Matthew Coppenbarger, Interim Head, School of Mathematical Sciences

(585) 475-5887, mecsma@rit.edu

## 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 gain the knowledge and skills to collaborate on complex problems with scientists, engineers, computer specialists, or other analysts. Some application areas include 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. | |
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First Year |
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MATH-181, 182 | LAS Perspective 7A, 7B: Project-based Calculus I, II | 8 |

MATH-199 | Mathematics and Statistics Seminar | 1 |

CSCI-101 | Principles of Computing | 3 |

CSCI-141 | Computer Science I | 4 |

First Year LAS Elective | 3 | |

LAS Perspective 5‡ | 4 | |

First Year Writing Seminar | 3 | |

LAS Perspective 1 | 3 | |

ACSC-010 | Year One: College Experience | 0 |

Wellness Education* | 0 | |

Second Year |
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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‡ | 13 | |

Third Year |
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MATH-399 | Mathematical Science Job Search Seminar | 0 |

MATH-431 | Real Variables I | 3 |

Program Electives | 18 | |

LAS Immersion 1, 2 | 6 | |

Open Elective | 3 | |

Fourth Year |
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MATH-421 | Mathematical Modeling (WI) | 3 |

MATH-441 | Abstract Algebra I | 3 |

MATH-411 | Numerical Analysis | 3 |

MATH-500 | Senior Capstone in Mathematics§ | 3 |

LAS Immersion 3 | 3 | |

LAS Electives | 6 | |

Program Elective | 3 | |

Open Electives | 6 | |

Total Semester Credit Hours |
121 |

Please see 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.

‡ 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.

§ Students who have completed an experiential learning requirement with some other pre-approved activity may replace this course with a program elective.

#### Accelerated dual degree option

Accelerated dual degree options are for undergraduate students with outstanding academic records. Upon acceptance, well-qualified undergraduate students can begin graduate study before completing their BS degree, shortening the time it takes to earn both degrees. Students should consult an academic adviser for more information.

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

Course | Sem. Cr. Hrs. | |
---|---|---|

First Year |
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MATH-181, 182 | LAS Perspective 7A, 7B: Project-based Calculus I, II | 8 |

MATH-199 | Mathematics and Statistics Seminar | 1 |

CSCI-101 | Principles of Computing | 3 |

CSCI-141 | Computer Science I | 4 |

LAS Perspective 5‡ | 4 | |

First Year LAS Elective | 3 | |

First Year Writing Seminar | 3 | |

LAS Perspective 1 | 3 | |

ACSC-010 | Year One: College Experience | 0 |

Wellness Education* | 0 | |

Second Year |
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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‡ | 13 | |

Third Year |
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MATH-399 | Mathematical Science Job Search Seminar | 0 |

MATH-431 | Real Variables I | 3 |

Program Electives | 18 | |

LAS Immersion 1, 2 | 6 | |

Open Elective | 3 | |

LAS Elective | 3 | |

Fourth Year |
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MATH-421 | Mathematical Modeling (WI) | 3 |

MATH-441 | Abstract Algebra I | 3 |

MATH-611 | Numerical Analysis | 3 |

Math Graduate Core | 6 | |

MATH-606 | Graduate Seminar I | 1 |

MATH-607 | Graduate Seminar II | 1 |

LAS Immersion 3 | 3 | |

LAS Electives | 6 | |

Program Elective | 3 | |

Open Elective | 3 | |

Fifth Year |
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Math Graduate Core | 3 | |

Graduate Concentration Courses | 6 | |

Graduate Electives | 9 | |

MATH-790 | Thesis | 7 |

Total Semester Credit Hours |
151 |

Please see 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.

‡ 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.

### Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted 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)

Course | Qtr. Cr. Hrs. | |
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First Year |
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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 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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

Course | Sem. Cr. Hrs. | |
---|---|---|

First Year |
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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 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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.