2018-2019 University Catalogue 
    May 23, 2022  
2018-2019 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Mathematics Major

For more information about the department, honors/high honors, transfer credit, etc., visit the mathematics department  page.

Major Requirements

The department strongly recommends that students pursuing a major or a minor in 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.