Applied Mathematics

The applied mathematics concentration is designed to enable students to understand and apply mathematics most commonly used in the fields of business, economics, engineering, physics, computer sciences, life sciences, social sciences and sustainability. The concentration is recommended for students who plan to pair this concentration with another in these diverse fields or for those who are preparing for further graduate study or who wish for increased employment options. The coursework explores the study of advanced applied mathematical topics with an emphasis on applied sciences. Students will learn to use theories and techniques, such as mathematical modeling, computational methods, and statistics, to resolve practical real-world problems.


  • Students must complete a minimum of 21 credit hours including 12 upper division hours for this concentration.
  • At least 6 hours must be MAT courses offered by the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.
  • MAT 170 or 171 with a "C" or better, OR Mathematics Placement Test with a score of 60% or higher and the Advanced Math Placement Test with a score of 38 or higher, OR ALEKS score of 76 or higher.

Required Courses (9 credit hours)

MAT 265 Calculus for Engineers I (MA) OR MAT 270 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (MA) (3-4)

MAT 266 Calculus for Engineers II (MA) OR MAT 271 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (MA) (3-4)

MAT 275 Modern Differential Equations (MA) (3) (Prerequisites: MAT 266 or MAT 271 with a C or better; Credit is allowed for only MAT 274 or 275)

Electives (12 credit hours; choose four courses from the list below)

MAT 267 Calculus for Engineers III (MA) OR MAT 272 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (MA) (3-4) (Prerequisites: MAT 266 or 271 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only MAT 267 or 272)

MAT 300 Mathematical Structures (L) (3) (Prerequisite(s): MAT 210, 251, 265, or 270 with C or better)

MAT 310 Introduction to Geometry (3) (Prerequisite(s): MAT 267 or 272 with C or better)

MAT 343 Applied Linear Algebra (3) (Prerequisites: MAT 266 or 271 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only MAT 342 or 343)

MAT 499 Individualized Instruction (3)

STP 420 Introductory Applied Statistics (CS) (3) (Prerequisite(s): MAT 210 (or MAT 251, 265 or 270) with C or better)

Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult for verification.









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