Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, BS

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The Universal Language: Do You Speak Math?

Mathematics is the language of scientists, bankers, engineers, insurance executives, economists, computer systems analysts, and businesspeople.

As an applied mathematics major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, you'll become fluent in this "language" through IUP's comprehensive selection of courses.

Under the guidance of IUP expert faculty, you'll take classes such as Calculus II, Probability and Statistics for Natural Sciences, Differential Equations, and Introduction to Mathematical Proofs. As part of your major, you'll also choose from a list of mathematics courses and will take a few classes in computer science.

Choose a Track That Suits Your Interests

You can further structure your classes to meet your objectives by taking one of three specialized tracks: Actuarial/Statistics, Math Analyst/Engineering, or Operations Research. You can count on IUP's Applied Mathematics program to broaden your mathematical expertise and to put you on the path to success in this field.

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics degree will prepare you for a career in financial forecasting, space systems, transportation, cryptography, construction, computer graphics, medicine, robotics, economics, statistical analysis, government, industry, or management science.

It is logical to consider your options. Many of those who complete this degree follow it with graduate studies, typically in applied mathematics.

Liberal Studies: As outlined in Liberal Studies section (46-47 credits)
MATH 125
Liberal Studies Electives:
No courses with MATH prefix (Foreign language is included) 6 credits

Courses for the Applied Mathematics Specialization, Mathematics, BS

Required Courses

MATH 111: First-Year Seminar
MATH 126: Calculus II for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (3 credits)
MATH 171: Introduction to Linear Algebra (3 credits)
MATH 216: Probability and Statistics for Natural Sciences (3 credits)
MATH 225: Calculus III for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (3 credits)
MATH 271: Introduction to Mathematical Proofs I (3 credits)
MATH 272: Introduction to Mathematical Proofs II (3 credits) 
MATH 341: Differential Equations (3 credits)
MATH 480: Seminar in Mathematics (3 credits) or MATH 493: Internship in Mathematics (3-12 credits)

Applied Mathematics Specialization

Required Courses:

MATH 363: Mathematical Statistics I (3 credits)
MATH 447: Modeling and Simulation (3 credits)
MATH 450: Topics in Applied Computational Mathematics (3 credits)

One course from among:

MATH 342: Advanced Mathematics for Applications (4 credits)
MATH 364: Mathematical Statistics II (3 credits)
MATH 445: Deterministic Models in Operations Research (3 credits)
MATH 446: Probabilistic Models in Operations Research (3 credits)

One additional course from among:

MATH 445: Deterministic Models in Operations Research (3 credits)
MATH 446: Probabilistic Models in Operations Research (3 credits)

Choose one course from among:

MATH 353: Theory of Numbers (3 credits)
MATH 371: Linear Algebra (3 credits)
MATH 421: Advanced Calculus I (3 credits)
MATH 423: Complex Variables (3 credits)
MATH 427: Introduction to Topology (3 credits)
MATH 476: Abstract Algebra I (3 credits) 

Computer Science 

COSC 110: Problem Solving and Structured Programming (3 credits)
COSC 343 or MATH 343: Introduction to Numerical Methods (3 credits)

Other Requirements

Foreign language: intermediate level
Minor or Planned Program in Complementary Field (required advisor approval) with at least six credits in 300 or 400 level courses (12 credits)
Free Electives (12-14 credits)

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