SDSU Graduation (1400x200)

Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics
Emphasis in Applied Mathematics

This emphasis is designed to train the student in those areas of mathematics which may be applied to formulate and solve problems in other disciplines.  The program is designed to qualify the student for employment as an applied mathematician, but the graduate would also be well prepared for graduate study in pure or applied mathematics.

Preparation for the major (24-25 units)

Must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better, and cannot be taken for credit/no credit (Cr/NC).  The cumulative GPA in Math 245, Math 252, and Math 254 must be a C+ (2.3) or better.

All of the following
  • Math 150 - Calculus I (4 units)
  • Math 151 - Calculus II (4 units)
  • Math 245 - Discrete Mathematics (3 units)
  • Math 252 - Calculus III (4 units)
  • Math 254 - Intro to Linear Algebra (3 units)
  • Stat 250 - Statistical Principles and Practices (3 units)
One of the following
  • CS 107 - Introduction to Computer Programming (3 units)
  • CS 200 (3 units)
  • Stat 200 - Introduction to Data Science with R (4 units)
Advisers
 
Headshot of Jerome Gilles
 
Jerome Gilles
Associate Professor
GMCS-589

 
Headshot of Vadim Ponomarenko
 
Vadim Ponomarenko
Professor
GMCS-511

 

Major (36+ units)

Courses must be approved by the applied mathematics adviser.  Students planning to take Math 499 as an elective course must obtain approval from the program adviser. 

All of the following
  • Math 320 - Abstract Algebra (3 units)
  • Math 330 - Advanced Calculus (3 units)
  • Math 337 - Elementary Differential Equations (3 units)
  • Math 340 - Mathematical Programming (3 units)
  • 15 units of electives in mathematics or an area to which mathematics may be applied
    (excluding Mathematics 302, 303, 312, 313, 342A, 342B, 413, 414, 509)
One of the following
  • Math 524 - Linear Algebra (3 units)
  • Math 543 - Numerical Matrix Analysis (3 units)
One of the following
  • Math 530 - Advanced Calculus II (3 units)
  • Math 531 - Partial Differential Equations (3 units)
  • Math 532 - Functions of a Complex Variable (3 units)
One of the following
  • Stat 350A - Statistical Methods (3 units)
  • Stat 550 - Applied Probability (3 units)
  • Stat 551A - Probability and Mathematical Statistics (3 units)

Auxiliary area (10+ units)

The intent is to train the student in some depth in an area to which mathematics may be applied. Some latitude may be allowed in the choice of department and mix of courses, but all programs must be approved by the applied mathematics adviser. The 10 unit requirement is minimal, and a minor in an approved field is highly recommended.

Sample: depth in physics
  • Phys 195 - Principles of Physics (3 units)
  • Phys 195L - Principles of Physics Laboratory (1 unit)
  • Phys 196 - Principles of Physics (3 units)
  • Phys 196L - Principles of Physics Laboratory (1 unit)
  • Phys 197 - Principles of Physics (3 units)
  • Phys 197L - Principles of Physics Laboratory (1 unit)
Sample: depth in chemistry
  • Chem 200 - General Chemistry (5 units)
  • Chem 201 - General Chemistry (5 units)
  • One course for which these are a prerequisite
Sample: depth in economics
  • Econ 101 - Principles of Economics (3 units)
  • Econ 102 - Principles of Economics (3 units)
  • Econ 320 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3 units)
  • Econ 321 -  Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3 units)

Other requirements

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement.
Passing the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 10 or completing one of the approved upper division writing courses (W) with a grade of C (2.0) or better. See “Graduation Requirements” section for a complete listing of requirements.

Master Plan.
A master plan of the courses taken to fulfill the major must be approved by the adviser and filed with the major department.