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    Western Michigan University
  Feb 22, 2018
Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics Major - Applied Mathematics Option

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 Astronomy, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, 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 Either:

Minor Requirement

Students must complete a minor in one of the following areas: Astronomy, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, 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: Aeronautical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Computer Science-General, Computer Science-Theory and Analysis, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Paper Engineering, or Paper Science.


It is strongly suggested that Biomedical Sciences minors elect:

Computer Science minors should select:

Physics minors should select:


Graduate study in mathematics typically requires:

Baccalaureate Writing Requirement

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