# Applied Mathematical Sciences - BS, Biological Science Emphasis

The curriculum in the Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematical Sciences with a Biological Sciences emphasis explores the application of analytical problem solving tools to problems in biology, medicine, and the environment. Students in the Biological Sciences emphasis investigate techniques in applied and pure mathematics and pursue electives in biology and other sciences that demonstrate how mathematics models phenomena in the life sciences.

A student completing this program is prepared for a career in applications of mathematics to the life sciences. Furthermore, with the appropriate electives chosen, the student is prepared to enter quantitatively oriented graduate school or medical school, including Ph.D. programs in Applied Mathematics or Mathematics. A minor in biology is well suited to students in this program. 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 | |

BIOL 111 | Introductory Biology I | 4 |

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

MATH 171 | Calculus I | 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 | ||

Directed Studies ^{1} | 1 | |

Semester Credit Hours | 16 | |

Spring | ||

BIOL 112 | Introductory Biology II | 4 |

MATH 172 | Calculus II | 4 |

Select one of the following: | 4 | |

Fundamentals of Chemistry I | ||

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

University Core Curriculum ^{2} | 3 | |

Directed Studies ^{1} | 1 | |

Semester Credit Hours | 16 | |

Second Year | ||

Fall | ||

BIOL 213 | Molecular Cell Biology | 3 |

MATH 221 | Several Variable Calculus | 4 |

MATH 300 | Foundations of Mathematics | 3 |

STAT 211 | Principles of Statistics I | 3 |

University Core Curriculum ^{2} | 3 | |

Directed Studies ^{1} | 1 | |

Semester Credit Hours | 17 | |

Spring | ||

BIOL 214 | Genes, Ecology and Evolution | 3 |

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

MATH 308 | Differential Equations | 3 |

MATH 323 | Linear Algebra | 3 |

Directed Studies ^{1} | 1 | |

Semester Credit Hours | 14 | |

Third Year | ||

Fall | ||

MATH 409 | Advanced Calculus I | 3 |

MATH 469 | Introduction to Mathematical Biology | 3 |

Directed Studies ^{1} | 1 | |

University Core Curriculum ^{2} | 3 | |

University Core Curriculum ^{2} | 3 | |

MATH elective ^{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 ^{3} | 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 |

Select one of the following: | 3 | |

Public Speaking | ||

Communication for Technical Professions | ||

Argumentation and Debate | ||

University Core Curriculum ^{2} | 3 | |

University Core Curriculum ^{2} | 3 | |

Semester Credit Hours | 15 | |

Spring | ||

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

MATH elective ^{3} | 6 | |

General elective ^{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} | Of the 18 hours shown as University Core Curriculum, 3 must be from language, philosophy and culture, 3 from creative arts, 6 from American history, 6 from Government/Political Science. |

^{3} | Select from MATH 325, MATH 407-499. One course must be a W or C course. |

^{4} | Select from any 100-499 course not used elsewhere, (except ALED 125; ASCC 102; 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 365, MATH 366, 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; WFSC 101). |

Maximum of 3 hours of MATH 300 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 4 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 300, 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.

Students desiring teacher certification should consult the requirements for certification before registering for electives.

Graduation requirements include a requirement for 3 hours of International and Cultural Diversity courses and 3 hours of Cultural Discourse courses. A course satisfying a Core category, a college/department requirement, or a general elective can be used to satisfy this requirement. See academic advisor.