The Department of Mathematics has prepared a typical sequence of courses that illustrates how a student in the applied mathematics concentration may complete the requirements for both the mathematics major and the University Core Curriculum Requirements for graduation in four years. Each student's actual schedule may be somewhat different depending on the student's individual situation. Note that the actual sequence of courses is mainly constrained by the course prerequisites.
Freshman Year
Fall Term
Spring Term
Course
Units
Course
Units
MATH 273 Calculus I *
4
MATH 265 Elementary Linear Algebra
4
ENGL 102 or TSEM
3
MATH 274 Calculus II
4
Core Curriculum
3
COSC 236 Introduction to Computer
Science I *
4
Core Curriculum
3
TSEM or ENGL 102
3
Total
13
Total
15
Sophomore Year
Fall Term
Spring Term
Course
Units
Course
Units
MATH 267 Introduction to Abstract
Mathematics
4
MATH 374 Differential Equations
3
MATH 275 Calculus III
4
Mathematics or Applications Elective
3 or 4
Core Curriculum Category 7
(suggest PHYS 241)
3 or 4
Core Curriculum Category 8
(suggest PHYS 242)
3 or 4
Core Curriculum
3
Core Curriculum
3
Free Elective
1 to 3
Core Curriculum
3
Total
15 to 18
Total
15 to 17
Junior Year
Fall Term
Spring Term
Course
Units
Course
Units
MATH 331 Probability
4
MATH 332 Mathematical Statistics
3
MATH 369 Intro to Abstract Algebra
4
MATH 377 Mathematical Models
or
MATH 439 Computational Probability
Models
3
Mathematics or Applications Elective
3 or 4
Mathematics or Applications Elective
3 or 4
Core Curriculum
3
Mathematics or Applications Elective
3 or 4
Core Curriculum
3
Core Curriculum
3
Total
17 to 19
Total
15 to 17
Senior Year
Fall Term
Spring Term
Course
Units
Course
Units
MATH 435 Numerical Analysis
3
MATH 475 Complex Analysis
4
MATH 473 Real Analysis
4
MATH 490 Senior Seminar
3
Core Curriculum
3
Free Elective
3
Free Elective
3 or 4
Free Elective
3
Free Elective
3 or 4
Free Elective
3 or 4
Total
16 to 18
Total
16 to 17
In this concentration, the total number of units required for graduation is 122 to 134.
* Notes:
A minimum of 120 units is needed for graduation.
The prerequisite for MATH 273 is MATH 119.
Depending on the prior programming experience of the student, he or she might be required to take COSC 175 or equivalent.
Students who need to start with MATH 119 are advised to either
Take MATH 119 during the summer before entering Towson University or
Take MATH 119 in the fall term of the freshman year. These students will need to postpone the calculus sequence and MATH 265 for one term. They should be able to make up for this delay by either:
taking a mathematics course in the summer session during the first two years, or
inserting an additional mathematics course during the junior or senior year.
Students who need to start with COSC 175 are advised to either
Take COSC 175 during the summer before entering Towson University or
Take COSC 175 during the fall term of the freshman year.