Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics


Department of Mathematics

Applied Mathematics Concentration

applied mathematics student  

The applied mathematics concentration is designed for those students who intend to pursue careers in business, industry or government, this concentration provides them with a strong background in the foundations of applied mathematical methods.  There are many career opportunities for students with a applied mathematics concentration with employers who are looking for people with the prerequisite mathematical background and ability.

The major in mathematics with the applied mathematics concentration requires 62 to 65 units completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher.

Required Courses (54 units)

COSC 236 Introduction to Computer Science I (4 units)
MATH 265 Elementary Linear Algebra (4 units)
MATH 267 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics (4 units)
MATH 273 Calculus I (4 units)
MATH 274 Calculus II (4 units)
MATH 275 Calculus III (4 units)
MATH 331 Probability (4 units)
MATH 332 Mathematical Statistics (3 units)
MATH 369 Introduction to Abstract Algebra (4 units)
MATH 374 Differential Equations (3 units)
MATH 377 *
   or
MATH 439 *
Mathematical Models (3 units) *
   or
Computational Probability Models (3 units) *
MATH 435 Numerical Analysis I (3 units)
MATH 473 Introductory Real Analysis (4 units)
MATH 475 Complex Analysis (3 units)
MATH 490 Senior Seminar in Mathematics (3 units)

 * Note *  One of MATH 377 or MATH 439 ,but not both.

Upper-Division Mathematics Electives (6–7 units)
Two courses from the following:

MATH 337 Applied Regression and Time Series Analysis (4 units)
MATH 379 Fourier Analysis with Applications (3 units)
MATH 437 Operations Research (3 units)
MATH 439 ** Computational Probability Models (3 units) **
MATH 451 Graph Theory (3 units)
MATH 457 Differential Geometry (3 units)
MATH 463 Linear Algebra (3 units)

 ** Note **  Only open to students who did not choose this course as the required course
                        instead of MATH 377.

Application Electives (6–8 units)
Two courses from the following:

BIOL 309 Principles of Genetics (4 units)
COSC 336 Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis (4 units)
COSC 417 Introduction to the Theory of Computing (3 units)
COSC 461 Artificial Intelligence (3 units)
COSC 471 Computer Graphics (3 units)
MATH 438 Actuarial Models (3 units)
MATH 485 Mathematical Finance (3 units)
MATH 486 Risk Management and Financial Engineering (3 units)
PHYS 241 General Physics I Calculus-Based (4 units)
PHYS 242 General Physics II Calculus-Based (4 units)
PHYS 307 Introductory Mathematical physics (3 units)
POSC 459 Simulations and Games in Political Science (3 units)
PSYC 314 Research Methods in Psychology (4 units)

Note:  The Department of Mathematics recommends that PHYS 241 be taken to help satisfy the
            General Education Requirement in Category II.A.1.

In addition to the required and elective courses listed above that comprise the applied mathematics concentration, other resources that will help the student complete this major are:


Department of Mathematics
7800 York Road, Room 316 (campus map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-3091
Fax: 410-704-4149
E-mail: math@towson.edu

Documents
Core Curriculum Requirements Checklist (PDF)

GenEd Requirements Checklist (PDF) (for graduation under catalogs prior to 2011-2012)

 

 

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