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Applied Mathematics Major

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics currently offers two sets of requirements for the Applied Mathematics major depending on the year the student enrolls at the University. The first set of requirements apply to students entering Coastal prior to AY 2007-08 and include the old core curriculum. The second set of requirements apply to students entering Coastal in AY 2007-08 or later and include the new core curriculum.

applied math diagram

The required curriculum for a major in Applied Mathematics is detailed below(last updated October 2008):
entered before AY 2010-11,  entered AY 2010-11 or later.

Download an advisement worksheet for the 2007-08 curriculum.

 

 

Requirements for Students Entering Before AY 2010-11

I.

Core Curriculum (34-38 credits)

Credits

II.

Foundation Courses (23-24 credits)

 

 

Mathematics 160*, 161,Statistics 201/201L

12

 

Mathematics 242/242L

4

 

Computer Science 130* or 140/140L

3-4

 

Physics 211/211L*, 212/212L

8

 

One additional science course (not 101)

3-4

 

*Credits for courses taken as part of the Core Curriculum are not counted elsewhere in the major.

 

III.

Major Requirements (35 credits)*

 

 

Mathematics 220

3

 

Mathematics 260, 320, 344, and 450

13

 

Mathematics 446 or 454

3

 

Mathematics 490 (seminar)

1

 

2 courses from Mathematics or Statistics numbered 300 or higher
(not including Mathematics 330)

6

 

3 courses from Mathematics or Statistics numbered 400 or higher

9

 

A grade of C or better is required in each course to be applied toward the major.

 

IV.

Cognate or Minor Requirements (9 credits)

 

 

Mathematics majors will select an interdisciplinary cognate of upper level courses with the approval of their faculty adviser. A grade of C or above is required in each course to be applied toward the cognate.

 

V.

Electives (10-19 credits)

 
 

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED

120


* Students intending to enter the M.A.T. program should take MATH 331, MATH 446 and one discrete mathematics course in order to meet NCTM standards.




Requirements for Students Entering AY 2010-11 or Later

I.

Core Curriculum (34-38 credits)

Credits

II.

Foundation Courses (15-29 credits)

 

 

Mathematics 190

1

 

Mathematics 160-161

8

 

Mathematics 242/242L

4

 

CSCI 130 or 140/140L

3-4

 

Physics 211/211L, 212/212L

4

 

Two additional science courses coming from either BIOL, CHEM,

 

 

GEOL, MSCI, or PHYS with course numbers greater than 109

6-8

III.

Major Requirements (35 credits)

 

 

Mathematics 220

3

 

Mathematics 260, 320, 344, and 450

13

 

Mathematics 490 (seminar)

1

 

Mathematics 446 or 454

3

 

Two courses (MATH or STAT) numbered 300 or higher

 

 

(except MATH 330)

6

 

Three course (MATH or STAT) numbered 400 or higher.

9

IV.

Cognate or Minor Requirements (9 credits)

 

 

Mathematics majors will select an interdisciplinary cognate of upper level courses with the approval of their faculty adviser. A grade of C or above is required in each course to be applied toward the cognate.

 

V.

Electives (3-19 credits)

 
 

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED

120


* Students intending to enter the M.A.T. program should take MATH 331 and MATH 446 in order to meet NCTM standards.




Elective Recommendations for Mathematics Majors, Spring 2011

Goal

300 electives

400 electives

446 or 454

MAT program

Math 331, 348

Math 407, 408, +1 more

446

Applied Math (engineering)

Math 342/L, 360/L

Math 460, 465, +1 more

454

Math grad school

Math 348, 307 or 308

Math 407 or 408, 434 or 452, 454

446

Stat job

Stat 317, 318

Stat 413, 419, 420

454

Stat grad school

Stat 316, 315 or 318

Stat 413, 420, Math 454

446

Actuary

Math 329, Stat 315 or 320

Math 452, Stat 413, +1 more

454