Mathematics B.S. – Applied Mathematical Sciences Emphasis

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Contact: Dean E. Allison, Ph.D., School Director

Location: Ross Hall 2239

Telephone: 970.351.2820

Website: www.unco.edu/NHS/mathsci

Advising Information

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

All undergraduate programs require a core of common courses to provide students with a solid foundation in the mathematical sciences. Thereafter, students can choose from three different emphasis areas depending on their educational interests and goals.

Applied Mathematical Sciences Emphasis

Expanded scientific, statistical and mathematical knowledge, combined with growing needs in technological as well as social areas, have created increased demands for individuals trained in applied mathematics. Within this emphasis area, students can choose one of three concentrations.

Applied Computer Science Concentration

One significant application of applied mathematics is in the area of software development. This concentration will allow the student to be better prepared to take a job with a computer software company or jobs involving a significant use of computer technology.

Applied Mathematics Concentration

This concentration focuses on applications of mathematics to real-life problems and includes some supporting computer science and statistics. Graduates are prepared for technical positions in such areas as environmental, governmental, industrial, military, and social settings and for additional graduate study in mathematics and other related disciplines.

Applied Statistics Concentration

This concentration focuses on statistical foundations and their applications to problems in varied disciplines, e.g. business, agriculture, medicine, law, literature, psychology and other social sciences, and on the design and analysis of statistical models in a wide variety of settings. Graduates are prepared for positions involving the design and analysis of statistical models in such areas as environmental, governmental, industrial, military, and social settings and for additional graduate study in the areas of applied statistics and operations research.

Program Admission Requirements:

Academic Good Standing

Program Requirements:

To graduate with a B. S. in Mathematics all students must have an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher in all courses in the major (i.e. all core credits and all emphasis credits).

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specified LAC — 8 credits

LAC area 2 — Mathematics

MATH 131Calculus I

4

MATH 132Calculus II

4

Remaining LAC — 32 credits

See “Liberal Arts Core”.

2. Required Major — 41 credits

Take all of the following courses:

CG 120Computer Programming

3

CS 102Structured Programming

3

MATH 221Elementary Linear Algebra

3

MATH 228Discrete Mathematics

3

MATH 233Calculus III

4

MATH 335Differential Equations I

3

MATH 350Elementary Probability Theory

4

MATH 495Topics in Mathematics

1 - 3

Choose one of the following concentrations:

Applied Computer Science Concentration

Take 9 credits (and 6 additional elective credits)

CS 200Object-Oriented Analysis, Design, and Programming

3

CS 301Algorithms and Data Structures

3

Choose one of the following courses:

MATH 375Elementary Numerical Analysis

3

Any CS course at the 300-level or higher

3

Applied Mathematics Concentration

Take 12 credits (and 3 additional elective credits)

CS 200Object-Oriented Analysis, Design, and Programming

3

MATH 437Mathematical Modeling

3

Choose one of the following courses:

MATH 351Elementary Statistics Theory

3

STAT 406Multiple Linear Regression

3

Choose one of the following courses:

MATH 336Differential Equations II

3

MATH 375Elementary Numerical Analysis

3

Applied Statistics Concentration

Take nine credits (and 6 additional elective credits)

MATH 351Elementary Statistics Theory

3

STAT 406Multiple Linear Regression

3

STAT 409Sampling Techniques

3

Remaining Concentration

Take 3-6 credits (to total 15 in the Concentration)

Choose from the following courses:

MATH 321Introduction to Abstract Algebra I

3

MATH 322Introduction to Abstract Algebra II

3

MATH 336Differential Equations II

3

MATH 341Introduction to Modern Geometry I

3

MATH 342Introduction to Modern Geometry II

3

MATH 375Elementary Numerical Analysis

3

MATH 391Introduction to Number Theory

3

MATH 431Basic Analysis I

4

MATH 432Basic Analysis II

4

MATH 460Introduction to Complex Analysis

3

Any CS course at the 300-level or higher

3

Any STAT course at the 300-level or higher

3

Any course listed in the required concentration courses

3. University-Wide Credits — 39 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 39 credits.