Applied Mathematics Bachelor of Science Degree
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RIT’s applied mathematics bachelor’s degree focuses on mathematically analyzing and solving problems such as models for perfecting global positioning systems, analyzing costeffectiveness in manufacturing processes, or improving digital encryption software.
Overview for Applied Mathematics BS
Why Study Applied Mathematics at RIT
 Campus Community: Join PiRIT, a student club that fosters a community of students and faculty in mathematics and statistics.
 Career Connections: The Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education hosts a career fair for students to connect with National Labs and federallyfunded Research Centers.
 Jobs at Industry Leading Companies: Recent applied mathematics graduates employed at Google, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, JP Morgan Chase, and Northrop Grumman Corporation.
What is Applied Mathematics?
Mathematicians use theory, computational techniques, algorithms, and the latest computer technology to solve economic, scientific, engineering, physics, and business problems. Applied mathematics starts with a practical problem, envisions its separate elements, and then reduces the elements to mathematical variables. Applied mathematicians often use computers to analyze relationships among the variables, and they solve complex problems by developing models with alternative solutions.
RIT’s BS Applied Mathematics
RIT’s applied mathematics bachelor’s degree focuses on the study and solution of problems that can be mathematically analyzed across industrial fields and research disciplines. While studying applied mathematics, you will gain the knowledge and skills to collaborate on complex problems with scientists, engineers, computer specialists, and other analysts. Some areas in which you will practice applied mathematics include:
 Applied statistics
 Biology
 Business
 Economics
 Chemistry
 Electrical, industrial, or mechanical engineering
 Operations research
 Imaging science
RealWorld Experiences in Applied Mathematics
In RIT’s applied mathematics bachelor’s degree, you’ll collaborate with a faculty researcher on a variety of projects in both applied and theoretical mathematics providing you with valuable exposure to realworld problems faced by America's top companies and research organizations. As a result, RIT undergraduates in mathematics are highly sought after for coop positions.
You’ll also have the opportunity to work with researchers in the School of Mathematics and Statistics studying interesting problems in areas such as computational photonics, mathematical biology, microelectromechanical systems, and network analysis.
RIT’s science coops include cooperative education and internships, lab work, undergraduate research, and clinical experience in health care settings. These opportunities provide handson experience that enables you to apply your scientific, math, and health care knowledge in a professional setting, while you make valuable connections between classwork and realworld applications.
Furthering Your Education in Applied Mathematics
Combined Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Degrees
Today’s careers require advanced degrees grounded in realworld experience. RIT’s Combined Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Degrees enable you to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as little as five years of study, all while gaining the valuable handson experience that comes from coops, internships, research, study abroad, and more.
 +1 MBA: Students who enroll in a qualifying undergraduate degree have the opportunity to add an MBA to their bachelor’s degree after their first year of study, depending on their program. Learn how the +1 MBA can accelerate your learning and position you for success.
Advanced Degrees in Mathematics
RIT's School of Mathematical Sciences introduces applied mathematics bachelor’s degree students to rigorous advanced applied mathematical and statistical methodology as a tool in the study of exciting problems in science, business, and industry. Many undergraduate students choose to continue their education with one of RIT's advanced degrees in mathematics, such as:
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Coops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into knowhow. Science coops include a range of handson experiences, from coops and internships and work in labs to undergraduate research and clinical experience in health care settings. These opportunities provide the handson experience that enables you to apply your scientific, math, and health care knowledge in professional settings while you make valuable connections between classwork and realworld applications.
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The Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education offers National Labs and federallyfunded Research Centers from all research areas and sponsoring agencies a variety of options to connect with and recruit students. Students connect with employer partners to gather information on their laboratories and explore coop, internship, research, and fulltime opportunities. These national labs focus on scientific discovery, clean energy development, national security, technology advancements, and more. Recruiting events include our universitywide Fall Career Fair, oncampus and virtual interviews, information sessions, 1:1 networking with lab representatives, and a National Labs Resume Book available to all labs.
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Curriculum for 20232024 for Applied Mathematics BS
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Applied Mathematics, BS degree, typical course sequence
Course  Sem. Cr. Hrs.  

First Year  
CSCI101  Principles of Computing (General Education) This course is designed to introduce students to the central ideas of computing. Students will engage in activities that show how computing changes the world and impacts daily lives. Students will develop stepbystep written solutions to basic problems and implement their solutions using a programming language. Assignments will be completed both individually and in small teams. Students will be required to demonstrate oral and written communication skills through such assignments as short papers, homeworks, group discussions and debates, and development of a term paper. Lecture 3 (Fall). 
3 
Choose one of the following:  4 

CSCI141  Computer Science I This course serves as an introduction to computational thinking using a problemcentered approach. Specific topics covered include: expression of algorithms in pseudo code and a programming language; functional and imperative programming techniques; control structures; problem solving using recursion; basic searching and sorting; elementary data structures such as lists, trees, and graphs; and correctness, testing and debugging. Assignments (both in class and for homework) requiring a pseudo code solution and an implementation are an integral part of the course. An endofterm project is also required. Lec/Lab 6 (Fall, Spring). 

