SDSU Graduation (1400x200)

Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics
Emphasis in Computational Science

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 (27 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)
  • CS 107 - Introduction to Computer Programming (3 units)
  • CS 108 - Intermediate Computer Programming (3 units)
  • Stat 250 - Statistical Principles and Practices (3 units)
Advisers
 
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Jerome Gilles
Associate Professor
GMCS-589

 
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Vadim Ponomarenko
Professor
GMCS-511

 

Major (39+ units)

Courses must be approved by the applied mathematics 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)
  • Math 499 -  Special Study (Senior Thesis) (3 units)
  • CS 310 - Data Structures (3 units)
  • 9 units of electives in computational science, mathematics, and statistics
    (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)
At least 9 units from the following
  • Math 336 - Introduction to Mathematical Modeling (3 units)
  • Math 525 - Algebraic Coding Theory (3 units)
  • Math 532 - Functions of a Complex Variable (3 units)
  • Math 537 - Ordinary Differential Equations (3 units)
  • Math 542 -  Introduction to Computational Ordinary Differential Equations (3 units)
  • Math 543 - Numerical Matrix Analysis (3 units)
  • CS 503 - Scientific Database Techniques (3 units)
  • CS 526 (3 units)
  • CS 536 (3 units)
  • CS 558 - Computer Simulation (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.