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Computational Mathematics BS
Computational mathematics prepares students for a mathematical career that incorporates extensive computer science skills. In this program, much emphasis is given to the use of the computer as a tool to solve mathematically modeled physical problems. Graduates of the program often choose positions as mathematical analysts, scientific programmers, software engineers, or systems analysts. Job opportunities in private industry and government abound in this field.
Computational mathematics, BS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|MATH-181||LAS Perspective 7A: Project-Based Calculus I||4|
|MATH-182||LAS Perspective 7B: Project-Based Calculus II||4|
|MATH-199||Mathematics and Statistics Seminar (WI)||1|
|MATH-192||Discrete Mathematics with Introduction to Proof||3|
|CSCI-141,142||Computer Science I, II||8|
|LAS Perspective 5†||3|
|LAS Foundation 1: First-Year Seminar||3|
|ENGL-150||LAS Foundation 2: Writing Seminar (WI)||3|
|MATH-221||Multivariable and Vector Calculus||4|
|MATH-251||Probability and Statistics I||3|
|CSCI-243||Mechanics of Programming||3|
|LAS Perspective 6†||3|
|LAS Perspective 1, 2, 3||9|
|MATH-431||Real Variables I||3|
|MATH-341||Advanced Linear Algebra||3|
|MATH-441||Abstract Algebra I||3|
|LAS Perspective 4||3|
|LAS Immersion 1||3|
|MATH-421||Mathematical Modeling (WI)||3|
|MATH-412 or MATH-351||Numerical Linear Algebra or Graph Theory||3|
|LAS Immersion 2, 3||6|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||120|
Please see New General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.
(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.
* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.
† Students will satisfy this requirement by taking either a 3 or 4 cr lab science course. If a science course consists of separate lecture and laboratory sections, the student MUST take both the lecture and lab portions to satisfy the requirement. The lecture alone will not fulfill the requirement.
Accelerated dual degree option
Students may be interested in combining the BS in computational mathematics with an MS in applied and computational mathematics for an accelerated option that allows them to earn both degrees following one year of graduate study. A BS in computational mathematics and an MS in computer science may also be earned through a dual degree option.