# 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 | ||
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Fall | Semester Credit Hours | |

ENGL 104 or ENGL 103 | Composition and Rhetoric or Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition | 3 |

MATH 171 | Analytic 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 | ||

BIOL 111 | Introductory Biology I | 4 |

Directed Studies ^{1} | 1 | |

Semester Credit Hours | 16 | |

Spring | ||

American History | 3 | |

MATH 172 | Calculus | 4 |

BIOL 112 | Introductory Biology II | 4 |

Select one of the following: | 4 | |

Fundamentals of Chemistry I and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I | ||

General Chemistry for Engineering Students and General Chemistry for Engineering Students Laboratory | ||

Directed Studies ^{1} | 1 | |

Semester Credit Hours | 16 | |

Second Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 220 | Foundations of Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 221 | Several Variable Calculus | 4 |

BIOL 213 | Molecular Cell Biology | 3 |

STAT 211 | Principles of Statistics I | 3 |

American History | 3 | |

Directed Studies ^{1} | 1 | |

Semester Credit Hours | 17 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 308 | Differential Equations | 3 |

MATH 323 | Linear Algebra | 3 |

BIOL 214 | Genes, Ecology and Evolution | 3 |

CHEM 222 & CHEM 242 | Elements of Organic and Biological Chemistry and Elementary Organic Chemistry Laboratory | 4 |

Directed Studies ^{1} | 1 | |

Semester Credit Hours | 14 | |

Third Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 409 | Advanced Calculus I | 3 |

MATH 469 | Introduction to Mathematical Biology | 3 |

POLS 206 | American National Government | 3 |

Directed Studies ^{1} | 1 | |

MATH elective ^{2} | 3 | |

Language, philosophy and culture ^{3} | 3 | |

Semester Credit Hours | 16 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 417 or MATH 437 | Numerical Methods or Principles of Numerical Analysis | 4 |

MATH 442 | Mathematical Modeling | 3 |

STAT 212 | Principles of Statistics II | 3 |

Directed Studies ^{1} | 1 | |

MATH elective ^{2} | 3 | |

Semester Credit Hours | 14 | |

Fourth Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 410 or MATH 446 | Advanced Calculus II or Principles of Analysis I | 3 |

MATH 415 or MATH 433 | Modern Algebra I or Applied Algebra | 3 |

POLS 207 | State and Local Government | 3 |

Select one of the following: | 3 | |

Public Speaking | ||

Communication for Technical Professions | ||

Argumentation and Debate | ||

Creative Arts ^{4} | 3 | |

Semester Credit Hours | 15 | |

Spring | ||

ECON 202 or ECON 203 | Principles of Economics or Principles of Economics | 3 |

MATH Elective hours ^{2} | 6 | |

Elective hours ^{4} | 3 | |

Semester Credit Hours | 12 | |

Total Semester Credit Hours | 120 |

^{1} | Select from MATH 285 or BIOL 285 (Quantative Biology Seminar.) Consult Departmental advisor for selection of proper section. |

^{2} | Select from MATH 325, MATH 407-499. One course must be a W or C course. |

^{3} | Select 3 hours from any 200-400 level course. |

^{4} | 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. Remaining electives may be selected from any 100-499 course not used elsewhere, (except ALED 125; ASTR 109/PHYS 109, ASTR 119/PHYS 119; BMEN 101; BUSN 100; ISEN 101; KINE 199; LAND 101; MATH 102-148, MATH 151-166, MATH 304, MATH 309,MATH 311, MATH 367, MATH 368, MATH 375, MATH 376; PHYS 109/ASTR 109, PHYS 119/ASTR 119, PHYS 201, PHYS 202, PHYS 205; PSYC 301; STAT 201 STAT 301 - 303; STLC 102; URPN 200; WFSC 101). |

Maximum of 4 hours of MATH 147, MATH 151, or MATH 171 may be used in this degree program.

Maximum of 4 hours of MATH 148, MATH 152, or MATH 172 may be used in this degree program.

Maximum of 3 hours of MATH 220or CSCE 222/ECEN 222 may be used in this degree program.

Maximum of 3 hours of MATH 411or STAT 414 may be used in this degree program.

Maximum of 3 hours of MATH 417, MATH 437 or CSCE 442 may be used in this degree program.

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.