Applied and Computational Mathematics Concentration, Mathematical Sciences (BS)

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The concentration in Applied and Computational Mathematics is intended for any student who enjoys mathematics, problem solving, and applications to solving practical problems in business, government, and science. The concentration is intended especially for students seeking a career as quantitative analysts, computational scientists, and applied mathematicians, and for those thinking of continuing the study of applied or discrete mathematics at the graduate level.

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
CSC 242INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE II (or another approved computer science course)4
Select three of the following:12
COMBINATORICS
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
MATHEMATICAL MODELING
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS I
Select two additional courses from among the above and the following:8
REAL ANALYSIS I
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS I
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS II
ADVANCED LINEAR ALGEBRA
FOURIER ANALYSIS AND SPECIAL FUNCTIONS
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS II
Select one additional course from among the above and the following:4
THEORY OF NUMBERS
ABSTRACT ALGEBRA I
ABSTRACT ALGEBRA II
METHODS OF COMPUTATION AND THEORETICAL PHYSICS I
METHODS OF COMPUTATION AND THEORETICAL PHYSICS II
REAL ANALYSIS II
COMPLEX ANALYSIS
TOPOLOGY
STATISTICAL METHODS USING SAS
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS III
STOCHASTIC PROCESSES
OPERATIONS RESEARCH: LINEAR PROGRAMMING
OPERATIONS RESEARCH: OPTIMIZATION THEORY
Data Analysis requirement, which can be satisfied via one of the following:
An applied statistics or data analysis course taken as one of the four Natural or Computer Science courses required for the BS
One of the following electives: MAT 137, MAT 242, MAT 341, MAT 348, IT 223, PSY 240, BIO 206, ENV 260, OR SOC 279

Students interested in graduate study in applied mathematics are encouraged to take:

Course Title Quarter Hours
MAT 335
MAT 336
REAL ANALYSIS I
and REAL ANALYSIS II
8
MAT 370ADVANCED LINEAR ALGEBRA4
MAT 385
MAT 386
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS I
and NUMERICAL ANALYSIS II
8

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.