Academic Catalog

Applied Mathematics, B.S.

Program Description

Students will complete a program that is anchored by fundamentals of computing, programing, databases, data mining, financial risk, and analysis, which is the root of study for nearly any applied mathematical endeavor that they may wish to pursue.  Applied Mathematics majors can tailor this program to areas of science or business via the actuarial concentration, free electives, and big data analysis via data science concentration, as well as to special areas in applied mathematics through a variety of independent study topics that are close to current faculty interests. Students are required to take Data Mining, Databases, Probability Theory and Actuary, Regression Analysis, and Financial Mathematics courses as part of the degree requirement. In addition, students will have the opportunity to engage with experts in the fields of data science and actuary through workshops.  Students completing this program will be adequately prepared to enter the job market in data science/actuary or continue education in a graduate program.

Program Goals

  1. Students shall develop an understanding of the central components of Applied Mathematics, and their interaction in special areas.
    1. They shall integrate course content to demonstrate the interrelations between different areas of Applied Mathematics.
    2. They shall develop a fluency in comprehending applied mathematical concepts and the components that support it.
    3. They shall develop reflective abstraction.
  2. Students shall develop primary tools relevant to performing Applied Mathematics.
    1. They shall develop strong computational skills and experience in a wide range of software environments, including Python and R.
    2. They shall develop the notions of rigorous proof and be able to manage a big volume of data.
    3. They shall set up opportunities in which they will engage in critical thinking and problem exploration about big volume of data.
    4. They shall learn how to analyze risk using mathematics and statistics.
    5. They shall apply their knowledge to solve management problems in insurance and various social and business.
    6. They shall encourage the communication about the attractiveness of Applied Mathematics in Actuary and Data science.
  3. Students shall develop ancillary tools relevant to research level Applied Mathematics.
    1. They shall develop literature search skills.
    2. They shall become proficient in reading and translating applied mathematical literature.
    3. They shall learn how to collect, sort, and analyze data.
    4. They shall acquire Technology skills: LaTeX 2e, Mathematica, MATLAB, and supporting tools.

Degree earned: B.S.
Delivery formats: On-campus, online
Total number of credits: 120 (Data Science Concentration), 122 (Actuary Concentration)

Credit Distribution

B.S. Applied Mathematics – Data Science

General Education Core
Writing Courses
ENG 110College Writing3
or ENG 112 College Writing for Multilingual Students
ENG/HON 200Advanced College Writing3
or ENG 202 Advanced College Writing for Multilingual Students
Critical Dialogues Course
INT 110Introduction to Dialogues in Critical Thinking 13
American Dialogues Course
Select one course of the following:3
Photographers, Writers, and the American Scene
Social Issues in Policing a Multicultural Community
Justice and Democracy in America
African-American History
Cultural Interaction in Colonial North America
Enduring American Dialogues
Creative and Reflective Dialogues Course
Select one course of the following:3
Contemporary Photography as Cultural Landscape
Beginning Drawing
Basic Photography: Criticizing Photography
Introduction to Creative Writing
Creative Nonfiction Writing
Creative Expression
Introduction to Theatre and Performance
Sustainability Dialogues Course
Select one course of the following:3-4
Introductory Biology
Human Nutrition
Botany
Enviromental Studies
Introductory Chemistry
Scientific Discovery
Physical Science
Principles of Physics I
Global Dialogues Course
Select one course of the following:3
British Literature I: Middle Ages to the 18th Century
British Literature II: Late 18th Century to The Present
Themes and Topics in World Literature & Culture
Major Global Literary Figures
Baccalaureate Capstone I
Medieval World
The History of Ireland
History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
The Arts in Society
Psychoanalysis & Politics
Seminar in Religion and Belief
Classical Music Studies
Truth & Justice
Citizenship Dialogues Course
Select one course of the following:3
Baccalaureate Capstone II
Capstone in Citizenship
Psychology Capstone
MAT 251Calculus I3
MAT 281Statistics and Probability I3
SPE 130Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Major Requirements
MAT 182Discrete Mathematics3
MAT 252Calculus II3
MAT 260Linear Algebra3
MAT 261Calculus III3
MAT 361Differential Equations3
MAT 382Statistics and Probability II3
MAT 445Introduction to Probability3
MAT 455Regression Analysis3
Electives
Select two courses of the following:6
Intermediate Microcomputer Applications
College Geometry and Trigonometry
Operations Analysis & Modeling
Special Topic in Mathematics
Special Topic in Mathematics
Independent Study/Mathematics
Formal Logic
Free Elective Component
Select 45 credits of Free Electives 245
Data Science Component
DAT 100Fundamentals of Computing3
DAT 200Introduction to Programming3
DAT 300Introduction To Databases3
DAT 400Introduction To Data Mining3
Total Hours120-121
1

Required of first-year students; all other students may substitute a 300/400 level Liberal Arts and Sciences elective

2

May include any College course.

