Applied Mathematical Sciences - BS, Computational 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 Calculus I 4
Select one of the following: 4
Programming I  
Introduction to Computer Science Concepts and Programming  
Structured Programming in C  
Freshman Science elective 1 4
General elective 2,3 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
CSCE 121 Introduction to Program Design and Concepts 4
MATH 172 Calculus II 4
University Core Curriculum 4 3
Freshman Science elective 1 4
General elective 2,3 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
ECON 202
Principles of Economics
or Principles of Economics
3
MATH 221 Several Variable Calculus 4
MATH 300 Foundations of Mathematics 3
STAT 211 Principles of Statistics I 3
University Core Curriculum 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
MATH 308 Differential Equations 3
MATH 323 Linear Algebra 3
STAT 212 Principles of Statistics II 3
University Core Curriculum 4 3
University Core Curriculum 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
MATH 409 Advanced Calculus I 3
MATH 415
Modern Algebra I
or Applied Algebra
3
PHYS 206
PHYS 226
Newtonian Mechanics for Engineering and Science
and Physics of Motion Laboratory for the Sciences
4
University Core Curriculum 4 3
University Core Curriculum 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
CSCE 221 Data Structures and Algorithms 4
Select one from: 4
Scientific Programming  
Numerical Methods  
Principles of Numerical Analysis  
Select one of the following: 4
Mathematical Modeling of Ocean Climate  
Electricity and Magnetism for Engineering and Science
and Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory for the Sciences
 
 Semester Credit Hours12
Fourth Year
Fall
CSCE 314 Programming Languages 3
CSCE 411 Design and Analysis of Algorithms 3
CSCE 433 Formal Languages and Automata 3
Select one of the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
 Semester Credit Hours12
Spring
Select one of the following: 3
Operations Research I  
Operations Research II  
The Mathematics of Interest  
 
 
 
Select from the following: 9
The Mathematics of Interest  
 
General elective 3 5
 Semester Credit Hours17
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

Maximum of 3 hours of MATH 300 or CSCE 222/ECEN 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.