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Applied Mathematics

Math Concentrations

Applied Mathematics

These courses center on the types of mathematics which are used in industry. They are intended to make the student an attractive candidate for jobs in which you would work together with engineers and scientists. There is less emphasis on mathematical rigor, but this concentration could also serve as preparation for some graduate programs.
In cases where there is an option, the starred course is the recommended one.

17 hours of Math Core: MATH 2200, 2205, 2210, 2250, and MATH 2800 or 2850

4 hours of Programming: COSC 1010 or 1030

3 hours of Foundations: MATH 3000, 3200

6 hours of Analysis: MATH 4200, MATH 4205* or 4400

6 hours of Probability and Statistics: MATH 4250 and STAT 4260

12 hours of Applied Math: MATH 2310, 4300, 4340, 4400

3 hours of Matrices: MATH 3310 or 4500*

Total Hours: 51

 

You probably realize that being able to program or analyze data will help you get a job in industry. We recommend taking a second semester of computer science (COSC 1030) or Statistics. Consider taking further courses, or even getting a minor in Computer Science or Statistics.

Something you may not realize is that good communication and writing skills will also be important in a technical career. We recommend taking English 4010, Scientific and Technical Writing, to fulfill your WC requirement. Take advantage of opportunities in your classes to improve your writing, and let potential employers know about your skills.


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