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120
1

MATH 170 is highly recommended for math majors co-enrolled in MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 152, MATH 171 or MATH 172.

2

Select 3 hours from any 200-400 level course.

3

Three elective hours must be chosen from the approved University Core Curriculum list for creative arts. In addition, 6 hours of courses must be in the area of International and Cultural Diversity. These may be in addition to University Core Curriculum courses, or if a course in this category satisfies an area of the Core, it can be used to meet both requirements. Students desiring teacher certification should consult the requirements for certification before registering for electives.

If a grade of D or F is earned in any of the following courses, MATH 151/MATH 171, MATH 152/MATH 172, MATH 221/MATH 251/MATH 253, MATH 220, MATH 323 or MATH 308, this course must be immediately retaken and a grade of C or better earned. The department will allow at most two D’s in upper-level (325-499) courses. If a third D is earned, one of the three courses in which a D was earned must be retaken and a grade of C or better earned.