GCIS123  Software Development and Problem Solving I A first course introducing students to the fundamentals of computational problem solving. Students will learn a systematic approach to problem solving, including how to frame a problem in computational terms, how to decompose larger problems into smaller components, how to implement innovative software solutions using a contemporary programming language, how to critically debug their solutions, and how to assess the adequacy of the software solution. Additional topics include an introduction to objectoriented programming and data structures such as arrays and stacks. Students will complete both inclass and outofclass assignments. Lab 6 (Fall, Spring). 

MATH181  Calculus I (General Education – Mathematical Perspective A) This is the first in a twocourse sequence intended for students majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering. It emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and using them to solve physical problems. The course covers functions, limits, continuity, the derivative, rules of differentiation, applications of the derivative, Riemann sums, definite integrals, and indefinite integrals. (Prerequisites: MATH111 or (NMTH220 and NMTH260 or NMTH272 or NMTH275) or equivalent courses with a minimum grade of B, or a score of at least 60% on the RIT Mathematics Placement Exam.
Corequisites: MATH181R or equivalent course.) Lecture 6 (Fall, Spring). 
4 
MATH182  Calculus II (General Education – Mathematical Perspective B) This is the second in a twocourse sequence. It emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and using them to solve physical problems. The course covers techniques of integration including integration by parts, partial fractions, improper integrals, applications of integration, representing functions by infinite series, convergence and divergence of series, parametric curves, and polar coordinates. (Prerequisites: C or better in MATH181 or MATH181A or equivalent course.
Corequisites: MATH182R or equivalent course.) Lecture 6 (Fall, Spring). 
4 
MATH199  Mathematics and Statistics Seminar This course introduces the programs within the School of Mathematical Sciences, and provides an introduction to math and statistics software. The course provides practice in technical writing. Seminar 1 (Fall). 
1 
YOPS10  RIT 365: RIT Connections RIT 365 students participate in experiential learning opportunities designed to launch them into their career at RIT, support them in making multiple and varied connections across the university, and immerse them in processes of competency development. Students will plan for and reflect on their firstyear experiences, receive feedback, and develop a personal plan for future action in order to develop foundational selfawareness and recognize broadbased professional competencies. (This class is restricted to incoming 1st year or global campus students.) Lecture 1 (Fall, Spring). 
0 
General Education – Elective 
3  
General Education – FirstYear Writing (WI) 
3  
General Education – Artistic Perspective 
3  
General Education – Natural Science Inquiry Perspective ‡ 
4  
Second Year  
MATH200  Discrete Mathematics and Introduction to Proofs This course prepares students for professions that use mathematics in daily practice, and for mathematics courses beyond the introductory level where it is essential to communicate effectively in the language of mathematics. It covers various methods of mathematical proof, starting with basic techniques in propositional and predicate calculus and set theory, and then moving to applications in advanced mathematics. (Prerequisite: MATH173 or MATH182 or MATH182A or equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Recitation 4 (Fall). 
3 
MATH231  Differential Equations This course is an introduction to the study of ordinary differential equations and their applications. Topics include solutions to first order equations and linear second order equations, method of undetermined coefficients, variation of parameters, linear independence and the Wronskian, vibrating systems, and Laplace transforms. (Prerequisite: MATH173 or MATH182 or MATH182A or equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Fall, Spring, Summer). 
3 
MATH399  Mathematical Sciences Job Search Seminar This course helps students prepare to search for coop or fulltime employment. Students will learn strategies for conducting a successful job search and transitioning into the work world. The course meets one hour each week for five weeks. Lecture 1 (Fall, Spring). 
0 
MATH251  Probability and Statistics I This course introduces sample spaces and events, axioms of probability, counting techniques, conditional probability and independence, distributions of discrete and continuous random variables, joint distributions (discrete and continuous), the central limit theorem, descriptive statistics, interval estimation, and applications of probability and statistics to realworld problems. A statistical package such as Minitab or R is used for data analysis and statistical applications. (Prerequisites: MATH173 or MATH182 or MATH 182A or equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Fall, Spring, Summer). 
3 
STAT257  Statistical Inference Learn how data furthers understanding of science and engineering. This course covers basic statistical concepts, sampling theory, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, point estimation, and simple linear regression. A statistical software package such as MINITAB will be used for data analysis and statistical applications. (Prerequisites: MATH251.
NOTE: Students cannot receive credit for both MATH252 and STAT257 nor for both STAT205 and STAT257.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring). 
3 
Choose one of the following:  3 

MATH241  Linear Algebra This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of linear algebra, and techniques of matrix manipulation. Topics include linear transformations, Gaussian elimination, matrix arithmetic, determinants, vector spaces, linear independence, basis, null space, row space, and column space of a matrix, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, change of basis, similarity and diagonalization. Various applications are studied throughout the course. (Prerequisites: MATH190 or MATH200 or MATH219 or MATH220 or MATH221 or MATH221H or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring). 

