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.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 104
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 Hours16
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 Hours16
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 Hours17
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 Hours14
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 Hours16
Spring
MATH 417
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 Hours14
Fourth Year
Fall
MATH 410
Advanced Calculus II
or Principles of Analysis I
3
MATH 415
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 Hours15
Spring
ECON 202
Principles of Economics
or Principles of Economics
3
MATH Elective hours 2 6
Elective hours 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

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.