Areas of Study

Computational and Applied Mathematics

Computational and Applied Mathematics Major

Designed to blend mathematics and application, this program includes most of the same core courses as the other two programs. Students then choose a concentration in:

  • Biology and life sciences
  • Economics
  • Physics and engineering
  • Electrical engineering

This degree is well suited for students who wish to apply mathematics to physical problems and seek careers in industry or specialized graduate study.

Students majoring in computational mathematics with a concentration in biology and life sciences who complete all requirements earn the degree of BS, mathematics.

CAM Core Requirements

  • Select one:
    • MATH 140 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry
    • MATH 148 - Accelerated Calculus
  • MATH 240 - Intermediate Calculus
  • MATH 245 - Proofs and Discrete Mathematics [Formerly MATH 310, equivalent]
  • MATH 247 - Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MATH 250 - Multivariable Calculus
  • MATH 260 - Linear Algebra
  • MATH 347 - Intermediate Differential Equations
  • MATH 360 - Real Analysis I
  • MATH 440 - Mathematical Modeling
  • Select one:
    • MATH 451 - Independent Learning Experience
    • MATH 499 - Independent Research
  • Select one: any 300-400 level MATH (excluding 301W, 303W, 440, 451, 490, and 499). Recommended selections are MATH 335, 380, and 390.
  • CPSC 150/150L - Computers and Programming I and Laboratory
  • CPSC 250/250L - Computers & Programming II and Laboratory

Biology and Life Sciences Concentration

  • BIOL 211/211L - Principles of Biology I and Laboratory
  • BIOL 213/213L - Principles of Biology III and Laboratory
  • CHEM 121/121L - General Chemistry I and Laboratory
  • CHEM 122/122L - General Chemistry II and Laboratory
  • Six credit hours of BIOL at the 300-400 level.

Students majoring in Computational Mathematics with a concentration in Computational Chemistry who complete all requirements earn the degree of BS, Mathematics.

  • Select one:
    • MATH 140 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry
    • MATH 148 - Accelerated Calculus and MATH 240 - Intermediate Calculus
  • MATH 250 - Multivariable Calculus
  • MATH 260 - Linear Algebra
  • MATH 320 - Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MATH 360 - Real Analysis I
  • MATH 440 - Mathematical Modeling
  • PHYS 201/201L - General Physics I and Laboratory
  • PHYS 202/202L - General Physics II and Laboratory
  • Select one:
    • MATH 451 - Independent Learning Experience
    • MATH 499 - Independent Research
  • Select two: (Recommended selections are CPSC 270 and either MATH 335 or 380)
    • CPSC 270 - Data and File Structures
    • PHYS 341 - Design and Analysis of Experiments
    • MATH 320 - Ordinary Differential Equations
    • MATH 330 - Graph Theory and Combinatorics
    • MATH 335 - Applied Probability
    • MATH 345 - Number Theory
    • MATH 350 - Vector Calculus
    • MATH 355 - Complex Variables
    • MATH 360 - Real Analysis I
    • MATH 370 - Modern Algebra I
    • MATH 375 - Linear Algebra and its Applications
    • MATH 380 - Numerical Analysis I
    • MATH 390 - Mathematical Methods of Operations Research I
    • MATH 395 - Special Topics
    • MATH 400 - Mathematical Methods of Operations Research II
    • MATH 410 - Advanced Ordinary Differential Equations
    • MATH 420 - Partial Differential Equations
    • MATH 435 - Mathematical Statistics
    • MATH 460 - Real Analysis II
    • MATH 470 - Modern Algebra II
    • MATH 495 - Special Topics
  • CPSC 150/150L - Computers and Programming I and Laboratory
  • CPSC 250/250L - Computers & Programming II and Laboratory
  • CHEM 121/121L - General Chemistry I and Laboratory
  • CHEM 122/122L - General Chemistry II and Laboratory
  • CHEM 321/321L - Organic Chemistry I and Laboratory
  • CHEM 341 - Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 342/342L - Physical Chemistry II and Laboratory
  • CHEM 395 - Computational Chemistry

Students majoring in computational mathematics with a concentration in economics who complete all requirements earn the degree of BS, mathematics.

CAM Core Requirements

  • Select one:
    • MATH 140 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry
    • MATH 148 - Accelerated Calculus
  • MATH 240 - Intermediate Calculus
  • MATH 245 - Proofs and Discrete Mathematics [Formerly MATH 310, equivalent]
  • MATH 247 - Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MATH 250 - Multivariable Calculus
  • MATH 260 - Linear Algebra
  • MATH 347 - Intermediate Differential Equations
  • MATH 360 - Real Analysis I
  • MATH 440 - Mathematical Modeling
  • Select one:
    • MATH 451 - Independent Learning Experience
    • MATH 499 - Independent Research
  • Select one: any 300-400 level MATH (excluding 301W, 303W, 440, 451, 490, and 499). Recommended selections are MATH 335, 380, and 390.
  • CPSC 150/150L - Computers and Programming I and Laboratory
  • CPSC 250/250L - Computers & Programming II and Laboratory

Economics Concentration

  • ECON 201 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 202 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 300 – Qunatitative Methods in Economics
  • ECON 485 - Methods in Economic Research
  • MATH 125 - Elementary Statistics
  • Students are recommended to select MATH 335 for their MATH 300-400 level elective.
  • One sequence from the list below to satisfy the university bachelor of science degree requirement. No more than three lecture courses may be taken from the same discipline, and no more than two laboratory courses may be taken from the same discipline to satisfy the university bachelor of science degree requirement and the Investigating the Natural World Area of Inquiry.
    • BIOL 107, 108, 109L
    • BIOL 211/211L – 212/212L
    • BIOL 211/211L – BIOL 213/213L
    • CHEM 103/103L – 104/104L
    • CHEM 121/121L – 122/122L
    • PHYS 151/151L – 152/152L
    • PHYS 201/210L – 202/202L

Students majoring in computational mathematics with a concentration in physics and engineering who complete all requirements earn the degree of BS, mathematics.

CAM Core Requirements

  • Select one:
    • MATH 140 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry
    • MATH 148 - Accelerated Calculus
  • MATH 240 - Intermediate Calculus
  • MATH 245 - Proofs and Discrete Mathematics [Formerly MATH 310, equivalent]
  • MATH 247 – Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MATH 250 - Multivariable Calculus
  • MATH 260 - Linear Algebra
  • MATH 347 - Intermediate Differential Equations
  • MATH 360 - Real Analysis I
  • MATH 440 - Mathematical Modeling
  • Select one:
    • MATH 451 - Independent Learning Experience
    • MATH 499 - Independent Research
  • Select one: any 300-400 level MATH (excluding 301W, 303W, 440, 451, 490, and 499). Recommended selections are MATH 335, 380, and 390.
  • CPSC 150/150L - Computers and Programming I and Laboratory
  • CPSC 250/250L - Computers & Programming II and Laboratory

Physics and Engineering Concentration

  • PHYS 201/201L – University Physics I with laboratory
  • PHYS 202/202L – University Physics II with laboratory
  • Select one:
    • PHYS 301 – Intermediate Classical Mechanics
    • PHYS 303 – University Physics III
  • ENGR 121 – Engineering Design
  • ENGR 210 – Mathematical Methods for Engineers and Scientists
  • Three credit hours in CPEN, EENG, ENGR, or PHYS at the 300-400 level
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