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Applied Mathematics BS

Mihail Barbosu, Head, School of Mathematical Sciences
(585) 475-2123, mxbsma@rit.edu

http://www.rit.edu/cos/sms/academics.html

Program overview

The applied mathematics major focuses on the study and solution of problems that can be mathematically analyzed. Industry, academia, and government all have a great need for individuals with this type of education. Students choose a sequence of courses from one of more than 20 application areas that provide them with the knowledge and skills to collaborate on complex problems with scientists, engineers, computer specialists, or other analysts. Some application areas are applied statistics; biology; business; economics; chemistry; electrical, industrial, or mechanical engineering; operations research; and imaging science.

Graduates typically are employed in scientific, engineering, business, or government environments, applying their mathematics background to the analysis and solution of real-world problems.

Curriculum

Applied mathematics, BS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MATH-181, 182 LAS Perspective 7A, 7B: Project-Based Calculus I, II 8
MATH-199 Mathematics and Statistics Seminar (WI) 1
CSCI-101 Principles of Computing 3
CSCI-141 Computer Science I 4
  LAS Perspective 5† 3
  LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar† 3
  LAS Foundation 2: First Year Writing (WI) 3
  LAS Perspective 1 3
  Free Elective 3
  YearOne 0
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
MATH-200 Discrete Mathematics with Introduction to Proofs 3
MATH-221 Multivariable and Vector Calculus 4
MATH-251, 252 Probability and Statistics I, II 6
MATH-231 Differential Equations 3
MATH-241 Linear Algebra 3
  LAS Perspective 2, 3, 4, 6‡ 12
Third Year
MATH-431 Real Variables I 3
MATH-341 Advanced Linear Algebra 3
MATH-441 Abstract Algebra I 3
MATH-411 Numerical Analysis 3
  Program Electives 9
  LAS Immersion 1, 2 6
  Free Elective 3
Fourth Year
MATH-421 Mathematical Modeling (WI) 3
  LAS Immersion 3 3
  LAS Electives 9
  Program Electives 12
  Free Elective 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 122

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 completing bachelor's degrees are required to complete two Wellness courses.
† The First Year Seminar requirement is replaced by an LAS Elective for the 2014-15 academic year.

‡ Students will satisfy this requirement by taking either a 3 or 4 credit hour lab science course. If a science course consists of separate lecture and laboratory sections, students must take both the lecture and lab portions to satisfy the requirement.

Accelerated dual degree option

Students may be interested in combining the BS in applied mathematics with an MS in applied and computational mathematics for an accelerated option that allows them to earn both degrees following one additional year of study.

Applied mathematics, BS degree/Applied and computational mathematics, MS degree, typical course sequence 

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MATH-181, 182 LAS Perspective 7A, 7B: Project-Based Calculus I, II 8
MATH-199 Mathematics and Statistics Seminar (WI) 1
CSCI-101 Principles of Computing 3
CSCI-141 Computer Science I 4
  LAS Perspective 5‡ 4
  LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar† 3
  LAS Foundation 2: First Year Writing (WI) 3
  LAS Perspective 1 3
  Free Elective 3
  YearOne 0
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
MATH-200 Discrete Mathematics with Introduction to Proofs 3
MATH-221 Multivariable and Vector Calculus 4
MATH-251, 252 Probability and Statistics I, II 6
MATH-231 Differential Equations 3
MATH-241 Linear Algebra 3
  LAS Perspective 2, 3, 4, 6‡ 12
Third Year
MATH-431 Real Variables I 3
MATH-341 Advanced Linear Algebra 3
MATH-441 Abstract Algebra I 3
MATH-661 Numerical Analysis 3
  Program Electives 9
  LAS Immersion 1, 2 6
  Free Elective 3
Fourth Year
MATH-421 Mathematical Modeling (WI) 3
MATH-605 Stochastic Processes 3
MATH-651 Combinatorics and Graph Theory I 3
  LAS Immersion 3 3
  LAS Electives 9
  Program Electives 6
  Free Elective 3
Fifth Year
MATH-601 Methods of Applied Mathematics 3
  Graduate Concentration Courses 9
  Graduate Electives 6
MATH-790 Thesis 9
Total Semester Credit Hours 150

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 completing bachelor's degrees are required to complete two Wellness courses.
† The First Year Seminar requirement is replaced by an LAS Elective for the 2014-15 academic year.
‡ Students will satisfy this requirement by taking either a 3 or 4 credit hour lab science course. If a science course consists of separate lecture and laboratory sections, students must take both the lecture and lab portions to satisfy the requirement.

