Bachelor of Science
Main Campus - Melbourne

Bachelor of  Science in Mathematical Sciences–Applied Mathematics

During the first two years, applied mathematics majors share many courses with other students. The applied mathematics major includes courses with extensive theoretical content, as well as applied courses from related departments, to meet the needs of students in the 21st century. Students can choose electives that will enable them to apply mathematics to engineering, the physical sciences, biological sciences, environmental studies, social sciences and business applications. Mathematics graduates who have successfully completed the program are prepared to pursue graduate work or take their place in industry along with engineers and scientists.

Degree Requirements

Mathematics (37 credit hours) CREDITS
MTH 1001 Calculus 1 4
MTH 1002 Calculus 2 4
MTH 2001 Calculus 3 4
MTH 2051 Discrete Mathematics 3
MTH 2201 Differential Equations/Linear Algebra 4
MTH 2401 Probability and Statistics 3
MTH 3102 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
MTH 4101 Introductory Analysis 3
MTH 4201 Models in Applied Mathematics 3
MTH 4311 Numerical Analysis 3
MTH 4990 Undergraduate Research (Q) 3


Computer Science (9 credit hours) CREDITS
CSE 1502 Introduction to Software Development with C++ 3
CSE 1503 Introduction to Software Development with FORTRAN 3
CSE 2050 Programming in a Second Language 3


Communication and Humanities Core (16 credit hours) CREDITS
ASC 1000 University Experience 1
COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
COM 1102 Writing about Literature 3
COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication 3
HUM 2051 Civilization 1 3
   Humanities Core Course* 3


Science (18 credit hours) CREDITS
CHM 1101 General Chemistry 1 4
CHM 1102 General Chemistry 2 4
PHY 1001 Physics 1 4
PHY 2002 Physics 2 4
PHY 2091 Physics Lab 1 1
PHY 2092 Physics Lab 2 1


Electives (42 credit hours) CREDITS
   Applied Area 9
   Free Electives 6
   Humanities 3
   Liberal Arts 3
   Restricted Electives (MTH) 9
   Social Science 3
   Technical Electives 9


Note: Upper-division mathematics courses may be offered in alternate years. Positioning of electives is unrestricted.

Elective Restrictions

Choices of electives are subject to approval by the student's advisor. Mathematics electives must include at least one proof-based course in addition to the required courses in discrete mathematics and analysis. Examples of suitable courses include Introduction to Combinatorics and Graph Theory (MTH 3051), Number Theory (MTH 3401), Abstract Algebra (MTH 4051), Topology (MTH 4105) and Advanced Geometry (MTH 4801).

Applied area electives must be taken from a single area of application. Typically, this means from a single department or program other than mathematics. Any science or engineering program can be chosen. Suitably chosen management courses (courses with mathematics prerequisites) can also be taken. At least 30 elective credits must be at the 3000-level (or higher).

*Humanities Core Courses
HUM 2052 Civilization 2: Renaissance Through Modern  
HUM 2142   World Art History 2: Early Modern to Post-Colonial  
HUM 2212   British and American Literature 1  
HUM 2213   British and American Literature 2  
HUM 2331   American History: Pre-Columbian to Civil War Era  
HUM 2332   American History: From Reconstruction to the Present  

Not all humanities core courses are offered online or every term; check the current schedule of classes for humanities core options.