MATH241H  Honors Linear Algebra This honors course introduces the basic concepts and techniques of linear algebra. Concepts are addressed at a higher level than the standard course in linear algebra, and the topic list is somewhat broader. Topics include linear independence and span, linear functions, solving systems of linear equations using Gaussian elimination, the arithmetic and algebra of matrices, basic properties and interpretation of determinants, vector spaces, the fundamental subspaces of a linear function, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, change of basis, similarity and diagonalization. Students will learn to communicate explanations of mathematical facts and techniques by participating in a collaborative workshop format, and will learn to use MATLAB to solve matrix equations. (Prerequisites: MATH219 or MATH221 or MATH221H or equivalent course and Honors program status or at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA.) Lecture 3 (Spring). 

Choose one of the following:  4 

MATH221  Multivariable and Vector Calculus (General Education) This course is principally a study of the calculus of functions of two or more variables, but also includes a study of vectors, vectorvalued functions and their derivatives. The course covers limits, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, Stokes' Theorem, Green's Theorem, the Divergence Theorem, and applications in physics. Credit cannot be granted for both this course and MATH219. (Prerequisite: C or better MATH173 or MATH182 or MATH182A or equivalent course.) Lecture 4 (Fall, Spring, Summer). 

MATH221H  Honors Multivariable and Vector Calculus (General Education) This course is an honors version of MATH221. It includes an introduction to vectors, surfaces, and multivariable functions. It covers limits, partial derivatives and differentiability, multiple integrals, Stokes’ Theorem, Green’s Theorem, the Divergence Theorem, and applications. Unlike MATH221, students in this course will often be expected to learn elementary skills and concepts from their text so that inclass discussion can focus primarily on extending techniques, interpreting results, and exploring mathematical topics in greater depth; homework exercises and projects given in this class will require greater synthesis of concepts and skills, on average, than those in MATH221. Students earning credit for this course cannot earn credit for MATH219 or MATH221. (Prerequisites: C or better in MATH182 or MATH173 or MATH182A and Honors program status or at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA.) Lecture 4 (Fall). 

General Education – Ethical Perspective 
3  
General Education – Global Perspective 
3  
General Education – Social Perspective 
3  
General Education – Scientific Principles Perspective‡ 
4  
Third Year  
MATH431  Real Variables I This course is an investigation and extension of the theoretical aspects of elementary calculus. Topics include mathematical induction, real numbers, sequences, functions, limits, and continuity. The workshop will focus on helping students develop skill in writing proofs. (Prerequisites: (MATH190 or MATH200 or 1055265) and (MATH220 or MATH221 or MATH221H or 1016410 or 1016328) or equivalent courses.) Lec/Lab 4 (Fall, Spring). 
3 
Program Electives 
18  
General Education – Immersion 1, 2 
6  
Open Elective 
3  
Fourth Year  
MATH411  Numerical Analysis This course covers numerical techniques for the solution of nonlinear equations, interpolation, differentiation, integration, and the solution of initial value problems. (Prerequisites: (MATH231 and (MATH241 or MATH241H)) or MATH233 or equivalent courses.) Lecture 3 (Fall). 
3 
MATH421  Mathematical Modeling (WIPR) This course explores problem solving, formulation of the mathematical model from physical considerations, solution of the mathematical problem, testing the model and interpretation of results. Problems are selected from the physical sciences, engineering, and economics. (Prerequisites: (MATH220 or MATH221 or 1016410 or 1016328) and MATH231 and (MATH241 or MATH241H) and MATH251 or equivalent courses.) Lecture 3 (Fall). 
3 
MATH441  Abstract Algebra I This course covers basic set theory, number theory, groups, subgroups, cyclic and permutation groups, Lagrange and Sylow theorems, quotient groups, and isomorphism theorems. Group Theory finds applications in other scientific disciplines like physics and chemistry. (Prerequisites: (MATH190 or MATH200 or 1055265) and (MATH241 or MATH241H) or equivalent courses.) Lec/Lab 4 (Fall, Spring). 
3 
MATH501  Experiential Learning Requirement in Mathematics The experiential learning requirement in the Applied Mathematics and Computational Mathematics programs can be accomplished in various ways. This course exists to record the completion of experiential learning activities that have been preapproved by the School of Mathematical Sciences. Such preapproval is considered on a casebycase basis. Lecture (Fall, Spring, Summer). 
0 
General Education – Immersion 3 
3  
General Education – Electives 
6  
Program Elective 
3  
Open Electives 
9  
Total Semester Credit Hours  121 
Please see General Education Curriculum (GE) 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 different Wellness courses.
‡ Students will satisfy this requirement by taking either University Physics I (PHYS211) and University Physics II (PHYS212) or General & Analytical Chemistry I and Lab (CHMG141/145) and General & Analytical Chemistry II and Lab (CHMG142/146) or General Biology I and Lab (BIOL101/103) and General Biology II and Lab (BIOL102/104).
Combined Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degrees
The curriculum below outlines the typical course sequence(s) for combined accelerated degrees available with this bachelor's degree.
Applied Mathematics, BS degree/Applied and Computational Mathematics (thesis option), MS degree, typical course sequence
Course  Sem. Cr. Hrs.  

