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 (49–50 credits)
    MATH 125
    Liberal Studies Electives:
    No courses with MATH prefix (Foreign language is included) 3 credits

    Courses for the Mathematics/Applied Track, BS

    Required Courses (30 credits)

    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 241: Differential (3 credits)
    MATH 271: Introduction to Mathematical Proofs I (3 credits)
    MATH 272: Introduction to Mathematical Proofs II (3 credits)
    MATH 363: Mathematical Statistics I (3 credits)
    MATH 447: Modeling and Simulation (3 credits)
    MATH 450: Topics in Applied Computational Mathematics (3 credits)

    Controlled Electives (12 credits)

    One course must be taken from each of the following sections:
    MATH 371, 421, 423, 427, 476
    MATH 445 or 446
    MATH 480 or 493
    MATH 342, 364, 445, 446

    Computer Science (6 credits)

    COSC 110: Problem Solving and Structured Programming (3 credits)
    COSC/MATH 250: 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 (7-8 credits)