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2020-2021 General Catalog

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics Emphasis - BS


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  • For more information about Applied Mathematics Emphasis, see the website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with their advisor, Linda Skabelund. Current students should also meet with Linda Skabelund and log on to Degree Works  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.75 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CS 1400: Introduction to Computer Science–CS 1   4     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3    
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)      3     MATH 1220: Calculus II (QL)   4    
MATH 1210: Calculus I (QL)   4     STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI)   3    
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)     Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)   3  
      PHYS 2110: General Physics - Life Sciences I   4    
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

MATH 2210: Multivariable Calculus (QI)   3     MATH 2280: Ordinary Differential Equations (QI)   3    
MATH 2270: Linear Algebra (QI)   3     MATH 3310: Discrete Mathematics   3    
Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   2-3   Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)   2-3  
PHYS 2120: General Physics - Life Sciences II (BPS)   4     Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3  
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

MATH 5410: Methods of Applied Mathematics   3     MATH 5420: Partial Differential Equations   3    
Breadth American Studies (BAI)   3   MATH 5710: Introduction to Probability   3    
MATH 4200: Foundations of Analysis (CI)   3     MATH 4410: Discrete Math 2  or MATH 5620: Numerical Algorithms for Approximate Solutions of DE * 4  or 2    
MATH 4610: Fundamentals of Numerical Analysis * 3          
Comments

*Students must take two of the following three courses: MATH 4410 , MATH 4610 , and MATH 5620 .

Comments

*Students must take two of the following three courses: MATH 4410 , MATH 4610 , and MATH 5620 .

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

MATH 5210: Introduction to Analysis I   3     MATH 5220: Introduction to Analysis II   3    
MATH/STAT 5XXX Elective Courses 3   MATH 5270: Complex Variables   3    
MATH/STAT 5XXX Elective Courses 3   MATH/STAT 5XXX Elective Courses 3  
Breadth Humanities (BHU)   3   Communications Intensive (CI)   3  
      MATH 5810: Topics in Mathematics   1-3    
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Program Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required in all mathematics and statistics courses. Program coursework may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.

Additional Electives (9 credits)


Select 9 credits from Statistics (STAT) courses numbered 5000 and above or Mathematics (MATH) courses numbered 5000 and above, excluding MATH 5010 , MATH 5020 , MATH 5570 , and MATH 5580 .

Capstone Experience


The capstone experience is a 3-credit requirement for all Mathematics and Statistics majors. The capstone may be satisfied in several ways, including, but not limited to, completing an internship and a reflective essay, participating in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), or completing MATH/STAT 5810. Other means of satisfying the requirement may be developed on an individual basis between the student and their faculty advisor.  

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