First Year  
CSCI101  Principles of Computing (General Education) This course is designed to introduce students to the central ideas of computing. Students will engage in activities that show how computing changes the world and impacts daily lives. Students will develop stepbystep written solutions to basic problems and implement their solutions using a programming language. Assignments will be completed both individually and in small teams. Students will be required to demonstrate oral and written communication skills through such assignments as short papers, homeworks, group discussions and debates, and development of a term paper. Lecture 3 (Fall). 
3 
CSCI141  Computer Science I (General Education) This course serves as an introduction to computational thinking using a problemcentered approach. Specific topics covered include: expression of algorithms in pseudo code and a programming language; functional and imperative programming techniques; control structures; problem solving using recursion; basic searching and sorting; elementary data structures such as lists, trees, and graphs; and correctness, testing and debugging. Assignments (both in class and for homework) requiring a pseudo code solution and an implementation are an integral part of the course. An endofterm project is also required. Lec/Lab 6 (Fall, Spring). 
4 
MATH181  Calculus I (General Education – Mathematical Perspective A) This is the first in a twocourse sequence intended for students majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering. It emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and using them to solve physical problems. The course covers functions, limits, continuity, the derivative, rules of differentiation, applications of the derivative, Riemann sums, definite integrals, and indefinite integrals. (Prerequisites: MATH111 or (NMTH220 and NMTH260 or NMTH272 or NMTH275) or equivalent courses with a minimum grade of B, or a score of at least 60% on the RIT Mathematics Placement Exam.
Corequisites: MATH181R or equivalent course.) Lecture 6 (Fall, Spring). 
4 
MATH182  Calculus II (General Education – Mathematical Perspective B) This is the second in a twocourse sequence. It emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and using them to solve physical problems. The course covers techniques of integration including integration by parts, partial fractions, improper integrals, applications of integration, representing functions by infinite series, convergence and divergence of series, parametric curves, and polar coordinates. (Prerequisites: C or better in MATH181 or MATH181A or equivalent course.
Corequisites: MATH182R or equivalent course.) Lecture 6 (Fall, Spring). 
4 
MATH199  Mathematics and Statistics Seminar This course introduces the programs within the School of Mathematical Sciences, and provides an introduction to math and statistics software. The course provides practice in technical writing. Seminar 1 (Fall). 
1 
YOPS10  RIT 365: RIT Connections RIT 365 students participate in experiential learning opportunities designed to launch them into their career at RIT, support them in making multiple and varied connections across the university, and immerse them in processes of competency development. Students will plan for and reflect on their firstyear experiences, receive feedback, and develop a personal plan for future action in order to develop foundational selfawareness and recognize broadbased professional competencies. (This class is restricted to incoming 1st year or global campus students.) Lecture 1 (Fall, Spring). 
0 
General Education – Elective 
3  
General Education – FirstYear Writing (WI) 
3  
General Education – Artistic Perspective 
3  
General Education – Natural Science Inquiry Perspective‡ 
4  
Second Year  
MATH200  Discrete Mathematics and Introduction to Proofs This course prepares students for professions that use mathematics in daily practice, and for mathematics courses beyond the introductory level where it is essential to communicate effectively in the language of mathematics. It covers various methods of mathematical proof, starting with basic techniques in propositional and predicate calculus and set theory, and then moving to applications in advanced mathematics. (Prerequisite: MATH173 or MATH182 or MATH182A or equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Recitation 4 (Fall). 
3 
MATH231  Differential Equations This course is an introduction to the study of ordinary differential equations and their applications. Topics include solutions to first order equations and linear second order equations, method of undetermined coefficients, variation of parameters, linear independence and the Wronskian, vibrating systems, and Laplace transforms. (Prerequisite: MATH173 or MATH182 or MATH182A or equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Fall, Spring, Summer). 
3 
MATH251  Probability and Statistics This course introduces sample spaces and events, axioms of probability, counting techniques, conditional probability and independence, distributions of discrete and continuous random variables, joint distributions (discrete and continuous), the central limit theorem, descriptive statistics, interval estimation, and applications of probability and statistics to realworld problems. A statistical package such as Minitab or R is used for data analysis and statistical applications. (Prerequisites: MATH173 or MATH182 or MATH 182A or equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Fall, Spring, Summer). 
3 
MATH399  Mathematical Sciences Job Search Seminar This course helps students prepare to search for coop or fulltime employment. Students will learn strategies for conducting a successful job search and transitioning into the work world. The course meets one hour each week for five weeks. Lecture 1 (Fall, Spring). 
0 
STAT257  Statistical Inference Learn how data furthers understanding of science and engineering. This course covers basic statistical concepts, sampling theory, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, point estimation, and simple linear regression. A statistical software package such as MINITAB will be used for data analysis and statistical applications. (Prerequisites: MATH251.
NOTE: Students cannot receive credit for both MATH252 and STAT257 nor for both STAT205 and STAT257.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring). 
3 
Choose one of the following:  4 

