# Applied Mathematics

Beverly K. Fine School of the Sciences

Department of Mathematics and Physics

Associate Dean and Chair: Ellen Roskes, Ph.D.

## Description

The applied mathematics major provides students with an array of courses that build mathematical skills. Students graduate with a solid background in mathematics and statistics and the ability to use data to solve problems in various disciplines. Critical and analytic thinking skills make applied mathematics majors highly employable in government, the private sector, and education.

In addition to their core mathematics coursework, students choose a track which allows them to pursue their mathematical interests in a particular field. These tracks are actuarial mathematics, which prepares students to work towards careers as actuaries in insurance, financial, and government careers; business mathematics, which prepares students to work in financial, managerial, and business analysis careers; scientific mathematics, which prepares students to work in pharmaceutical, medical, and scientific careers; and interdisciplinary mathematics, which prepares students to work in educational and more general mathematical careers.

Each student in the major will also complete a senior capstone course, choosing either a research option or an internship option. Both options will enable students to apply their mathematical skills in the professional mathematics culture or to a discipline related to their interests.

## Objectives

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics, graduates will be able to

- Solve problems individually and collaboratively using mathematical techniques.
- Support and justify results using mathematical reasoning, logic, and proof.
- Construct, analyze, and interpret mathematical and statistical models.
- Use technology to investigate and solve mathematical problems.
- Communicate mathematics clearly in both written and oral formats.
- Exhibit behaviors consistent with the professional and ethical standards of the discipline.

## Policies

Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.00 in the major. The lowest acceptable grade is a "C" in all courses listed in the catalog under "Program Requirements" for the major, including both courses in the major and SEE courses required by the major. No student, regardless of major, will be permitted to take a science or math course* unless he/she earns a grade of "C" or better in all prerequisite courses.

A student must maintain a science and math GPA of 2.0 or better in each semester in order to remain in good standing within the major. Grades are reviewed each semester and students are notified in writing of their academic status in the major, as appropriate:

- **Probation:** The student who earns a science and math GPA less than 2.0 in one semester will be notified, in writing, by the Department Chair that he or she is on probation in the Fine School of the Sciences. Students who are on probation will be required to meet regularly with their Success Coach/Academic Advisor for at least one full semester after being put on probation.

- **Dismissal:** The student who earns a science and math GPA less than 2.0 for a second semester will be notified, in writing, by the Department Chair that he or she is dismissed from the applied mathematics, biochemistry, biology, biomedical engineering, chemistry, or environmental science major.

** Science and mathem*atics courses are defined as courses with the designation: BIO, BIOCH, BME, CHEM, ENV, FSCI, MATH, PH*YS, or SCI. *

## Requirements

The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE). Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.

### Major Requirements:

FYS 100 | First Year Seminar | 1 credit |

MATH 220 | Calculus I | 4 credits |

MATH 221 | Calculus II | 4 credits |

MATH 222 | Calculus III | 4 credits |

MATH 312 | Mathematical Statistics I | 3 credits |

MATH 313 | Mathematical Statistics II | 3 credits |

MATH 326 | Linear Algebra | 3 credits |

MATH 418 | Mathematical Modeling | 3 credits |

MATH 425 | Scientific Computer Programming | 3 credits |

3 MATH electives |

#### Complete one of the following senior capstone options:

MATH 450 | Senior Research Capstone | 5 credits |

MATH 455 | Senior Internship Capstone | 5 credits |

MATH 460 | Senior Research Capstone | 9 credits |

MATH 460H | Honors Senior Research Capstone | 9 credits |

MATH 465 | Senior Internship Capstone | 9 credits |

MATH 465H | Honors Senior Internship Capstone | 9 credits |

MATH 460, MATH 460H, MATH 465, MATH 465H: Students choosing one of the 9-credit senior capstone options will fulfill one mathematics elective.

#### Complete the requirements for the Actuarial Track, Business Track, Scientific Track, or Interdisciplinary Track.

### Business Track:

#### All major requirements and the following electives:

ACC 140 | Financial Accounting | 3 credits |

or | ||

MGT 204 | Principles of Management | 3 credits |

or | ||

MKT 206 | Principles of Marketing | 3 credits |

2 Business electives | in ACC, EC, FMER, INBUS, IS, MGT, and/or MKT | |

1 MATH elective | (at 200 level or above) | |

EC 201 | Principles of Macroeconomics | 3 credits |

MATH 442 | Numerical Analysis | 3 credits |

### Actuarial Track:

#### All major requirements and the following electives:

ACC 140 | Financial Accounting | 3 credits |

ACC 141 | Managerial Accounting | 3 credits |

EC 201 | Principles of Macroeconomics | 3 credits |

EC 202 | Principles of Microeconomics | 3 credits |

FIN 300 | Principles of Finance | 3 credits |

MATH 342 | Time Series Analysis | 3 credits |

MATH 420 | Actuarial Mathematics | 3 credits |

### Scientific Track:

#### All major requirements and the following electives:

Choose 1 sequence: CHEMISTRY or BIOLOGY

CHEM 115 | General Chemistry I | 3 credits |

CHEM 115L | General Chemistry I Laboratory | 1 credit |

CHEM 116 | General Chemistry II | 3 credits |

CHEM 116L | General Chemistry II Laboratory | 1 credit |

or | ||

BIO 113 | General Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics | 3 credits |

BIO 113L | General Biology I Laboratory: Cell Biology and Genetics | 1 credit |

BIO 114 | General Biology II: Structure and Function of Organisms | 3 credits |

BIO 114L | General Biology II Laboratory: Structure and Function of Organisms | 1 credit |

2 Science electives | in BIO, BIOCH, CHEM, ENV, and/or PHYS | |

MATH 321 | Introduction to Differential Equations | 3 credits |

MATH 442 | Numerical Analysis | 3 credits |

### Interdisciplinary Track:

#### All major requirements and the following electives:

PHYS 215 | General Physics I with Calculus | 4 credits |

PHYS 216 | General Physics II with Calculus | 4 credits |

MATH 301 | Mathematical Structures | 3 credits |

MATH 321 | Introduction to Differential Equations | 3 credits |

MATH 442 | Numerical Analysis | 3 credits |

1 MATH elective | (at 200 level or above) |

## Suggested Course Sequence

2019-2020 Math-Actuarial Track SCS

2019-2020 Math-Business Track SCS

2019-2020 Math-Interdisciplinary Track SCS

2019-2020 Math-Science Track SCS

## Minor in Mathematics

A minor in Mathematics is available. The minor in Mathematics requires successful completion of a minimum of six courses and 18 credits with a MATH prefix. Courses ineligible for the Mathematics minor include:

All courses at the 000 and 100 level

MATH 205 and 206: Mathematics for Educators I and II

Please see the Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Physics for further information regarding this minor. General guidelines regarding minors may be found in the Minors section of the catalog.

## Other Options

**BS/MAT Option:** The BS/MAT option is available for students majoring in applied mathematics who wish to combine their bachelor's coursework with work toward a Stevenson University master's degree in teaching. For more information on this program please see the *Stevenson University Online Catalog* and the *Additional Enrollment Options* in the *Admissions* section of this catalog.