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 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.






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