MATH221  Multivariable and Vector Calculus This course is principally a study of the calculus of functions of two or more variables, but also includes a study of vectors, vectorvalued functions and their derivatives. The course covers limits, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, Stokes' Theorem, Green's Theorem, the Divergence Theorem, and applications in physics. Credit cannot be granted for both this course and MATH219. (Prerequisite: C or better MATH173 or MATH182 or MATH182A or equivalent course.) Lecture 4 (Fall, Spring, Summer). 

MATH221H  Honors Multivariable and Vector Calculus This course is an honors version of MATH221. It includes an introduction to vectors, surfaces, and multivariable functions. It covers limits, partial derivatives and differentiability, multiple integrals, Stokes’ Theorem, Green’s Theorem, the Divergence Theorem, and applications. Unlike MATH221, students in this course will often be expected to learn elementary skills and concepts from their text so that inclass discussion can focus primarily on extending techniques, interpreting results, and exploring mathematical topics in greater depth; homework exercises and projects given in this class will require greater synthesis of concepts and skills, on average, than those in MATH221. Students earning credit for this course cannot earn credit for MATH219 or MATH221. (Prerequisites: C or better in MATH182 or MATH173 or MATH182A and Honors program status or at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA.) Lecture 4 (Fall). 

Choose one of the following:  3 

MATH241  Linear Algebra This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of linear algebra, and techniques of matrix manipulation. Topics include linear transformations, Gaussian elimination, matrix arithmetic, determinants, vector spaces, linear independence, basis, null space, row space, and column space of a matrix, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, change of basis, similarity and diagonalization. Various applications are studied throughout the course. (Prerequisites: MATH190 or MATH200 or MATH219 or MATH220 or MATH221 or MATH221H or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring). 

MATH241H  Honors Linear Algebra This honors course introduces the basic concepts and techniques of linear algebra. Concepts are addressed at a higher level than the standard course in linear algebra, and the topic list is somewhat broader. Topics include linear independence and span, linear functions, solving systems of linear equations using Gaussian elimination, the arithmetic and algebra of matrices, basic properties and interpretation of determinants, vector spaces, the fundamental subspaces of a linear function, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, change of basis, similarity and diagonalization. Students will learn to communicate explanations of mathematical facts and techniques by participating in a collaborative workshop format, and will learn to use MATLAB to solve matrix equations. (Prerequisites: MATH219 or MATH221 or MATH221H or equivalent course and Honors program status or at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA.) Lecture 3 (Spring). 

