Area of Concentration Requirements

The minimum requirements for an AOC in Applied Mathematics:

  • ● Calculus I, II, and III
    ● Linear Algebra OR Advanced Linear Algebra
    ● Ordinary Differential Equations
    ● Probability (I and II, one module each)
    ● Dealing with Data I OR Dealing with Data II
    ● Mathematical Modeling
    ● Numerical Methods
    ● Two Disciplinary Electives (including for example Advanced Linear Algebra, Partial Differential
    Equations, Discrete Mathematics, Linear Programming, Optimization, Complex Analysis, Number
    Theory, Graph Theory, an Advanced Topic Course, etc)
    ● One programming class (any introductory CS language course)
    ● Three semesters of Math Seminar
    ● One Applied Math ISP
    ● A thesis in mathematics

Students majoring in applied mathematics are encouraged to participate in summer research programs.

Secondary Area Requirements

For students interested in Applied Mathematics as a secondary area (slash/minor), the minimum requirements are:

  • Calculus I and II
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Linear Algebra
  • Probability (I and II, one module each)
  • Numerical Methods OR Mathematical Modelling
  • One semester of Math Seminar

In addition, a course in programming is highly recommended.

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Recent courses in Applied Mathematics

Linear Programming
Linear Algebra
Mathematical Modeling
Introduction to Numerical Methods
Ordinary Differential Equations
Probability
Motifs in Mathematics
Systems Biology
Mathematical Statistics
Partial Differential Equations
Advance Linear Algebra

Sample 4 Year Pathway

 Fall TermJanuary ISPSpring Term
Year 1
  • Calculus I (LAC 7)
  • LAC course 1
  • LAC course 2
  • ISP #1
  • Calculus II
  • LAC course 3
  • LAC course 4
  • College-wide elective 1
Year 2
  • Calculus III*
  • Differential Equations
  • Programming
  • College-wide elective 2
  • ISP #2
  • Linear Algebra (LAC)
  • Math seminar 1
  • LAC course 5
Year 3
  • Probability(LAC 8)/Statistics *
  • Restricted Elective I
  • Math Seminar 2
  • LAC course 6
  • ISP #3
  • Numerical Methods *
  • Restricted Elective II
  • Advanced Linear Algebra *
  • Mathematical Modeling
Year 4
  • College-wide Elective 3
  • Thesis
  • Math Seminar 3
 
  • College-wide Elective 4
  • Partial Differential Equations *
  • Thesis

Notes:
1) Many students come in with some calculus and start with Calculus II or III. What is represented here is the maximal path (which takes 8 semesters)
2) Starred courses are on a 2 year rotation. This path assumes starting in Fall of an even year
3) Restricted Electives are: two semester introductory or advance sequence in either Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or economics
4) Starred courses are on 2 year rotation. This path assumes starting in an even year

Sample 2 Year Transfer Pathway

 Fall TermJanuary ISPSpring Term
Year 3
  • Programming
  • Math Seminar 1
  • College-wide elective 1
ISP #1
  • Numerical Methods *
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Advanced Linear Algebra *
Year 4
  • Probability(LAC)/Statistics *
  • College-wide elective 2
  • Math Seminar 2
  • Thesis
  • ISP #2
  • Partial Differential Equations *
  • Math Seminar 3
  • Thesis

 

Notes: this path is fairly advanced, and may not be realistic for all transfer students
1) This assumes the transfer student already has credit for Calc I, II and III, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations
2) In practice, the level at which AA students have taken the basic courses is generally insufficient, and more time is required
3) Starred courses are on 2 year rotation. This path assumes starting in an even year