# 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 | Composition and Rhetoric | 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 | ||

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 ^{1} | 1 | |

Term Semester Credit Hours | 16 | |

Spring | ||

HIST 105 | History of the United States | 3 |

MATH 172 | 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 ^{1} | 1 | |

Term Semester Credit Hours | 16 | |

Second Year | ||

Fall | ||

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

HIST 106 | History of the United States | 3 |

MATH 220 | Foundations of Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 221 | Several Variable Calculus | 4 |

STAT 211 | Principles of Statistics I | 3 |

Term Semester Credit Hours | 16 | |

Spring | ||

MATH 308 | Differential Equations | 3 |

MATH 323 | Linear Algebra | 3 |

POLS 206 | American National Government | 3 |

STAT 212 | Principles of Statistics II | 3 |

Language, philosophy and culture ^{2} | 3 | |

Term Semester Credit Hours | 15 | |

Third Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 409 | Advanced Calculus I | 3 |

POLS 207 | State and Local Government | 3 |

PHYS 218 | Mechanics | 4 |

Consult with departmental advisor to select emphasis hours. | 3 | |

Elective hours ^{3} | 3 | |

Term Semester Credit Hours | 16 | |

Spring | ||

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

PHYS 208 or OCNG 451 | Electricity and Optics or Mathematical Modeling of Ocean Climate | 4 |

Consult with departmental advisor to select emphasis hours. | 3 | |

Elective hours ^{3} | 4 | |

Term Semester Credit Hours | 15 | |

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 Hours | 12 | |

Spring | ||

Consult with departmental advisor to select emphasis hours | 9 | |

Elective hours ^{3} | 5 | |

Term Semester Credit Hours | 14 | |

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.