2020-2021 University Catalog 
    May 28, 2023  
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Mathematics Major

Major Requirements

The department strongly recommends that students pursuing a major or a minor in applied mathematics complete COSC 101  and COSC 101L  or equivalent.

The requirements for the major are as follows:

Preparatory Courses

Required Courses

  • (should be completed by the end of the sophomore year)
  • (should be completed by the end of the sophomore year)
  • and    (should be completed by the end of the sophomore year with a grade of C or better)
  • (should be completed by the end of the junior year)
  • (should be completed by the end of the junior year)
  • To complete the major, each student must produce a thesis. This is normally done through MATH 481  or MATH 482 . Note: Joint theses are allowed but will not normally be considered for honors. Exceptions may be made with departmental permission.

    In unusual circumstances, the above deadlines may be extended with departmental approval through student petition to the department chair.

Cognate Courses

Two cognate courses representing a field of application interest outside of Mathematics. These two courses 
must count toward a single major in the Natural or Social Sciences preferably taken in two sequential semesters as the intent is to provide an immersive experience with the language, culture, questions, and ways of knowing of another field. The courses need not explicitly use mathematics, rather they provide a basis for communication with experts in that field. Normally, the senior research project (see 6, below) involves a topic related to this field of application.

GPA Requirement

A minimum GPA of 2.00 in the courses chosen to meet the major requirements is necessary to satisfy the major.

Honors and High Honors

Students interested in pursuing honors can find the additional requirements on the Mathematics  department page.

Mathematics Department

For more information about the department, including Faculty, transfer credit, awards, etc., please visit the Mathematics department  catalogue page.