General Education – Ethical Perspective 
3  
General Education – Global Perspective 
3  
General Education – Social Perspective 
3  
General Education – Scientific Principles Perspective‡ 
4  
Third Year  
MATH431  Real Variables I This course is an investigation and extension of the theoretical aspects of elementary calculus. Topics include mathematical induction, real numbers, sequences, functions, limits, and continuity. The workshop will focus on helping students develop skill in writing proofs. (Prerequisites: (MATH190 or MATH200 or 1055265) and (MATH220 or MATH221 or MATH221H or 1016410 or 1016328) or equivalent courses.) Lec/Lab 4 (Fall, Spring). 
3 
Program Electives 
15  
General Education – Immersion 1, 2 
6  
Open Electives 
6  
General Education – Elective 
3  
Fourth Year  
MATH411  Numerical Analysis This course covers numerical techniques for the solution of nonlinear equations, interpolation, differentiation, integration, and the solution of initial value problems. (Prerequisites: (MATH231 and (MATH241 or MATH241H)) or MATH233 or equivalent courses.) Lecture 3 (Fall). 
3 
MATH421  Mathematical Modeling (WIPR) This course explores problem solving, formulation of the mathematical model from physical considerations, solution of the mathematical problem, testing the model and interpretation of results. Problems are selected from the physical sciences, engineering, and economics. (Prerequisites: (MATH220 or MATH221 or 1016410 or 1016328) and MATH231 and (MATH241 or MATH241H) and MATH251 or equivalent courses.) Lecture 3 (Fall). 
3 
MATH441  Abstract Algebra I This course covers basic set theory, number theory, groups, subgroups, cyclic and permutation groups, Lagrange and Sylow theorems, quotient groups, and isomorphism theorems. Group Theory finds applications in other scientific disciplines like physics and chemistry. (Prerequisites: (MATH190 or MATH200 or 1055265) and (MATH241 or MATH241H) or equivalent courses.) Lec/Lab 4 (Fall, Spring). 
3 
MATH501  Experiential Learning Requirement in Mathematics The experiential learning requirement in the Applied Mathematics and Computational Mathematics programs can be accomplished in various ways. This course exists to record the completion of experiential learning activities that have been preapproved by the School of Mathematical Sciences. Such preapproval is considered on a casebycase basis. Lecture (Fall, Spring, Summer). 
0 
MATH606  Graduate Seminar I The course prepares students to engage in activities necessary for independent mathematical research and introduces students to a broad range of active interdisciplinary programs related to applied mathematics. (This course is restricted to students in the ACMTHMS or MATHMLPHD programs.) Lecture 2 (Fall). 
1 
MATH607  Graduate Seminar II This course is a continuation of Graduate Seminar I. It prepares students to engage in activities necessary for independent mathematical research and introduces them to a broad range of active interdisciplinary programs related to applied mathematics. (Prerequisite: MATH606 or equivalent course or students in the ACMTHMS or MATHMLPHD programs.) Lecture 2 (Spring). 
1 
Math Graduate Core Electives 
9  
General Education – Immersion 3 
3  
General Education – Elective 
3  
Open Electives 
6  
Fifth Year  
MATH790  Research and Thesis Masterslevel research by the candidate on an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor. (This course is restricted to students in the ACMTHMS or MATHMLPHD programs.) Thesis (Fall, Spring, Summer). 
7 
MATH Graduate Electives 
12  
Total Semester Credit Hours  145 
Please see General Education Curriculum (GE) 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 different Wellness courses.
‡ Students will satisfy this requirement by taking either University Physics I (PHYS211) and University Physics II (PHYS212) or General & Analytical Chemistry I and Lab (CHMG141/145) and General & Analytical Chemistry II and Lab (CHMG142/146) or General Biology I and Lab (BIOL101/103) and General Biology II and Lab (BIOL102/104).
Applied Mathematics, BS degree/Applied and Computational Mathematics (project option), MS degree, typical course sequence
Course  Sem. Cr. Hrs.  