B.S. Applied Mathematics – Actuary

General Education Core
Writing Courses
ENG 110College Writing3
or ENG 112 College Writing for Multilingual Students
ENG 200Advanced College Writing3
or ENG 202 Advanced College Writing for Multilingual Students
Critical Dialogues Course
INT 110Introduction to Dialogues in Critical Thinking 13
American Dialogues Course
Select one course of the following:3
Social Issues in Policing a Multicultural Community
Justice and Democracy in America
African-American History
Cultural Interaction in Colonial North America
Enduring American Dialogues
Creative and Reflective Dialogues Course
Select one course of the following:3
Contemporary Photography as Cultural Landscape
Beginning Drawing
Basic Photography: Criticizing Photography
Introduction to Creative Writing
Creative Nonfiction Writing
Creative Expression
Introduction to Theatre and Performance
Sustainability Dialogues Course
Select one course of the following:3-4
Human Nutrition
Botany
Enviromental Studies
Introductory Chemistry
Scientific Discovery
Physical Science
Principles of Physics I
Global Dialogues Course
Select one course of the following:3
British Literature I: Middle Ages to the 18th Century
British Literature II: Late 18th Century to The Present
Themes and Topics in World Literature & Culture
Major Global Literary Figures
Baccalaureate Capstone I
Medieval World
The History of Ireland
History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Psychoanalysis & Politics
Seminar in Religion and Belief
Classical Music Studies
Truth & Justice
Citizenship Dialogues Course
Select one course of the following:3
Baccalaureate Capstone II
Capstone in Citizenship
Psychology Capstone
MAT 251Calculus I3
MAT 281Statistics and Probability I3
SPE 130Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Major Requirements
MAT 252Calculus II3
MAT 255Theory of Numbers3
MAT 260Linear Algebra3
MAT 261Calculus III3
MAT 265Financial Maathematics3
MAT 342Abstract Algebra3
MAT 361Differential Equations3
MAT 382Statistics and Probability II3
MAT 385Probability for Actuarial Science3
MAT 421Real Variables3
Electives
Select two courses of the following:6
Fundamentals of Computing
Introduction to Programming
College Geometry and Trigonometry
Discrete Mathematics
Operations Analysis & Modeling
Special Topic in Mathematics
Special Topic in Mathematics
Independent Study/Mathematics
Introduction to Probability
Regression Analysis
Formal Logic
Free Elective Component
Select 45 credits of Free Electives 245
Sciences Component
Select one sequence of the following:2-8
Principles of Physics I
and Principles of Physics II
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
General Chemistry I Laboratory
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
Total Hours116-123
1

Required of first-year students; all other students may substitute a 300/400 level Liberal Arts and Sciences elective

2

May include any College course.

Suggested Sequences

B.S. - Applied Mathematics - Actuary

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
ENG 110 College Writing 3
INT 110 Introduction to Dialogues in Critical Thinking 3
MAT 251 Calculus I 3
HUM Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Hours15
Second Semester
American Dialogues 3
SPE 130 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
MAT 252 Calculus II 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Hours15
Second Year
First Semester
ENG 200 Advanced College Writing 3
MAT 260 Linear Algebra 3
MAT 261 Calculus III 3
SS Elective 3
SCI Elective I 4
 Hours16
Second Semester
Creative Dialogues 3
MAT 255 Theory of Numbers 3
MAT 361 Differential Equations 3
SCI Elective II 4
Free Elective 3
 Hours16
Third Year
First Semester
Sustainability Dialogues 3
MAT 281 Statistics and Probability I 3
MAT 342 Abstract Algebra 3
HUM Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Hours15
Second Semester
Global Dialogues 3
MAT 382 Statistics and Probability II 3
MAT Elective 3
SS Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
Citizenship Dialogues 3
MAT 265 Financial Maathematics 3
MAT 421 Real Variables 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Hours15
Second Semester
MAT 385 Probability for Actuarial Science 3
MAT Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours122

Please Note: The above shows the ideal suggested sequencing and scheduling of courses and credits by semester. It is based on eight semesters for a traditionally-structured baccalaureate degree. Degree program requirements and the scheduling of courses are subject to change, based on writing/math placements and course availability. This chart should be utilized a guide and is not a written contract. Students will be notified of changes that may affect their academic progress.

B.S. - Applied Mathematics - Data Science

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
ENG 110 College Writing 3
INT 110 Introduction to Dialogues in Critical Thinking 3
MAT 182 Discrete Mathematics 3
HUM Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Hours15
Second Semester
American Dialogues 3
SPE 130 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
MAT 251 Calculus I 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Hours15
Second Year
First Semester
ENG 200 Advanced College Writing 3
MAT 252 Calculus II 3
MAT 281 Statistics and Probability I 3
DAT 100 Fundamentals of Computing 3
SS Elective 3
 Hours15
Second Semester
CreativeDialogues 3
MAT 260 Linear Algebra 3
MAT 261 Calculus III 3
MAT 382 Statistics and Probability II 3
DAT 200 Introduction to Programming 3
 Hours15
Third Year
First Semester
Sustainability Dialogues 3
MAT 361 Differential Equations 3
DAT 300 Introduction To Databases 3
HUM Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Hours15
Second Semester
Global Dialogues 3
DAT 400 Introduction To Data Mining 3
SS Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
Citizenship Dialogues 3
MAT 445 Introduction to Probability 3
MAT Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Hours15
Second Semester
MAT 455 Regression Analysis 3
MAT Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours120

Please Note: The above shows the ideal suggested sequencing and scheduling of courses and credits by semester. It is based on eight semesters for a traditionally-structured baccalaureate degree. Degree program requirements and the scheduling of courses are subject to change, based on writing/math placements and course availability. This chart should be utilized a guide and is not a written contract. Students will be notified of changes that may affect their academic progress.