Applied Mathematical Sciences - BS, Economics 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.

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  
Elective hours 1 1
Freshman Science elective 2 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
MATH 172 Calculus 4
American History 3
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  
Elective hours 1 1
Freshman Science elective 2 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
ECON 202
Principles of Economics
or Principles of Economics
3
MATH 220 Foundations of Mathematics 3
American History 3
MATH 221 Several Variable Calculus 4
STAT 211 Principles of Statistics I 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
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 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
MATH 409 Advanced Calculus I 3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
PHYS 218 Mechanics 4
MATH 325 The Mathematics of Interest 3
Elective hours 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
MATH 411
Mathematical Probability
or Mathematical Statistics I
3
PHYS 208
Electricity and Optics
or Mathematical Modeling of Ocean Climate
4
MATH 425 The Mathematics of Contingent Claims 3
Elective hours 4 4
 Semester Credit Hours14
Fourth Year
Fall
Select one of the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
ECON 323 Microeconomic Theory 3
ECON 459 Games and Economic Behavior 3
ECMT 463 Introduction to Econometrics 3
ISEN 320
Operations Research I
or Operations Research II
3
Elective hours 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring
MATH 407-MATH 499 6
Elective hours 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
 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 220 or CSCE 222/ECEN 222 may be used in this degree program.

Maximum of 3 hours of MATH 411 or 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.