10: School of Engineering and Applied Science

General Information | Degree Programs | Curricula | Course Descriptions | Faculty

Aerospace Engineering | Applied Mathematics | Biomedical Engineering | Chemical Engineering
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Applied Mathematics

The Applied Mathematics Program offers a degree of Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics. It seeks to attract those students who are interested in using mathematics to solve problems which occur in areas other than mathematics itself. A typical student in applied mathematics takes eleven courses in mathematics (seven courses at the third- and fourth-year level). In addition, a minor is taken in an area in which mathematics has been found to be useful, such as any of the engineering disciplines, economics, physics, biology, computer science, etc.

The degree program is quite flexible. Each student must complete the standard two years required of all students in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. In the last two years, the student is required to follow broad guidelines, but may tailor a program to get great depth in one area or to learn the fundamentals of several areas.

Applied Mathematics Curriculum

First Semester
APMA 101Calculus I 4
CHEM 151Introductory Chemistry for Engineers 3
CHEM 151LIntroductory Chemistry for Engineers Laboratory1
ENGR 160Engineering Concepts 3
ENGR 164Engineering Design 3
TCC 101Language Communication and the Technological Society3
Total17
Second Semester
APMA 102Calculus II 4
PHYS 142EGeneral Physics I 4
CS 182Introduction to FORTRAN Programming or
CS 101Introduction to Computer Science 3
Science elective I[1]3-4
General Education elective[4]3
Total17-18
Third Semester
APMA 205Calculus III 4
PHYS 241EGeneral Physics II 3
PHYS 241LGeneral Physics Laboratory I 1
ENGR ___Core elective3
ENGR ___Core elective3
TCC 2__TCC elective3
Total17
Fourth Semester
APMA 206Differential Equations I 4
Science elective II[2]4
ENGR ___Core elective3
ENGR ___Core elective[6]3
CS 360Scientific Computing using FORTRAN or
CS 201Software Development Methods 3
Total17
Fifth Semester
APMA 310Probability 3
APMA 341Differential Equations II 3
Minor/Technical elective[5] [7]3
Minor/Technical elective[5] [7]3
General Education elective[4]3
General Education elective[4]3
Total18
Sixth Semester
APMA 308Linear Algebra 3
APMA ___Elective(3) (8)3
Minor/Technical elective[5] [7]3
Minor/Technical elective[5] [7]3
General Education elective[4]3
Total15
Seventh Semester
TCC 401Western Technology and Culture 3
APMA 315Vector Calculus and Complex Variables 3
APMA 507Numerical Methods 3
Minor/Technical elective[5] [7]3
General Education elective[4]3
Total15
Eighth Semester
TCC 402The Engineer in Society 3
APMA 484Mathematical Models 3
Minor/Technical elective[5] [7]3
Minor/Technical elective[5] [7]3
General Education elective[4]3
Total15
131 credits - minimum number required for graduation.

[1]First-year students should select from CHEM 152, BIOL 201, or MSE 102 for science elective I. MSE 102 and ENGR 209 cannot both be taken for credit.
[2]Science elective II should be selected from the following:
PHYS 242EGeneral Physics III and
PHYS 242LGeneral Physics Laboratory I4
CHEM 212Introduction to Organic Chemistry and
CHEM 212LIntroduction to Organic Chemistry Laboratory4
CHEM 152Introductory Chemistry for Engineers and
CHEM 152LIntroductory Chemistry for Engineers Laboratory4
EVSC 280Physical Geology and
EVSC 280LPhysical Geology Laboratory4
BIOL 201Introduction to Biology and
BIOL 203Introduction to Biology Laboratory5
BIOL 202Introduction to Biology and
BIOL 204Introduction to Biology Laboratory5
[3]The one required 3-credit APMA elective is to be chosen from the following:
APMA 312 Statistics 3
APMA 302 Discrete Mathematics I 3
MATH 321 3
MATH 352 3
MATH 531 Introduction to Real Analysis I 3
[4]Two general education electives may be replaced by unrestricted electives with advisor approval.
[5]Technical electives may be chosen from any third- or fourth-year technical courses in the University. Some second-year courses (biology or chemistry) may be chosen subject to advisor approval.
[6]The fourth core elective may be replaced by a science or technical elective or APMA/CS 202.
[7]A required part of the degree program is a minor consisting of at least four 3-credit courses from University offerings in a single field in which mathematics is used extensively. Approval must be obtained for the minor program from the advisor by the beginning of the third year. Minor areas might be physics, computer science, various engineering fields, biomathematics, operations research, etc.
[8]Students contemplating graduate work in applied mathematics or a mathematics-based discipline such as statistics are strongly encouraged to take MATH 531.


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