Applied Mathematics

Description
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.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 21 credit hours including 12 upper division hours for this concentration.
  • At least 6 hours of upper division courses 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 (12 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 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 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)

MAT 343 Applied Linear Algebra (3)

Electives (9 credit hours; choose four courses from the list below)

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 495 Supervised Research in Mathematical Sciences (3) 

PHY 302 Mathematical Methods in Physics II (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.

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • 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 transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2021-22

Campus

Campus

Polytechnic

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

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DARs Code

DARs Code

LSAMAEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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cisaadvising@asu.edu
Santa Catalina Hall (SANCA), Second floor

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