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  Oct 18, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Mathematics Major - Applied Mathematics Option (MAAJ)


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There is a growing need for people who combine knowledge of mathematics and science to formulate and solve practical problems. The intent of the Applied Mathematics Option is to provide a broad range of computational and analytical skills, practice in mathematical modeling, and some fundamental knowledge of a scientific discipline. Computational and applied mathematicians are employed in a variety of positions in industry, business, and government. Students must complete a minor in one of Actuarial Sciences, Astronomy, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Physics, or Statistics. Students should select their minor in the area in which they intend to apply their mathematical talents, and then they should select electives that are particularly suited to the problems in that area.

Select Either:


Select Either:


Select Either


Cognate Science Requirements:


Select:


  • CS course approved by an advisor

Select Chemistry, Economics, or Physics:


Minor Requirement


Students must complete a minor in one of the following areas: Actuarial Sciences, Astronomy, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Physics, or Statistics. The courses listed above under “Cognate Science Requirements” may also be used to fulfill requirements for the minor where applicable. The minor requirement will be waived for students completing one of the following engineering curricula: Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Computer Science-General, Computer Science-Theory and Analysis, Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Paper Engineering, or Paper Science.

Recommendations


It is strongly suggested that Biomedical Sciences minors elect:


Computer Science minors should select:


Physics minors should select:


Note:


Graduate study in mathematics typically requires:

Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement


Students who have chosen the Applied Mathematics option will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing:

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