Math Applied Track

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This track utilizes mathematics as it applies in real-life situations.  By building a strong foundation in mathematics and its application to industrial and physical sciences, students completing this track will be well prepared for a career or graduate-level study in engineering, computer science, physics, architecture, and more. Anyone interested in majoring in applied mathematics will be required to complete the following coursework, with prerequisite work in both math and natural science subject areas. ​After completing the required courses, students pick elective hours that highlight the focus of their track (either physics or chemistry).  Many of the elective options students will take have been pre-selected by faculty in order to fully align this math major to the industrial and applied science careers of the future.

Students may review the requirements and sample schedule handouts: 

Math Applied Physics Track Requirements and Sample Schedule [pdf] 

Math Applied Chemistry Track Requirements and Sample Schedule [pdf] 


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Math Applied - Physics Track Requirements

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  • Math 1295 Introductory Math Major Seminar (1 cr.)
  • Math 1151 Calculus I (5 cr.)
  • Math 1152 Calculus II (5 cr.)
  • Chem 1210 General Chemistry I (5 cr.)
  • Physics 1250 Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Waves (5 cr.)
  • Physics 1251 E&M, Optics, Modern Physics (5 cr.)
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Bio 1113 Biological Sciences: Energy Transfer and Development (4 cr.)
    • Bio 1114 Biological Sciences: Form, Function, Diversity, and Ecology (4 cr.)
  • Choose one of the following:
    • CSE 1222 Introduction to Computer Programming in C++ (3 cr.)
    • CSE 1223 Introduction to Computer Programming in Java (3 cr.)
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  • Math 2153 Calculus III (4 cr.)
  • Math 3345 Foundations of Higher Mathematics (3 cr.)
  • Math 2568 Linear Algebra (3 cr.)
  • Math 4530 Probability (3 cr.) or Stat 4201 Introduction to Math Statistics I (4 cr.)
  • Stat 4202 Introduction to Math Statistics II (4 cr.)
  • Math 2255 Differential Equations and Their Applications (3 cr.)
  • Math 4557 Partial Differential Equations (3 cr.)
  • Applied Math Courses (choose 2 of the 3):
  • Applied Math Electives (6 credit hour minimum):
    • Math 4551 Vector Analysis (3 cr.)
    • Math 4350 Quantitative Neuroscience (3 cr.)
    • Math 5101 Linear Math in Finite Dimensions (3 cr.)
    • Math 5102 Linear Math in Infinite Dimensions (3 cr.)
    • Math 4547 Introductory Analysis I (3 cr.)
    • Math 4548 Introductory Analysis II (3 cr.)
    • Math 4578 Discrete Mathematical Models (3cr.)
    • Math 5756 Methods in Relativity Theory I (3 cr.)
    • Math 5757 Methods in Relativity Theory II (3 cr.)
    • Math 5451 Calculus of Variation & Tensors (3 cr.)
    • Also the following if not used toward Applied Math Courses
  • Applied Area Options (6 credit hour minimum)

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Sample Four Year Schedule - Physics Track

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Autumn Semester

Math 1151
Chem 1210
CSE 1222 or 1223

Spring Semester 

Math 1152
Math 1295
Physics 1250

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Autumn Semester

Math 2153
Physics 1251
 

Spring Semester 

Math 3345
Math 2255
Math 2568
Biology 1113 or 1114

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Autumn Semester

Math 4530 or Stat 4201
Math 4557
Physics 2300

Spring Semester 

Stat 4202
Physics 2301

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Autumn Semester

Complete Applied Math Courses and Electives

Spring Semester 

Complete Applied Math Courses and Electives

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Math Applied - Chemistry Track Requirements

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  • Math 1295 Introductory Math Major Seminar (1 cr.)
  • Math 1151 Calculus I (5 cr.)
  • Math 1152 Calculus II (5 cr.)
  • Chem 1210 General Chemistry I (5 cr.)
  • Chem 1220 General Chemistry II (5cr.)
  • Physics 1250 Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Waves (5 cr.)
  • Physics 1251 E&M, Optics, Modern Physics (5 cr.)
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Bio 1113 Biological Sciences: Energy Transfer and Development (4 cr.)
    • Bio 1114 Biological Sciences: Form, Function, Diversity, and Ecology (4 cr.)
  • Choose one of the following:
    • CSE 1222 Introduction to Computer Programming in C++ (3 cr.)
    • CSE 1223 Introduction to Computer Programming in Java (3 cr.)
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  • Math 2153 Calculus III (4 cr.)
  • Math 3345 Foundations of Higher Mathematics (3 cr.)
  • Math 2568 Linear Algebra (3 cr.)
  • Math 4530 Probability (3 cr.) or Stat 4201 Introduction to Math Statistics I (4 cr.)
  • Stat 4202 Introduction to Math Statistics II (4 cr.)
  • Math 2255 Differential Equations and Their Applications (3 cr.)
  • Math 4557 Partial Differential Equations (3 cr.)
  • Applied Math Courses (choose 2 of the 3):
  • Applied Math Electives (6 credit hour minimum):
    • Math 4551 Vector Analysis (3 cr.)
    • Math 5101 Linear Math in Finite Dimensions (3 cr.)
    • Math 5102 Linear Math in Infinite Dimensions (3 cr.)
    • Math 4547 Introductory Analysis I (3 cr.)
    • Math 4548 Introductory Analysis II (3 cr.)
    • Math 4578 Discrete Mathematical Models (3cr.)
    • Math 5756 Methods in Relativity Theory I (3 cr.)
    • Math 5757 Methods in Relativity Theory II (3 cr.)
    • Math 5451 Calculus of Variation & Tensors (3 cr.)
    • Also the following if not used toward Applied Math Courses
  • Applied Area Options (6 credit hour minimum)
    • Chem 2210 Analytical Chemistry I: Quantitative Analysis (5 cr.)
    • Chem 4300 Physical Chemistry I (3 cr.)
    • Chem 4310 Physical Chemistry II (3 cr.)

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Sample Four Year Schedule - Chemistry Track

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Autumn Semester

Math 1151
Chem 1210
CSE 1222 or 1223

Spring Semester 

Math 1152
Math 1295
Chem 1220

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Autumn Semester

Math 2153
Physics 1250
Biology 1113 or 1114

Spring Semester 

Math 3345
Math 2255
Math 2568
Physics 1251

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Autumn Semester

Math 4530 or Stat 4201
Math 4557
Applied Math Course or Elective

Spring Semester 

Stat 4202
Applied Math Course or Elective

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Autumn Semester

Complete Applied Math Courses or Electives

Spring Semester 

Complete Applied Math Courses or Electives