First Year  
CSCI101  Principles of Computing (General Education) This course is designed to introduce students to the central ideas of computing. Students will engage in activities that show how computing changes the world and impacts daily lives. Students will develop stepbystep written solutions to basic problems and implement their solutions using a programming language. Assignments will be completed both individually and in small teams. Students will be required to demonstrate oral and written communication skills through such assignments as short papers, homeworks, group discussions and debates, and development of a term paper. Lecture 3 (Fall). 
3 
CSCI141  Computer Science I (General Education) This course serves as an introduction to computational thinking using a problemcentered approach. Specific topics covered include: expression of algorithms in pseudo code and a programming language; functional and imperative programming techniques; control structures; problem solving using recursion; basic searching and sorting; elementary data structures such as lists, trees, and graphs; and correctness, testing and debugging. Assignments (both in class and for homework) requiring a pseudo code solution and an implementation are an integral part of the course. An endofterm project is also required. Lec/Lab 6 (Fall, Spring). 
4 
MATH181  Calculus I (General Education – Mathematical Perspective A) This is the first in a twocourse sequence intended for students majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering. It emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and using them to solve physical problems. The course covers functions, limits, continuity, the derivative, rules of differentiation, applications of the derivative, Riemann sums, definite integrals, and indefinite integrals. (Prerequisites: MATH111 or (NMTH220 and NMTH260 or NMTH272 or NMTH275) or equivalent courses with a minimum grade of B, or a score of at least 60% on the RIT Mathematics Placement Exam.
Corequisites: MATH181R or equivalent course.) Lecture 6 (Fall, Spring). 
4 
MATH182  Calculus II (General Education – Mathematical Perspective B) This is the second in a twocourse sequence. It emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and using them to solve physical problems. The course covers techniques of integration including integration by parts, partial fractions, improper integrals, applications of integration, representing functions by infinite series, convergence and divergence of series, parametric curves, and polar coordinates. (Prerequisites: C or better in MATH181 or MATH181A or equivalent course.
Corequisites: MATH182R or equivalent course.) Lecture 6 (Fall, Spring). 
4 
MATH199  Mathematics and Statistics Seminar This course introduces the programs within the School of Mathematical Sciences, and provides an introduction to math and statistics software. The course provides practice in technical writing. Seminar 1 (Fall). 
1 
YOPS10  RIT 365: RIT Connections RIT 365 students participate in experiential learning opportunities designed to launch them into their career at RIT, support them in making multiple and varied connections across the university, and immerse them in processes of competency development. Students will plan for and reflect on their firstyear experiences, receive feedback, and develop a personal plan for future action in order to develop foundational selfawareness and recognize broadbased professional competencies. (This class is restricted to incoming 1st year or global campus students.) Lecture 1 (Fall, Spring). 
0 
General Education – Elective 
3  
General Education – FirstYear Writing (WI) 
3  
General Education – Artistic Perspective 
3  
General Education – Natural Science Inquiry and Scientific Principles Perspective‡ 
4  
Second Year  
MATH200  Discrete Mathematics and Introduction to Proofs This course prepares students for professions that use mathematics in daily practice, and for mathematics courses beyond the introductory level where it is essential to communicate effectively in the language of mathematics. It covers various methods of mathematical proof, starting with basic techniques in propositional and predicate calculus and set theory, and then moving to applications in advanced mathematics. (Prerequisite: MATH173 or MATH182 or MATH182A or equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Recitation 4 (Fall). 
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MATH231  Differential Equations This course is an introduction to the study of ordinary differential equations and their applications. Topics include solutions to first order equations and linear second order equations, method of undetermined coefficients, variation of parameters, linear independence and the Wronskian, vibrating systems, and Laplace transforms. (Prerequisite: MATH173 or MATH182 or MATH182A or equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Fall, Spring, Summer). 
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MATH251  Probability and Statistics This course introduces sample spaces and events, axioms of probability, counting techniques, conditional probability and independence, distributions of discrete and continuous random variables, joint distributions (discrete and continuous), the central limit theorem, descriptive statistics, interval estimation, and applications of probability and statistics to realworld problems. A statistical package such as Minitab or R is used for data analysis and statistical applications. (Prerequisites: MATH173 or MATH182 or MATH 182A or equivalent course.) Lecture 3, Recitation 1 (Fall, Spring, Summer). 
3 
MATH399  Mathematical Sciences Job Search Seminar This course helps students prepare to search for coop or fulltime employment. Students will learn strategies for conducting a successful job search and transitioning into the work world. The course meets one hour each week for five weeks. Lecture 1 (Fall, Spring). 
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STAT257  Statistical Inference Learn how data furthers understanding of science and engineering. This course covers basic statistical concepts, sampling theory, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, point estimation, and simple linear regression. A statistical software package such as MINITAB will be used for data analysis and statistical applications. (Prerequisites: MATH251.
NOTE: Students cannot receive credit for both MATH252 and STAT257 nor for both STAT205 and STAT257.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring). 

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MATH221  Multivariable and Vector Calculus This course is principally a study of the calculus of functions of two or more variables, but also includes a study of vectors, vectorvalued functions and their derivatives. The course covers limits, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, Stokes' Theorem, Green's Theorem, the Divergence Theorem, and applications in physics. Credit cannot be granted for both this course and MATH219. (Prerequisite: C or better MATH173 or MATH182 or MATH182A or equivalent course.) Lecture 4 (Fall, Spring, Summer). 

MATH221H  Honors Multivariable and Vector Calculus This course is an honors version of MATH221. It includes an introduction to vectors, surfaces, and multivariable functions. It covers limits, partial derivatives and differentiability, multiple integrals, Stokes’ Theorem, Green’s Theorem, the Divergence Theorem, and applications. Unlike MATH221, students in this course will often be expected to learn elementary skills and concepts from their text so that inclass discussion can focus primarily on extending techniques, interpreting results, and exploring mathematical topics in greater depth; homework exercises and projects given in this class will require greater synthesis of concepts and skills, on average, than those in MATH221. Students earning credit for this course cannot earn credit for MATH219 or MATH221. (Prerequisites: C or better in MATH182 or MATH173 or MATH182A and Honors program status or at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA.) Lecture 4 (Fall). 

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MATH241  Linear Algebra This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of linear algebra, and techniques of matrix manipulation. Topics include linear transformations, Gaussian elimination, matrix arithmetic, determinants, vector spaces, linear independence, basis, null space, row space, and column space of a matrix, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, change of basis, similarity and diagonalization. Various applications are studied throughout the course. (Prerequisites: MATH190 or MATH200 or MATH219 or MATH220 or MATH221 or MATH221H or equivalent course.) Lecture 3 (Fall, Spring). 