 

Additional information

Accelerated 4+1 MBA option

An accelerated 4+1 option is available for students who wish to earn a BS in applied mathematics and an MBA. The option is offered in conjunction with Saunders College of Business and allows students to obtain both degrees in five years of study.

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Program overview

The applied mathematics program focuses on the study and solution of problems that can be mathematically analyzed. Industry, academia, and government all have a great need for individuals with this type of education. Students choose a sequence of courses from one of more than 20 application areas that provide them with the knowledge and skills to collaborate on complex problems with scientists, engineers, computer specialists, or other analysts. Some application areas are applied statistics; biology; business; economics; chemistry; electrical, industrial, or mechanical engineering; operations research; and imaging science.

Graduates typically are employed in scientific, engineering, business, or government environments, applying their mathematics background to the analysis and solution of real-world problems.

Applied mathematics students who minor in business can earn the MBA degree from RIT with one year of additional study through careful choice of undergraduate courses.

Curriculum

Semester conversion
Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. Each program and its associated courses have been sent to the New York State Department of Education for approval of the semester plan. For reference, the following charts illustrate the typical course sequence for this program in both quarters and semesters. Students should consult their academic advisers with questions regarding planning and course selection.

Applied mathematics, BS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
1016-210, 211 Mathematics and Statistics Seminar 2
1016-281, 282, 283 Project-Based Calculus I, II, III 12
1016-265 Discrete Math I 4
  Science Electives 12
  Liberal Arts* 16
0502-444 Technical Writing 4
1105-051, 052 First-Year Enrichment 2
  Wellness Education† 0
Second Year
1016-305 Multivariable Calculus 4
1016-306 Differential Equations I 4
1016-351 Probability 4
1016-352 Applied Statistics 4
1016-399 Cooperative Education Seminar 0
  Mathematics Elective 4
1016-331 Linear Algebra I 4
  Liberal Arts* 8
Choose one of the following computer science options: 8
   4003-212 and 4003-241    Computer Science Option 1  
   4003-241 and 4003-242    Computer Science Option 2  
1016-410 Vector Calculus 4
  University-wide Electives 10
Third Year
Choose one of the following courses: 4
   1016-511    Numerical Analysis  
   1016-512    Numerical Linear Algebra  
1016-432 Linear Algebra II 4
1016-461 Mathematical Modeling 4
  Mathematics Electives 8
  Liberal Arts* 12
  General Education Electives 8-12
1016-499 Cooperative Education (optional)‡ Co-op
Fourth Year
1016-411, 412 Real Variables I, II 8
  Mathematics Electives 4
  Application Area 4
  General Education Electives 10
1016-499 Cooperative Education (optional)‡ Co-op
Fifth Year
1016-531, 532 Abstract Algebra I, II 8
  Application Area 8
1016-499 Cooperative Education (optional)‡ Co-op
Total Quarter Credit Hours 188

* Please see Liberal Arts General Education Requirements for more information.

† Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information.

‡ This program can be completed in four years if the cooperative education option is omitted.

Applied mathematics, BS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MATH-181, 182 LAS Perspective 7A, 7B: Project-Based Calculus I, II 8
MATH-199 Mathematics and Statistics Seminar (WI) 1
MATH-192 Discrete Mathematics with Introduction to Proof 3
CSCI-101 Principles of Computing 3
CSCI-141 Computer Science I 4
  LAS Perspective 5† 3
  LAS Foundation 1: First-Year Seminar 3
 ENGL-150 LAS Foundation 2: Writing Seminar (WI) 3
  Free Elective 3
  Wellness Education* 0
Second Year
MATH-221 Multivariable and Vector Calculus 4
MATH-251, 252 Probability and Statistics I, II 6
MATH-231 Differential Equations 3
MATH-241 Linear Algebra 3
  LAS Perspective 1, 2, 3, 4, 5† 15
Third Year
MATH-431 Real Variables I 3
MATH-341 Advanced Linear Algebra 3
MATH-441 Abstract Algebra I 3
MATH-411 Numerical Analysis 3
  Program Electives 9
  LAS Immersion 1, 2 6
  Free Elective 3
Fourth Year
MATH-421 Mathematical Modeling (WI) 3
  LAS Immersion 3 3
  LAS Electives 9
  Program Electives 12
  Free Elective 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 122

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 credit hour lab science course. If a science course consists of separate lecture and laboratory sections, students must take both the lecture and lab portions to satisfy the requirement.

Accelerated dual degree option

Students may be interested in combining the BS in applied 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.