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B.A. in Mathematics (Applied/Computational Mathematics Concentration)

Description

This concentration is designed for majors whose interests lie in applications and/or computations. Majors who complete this concentration will be well prepared to explore problems from science, industry, and government.

Core Information

Majors in this concentration must complete at least one (1) course (three credit hours) in each of the following areas: Numerical/Algorithms, Partial Differential Equations and Applications, Discrete Mathematics, and Statistics/Probability. Additionally, students must choose one elective course.

Core Courses

Numerical/Algorithms Requirement (choose one course)

  • MAD 4401 — Numerical Analysis I
  • MAD 4402 — Numerical Analysis II
  • MAP 4202 — Optimization

Partial Differential Equations and Applications Requirement

  • MAP 4341 — Partial Differential Equations

Discrete Mathematics Requirement (choose one course)

  • MAD 4203 — Combinatorics
  • MAD 4301 — Graph Theory
  • MAD 4504 — Theory of Computation
  • MAD 4XXX — Cryptography and Coding Theory

Statistics/Probability Requirement (choose one course)

  • STA 4321 — Essentials of Statistics
  • STA 4442 — Introduction to Probability I

Elective Courses

Majors must complete at least one (1) course (three credit hours) from the following electives. This course may NOT be used to fulfill any of the above requirements.

  • MAD 4203 — Combinatorics
  • MAD 4301 — Graph Theory
  • MAD 4401 — Numerical Analysis I
  • MAD 4402 — Numerical Analysis II
  • MAD 4504 — Theory of Computation
  • MAD 4XXX — Cryptography and Coding Theory
  • MAP 4202 — Optimization
  • MAP 4341 — Partial Differential Equations

MAT 4930 — Selected Topics in Mathematics may be taken as an elective with the prior approval of the Department Chair.

One course from another department which is of high mathematical content may also be taken as an elective, with the prior approval of the Department Chair.

Other

Those interested in pursuing advanced degrees in Mathematics may also be interested in the Honors Program and/or the Accelerated BA/MA Program.