MATH241H  Honors Linear Algebra This honors course introduces the basic concepts and techniques of linear algebra. Concepts are addressed at a higher level than the standard course in linear algebra, and the topic list is somewhat broader. Topics include linear independence and span, linear functions, solving systems of linear equations using Gaussian elimination, the arithmetic and algebra of matrices, basic properties and interpretation of determinants, vector spaces, the fundamental subspaces of a linear function, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, change of basis, similarity and diagonalization. Students will learn to communicate explanations of mathematical facts and techniques by participating in a collaborative workshop format, and will learn to use MATLAB to solve matrix equations. (Prerequisites: MATH219 or MATH221 or MATH221H or equivalent course and Honors program status or at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA.) Lecture 3 (Spring). 

General Education – Ethical Perspective 
3  
General Education – Global Perspective 
3  
General Education – Social Perspective 
3  
General Education – Natural Science Inquiry and Scientific Principles Perspective‡ 
4  
Third Year  
MATH431  Real Variables I This course is an investigation and extension of the theoretical aspects of elementary calculus. Topics include mathematical induction, real numbers, sequences, functions, limits, and continuity. The workshop will focus on helping students develop skill in writing proofs. (Prerequisites: (MATH190 or MATH200 or 1055265) and (MATH220 or MATH221 or MATH221H or 1016410 or 1016328) or equivalent courses.) Lec/Lab 4 (Fall, Spring). 
3 
Program Electives 
15  
General Education – Immersion 1, 2 
6  
Open Electives 
6  
General Education – Elective 
3  
Fourth Year  
MATH411  Numerical Analysis This course covers numerical techniques for the solution of nonlinear equations, interpolation, differentiation, integration, and the solution of initial value problems. (Prerequisites: (MATH231 and (MATH241 or MATH241H)) or MATH233 or equivalent courses.) Lecture 3 (Fall). 
3 
MATH421  Mathematical Modeling (WIPR) This course explores problem solving, formulation of the mathematical model from physical considerations, solution of the mathematical problem, testing the model and interpretation of results. Problems are selected from the physical sciences, engineering, and economics. (Prerequisites: (MATH220 or MATH221 or 1016410 or 1016328) and MATH231 and (MATH241 or MATH241H) and MATH251 or equivalent courses.) Lecture 3 (Fall). 
3 
MATH441  Abstract Algebra I This course covers basic set theory, number theory, groups, subgroups, cyclic and permutation groups, Lagrange and Sylow theorems, quotient groups, and isomorphism theorems. Group Theory finds applications in other scientific disciplines like physics and chemistry. (Prerequisites: (MATH190 or MATH200 or 1055265) and (MATH241 or MATH241H) or equivalent courses.) Lec/Lab 4 (Fall, Spring). 
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MATH606  Graduate Seminar I The course prepares students to engage in activities necessary for independent mathematical research and introduces students to a broad range of active interdisciplinary programs related to applied mathematics. (This course is restricted to students in the ACMTHMS or MATHMLPHD programs.) Lecture 2 (Fall). 
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MATH607  Graduate Seminar II This course is a continuation of Graduate Seminar I. It prepares students to engage in activities necessary for independent mathematical research and introduces them to a broad range of active interdisciplinary programs related to applied mathematics. (Prerequisite: MATH606 or equivalent course or students in the ACMTHMS or MATHMLPHD programs.) Lecture 2 (Spring). 
1 
Math Graduate Core Electives 
9  
General Education – Immersion 3 
3  
General Education – Elective 
3  
Open Electives 
6  
Fifth Year  
MATH790  Research and Thesis Masterslevel research by the candidate on an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor. (This course is restricted to students in the ACMTHMS or MATHMLPHD programs.) Thesis (Fall, Spring, Summer). 
4 
MATH Graduate Electives 
15  
Total Semester Credit Hours  145 
Please see General Education Curriculum (GE) 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 different Wellness courses.
‡ Students will satisfy this requirement by taking either University Physics I (PHYS211) and University Physics II (PHYS212) or General & Analytical Chemistry I and Lab (CHMG141/145) and General & Analytical Chemistry II and Lab (CHMG142/146) or General Biology I and Lab (BIOL101/103) and General Biology II and Lab (BIOL102/104).
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FirstYear Admission
A strong performance in a college preparatory program is expected. This includes:
 4 years of English
 3 years of social studies and/or history
 4 years of mathematics is required and must include algebra, geometry, algebra 2/trigonometry, and precalculus. Calculus is preferred.
 23 years of science is required and must include chemistry or physics; both are recommended.
Transfer Admission
Transfer course recommendations without associate degree
Courses in liberal arts, physics, math, and chemistry
Appropriate associate degree programs for transfer
AS degree in liberal arts with math/science option
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Research
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Many students join research teams and engage in research projects starting as early as their first year. Participation in applied mathematics research leads to the development of realworld skills, enhanced problemsolving techniques, and broader career opportunities. Our students have opportunities to travel to national conferences for presentations and also become contributing authors on peerreviewed manuscripts. Explore the variety of mathematics and statistics undergraduate research projects happening across the university.
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