SDSU Graduation (1400x200)

Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics
Emphasis in a Science

This purpose of this emphasis is to allow students with a strong interest in the mathematical aspects of a particular science to apply courses in that science to their major. This will provide a good background for employment or graduate work in applied mathematics or in that science.

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 Mathematics 499 as an elective course must obtain approval from the program adviser. 

All of the following
  • Math 330 - Advanced Calculus (3 units)
  • Math 337 - Elementary Differential Equations (3 units)
  • Math 340 - Mathematical Programming (3 units)
  • 12 units from a single science to which mathematics may be applied
  • 6 units of electives in computer science, mathematics, or 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 6 units from the following
  • Math 320 - Abstract Algebra (3 units)
  • Math 525 - Algebraic Coding Theory (3 units)
  • Math 530 - Advanced Calculus II (3 units) OR
    Math 532 - Functions of a Complex Variable (3 units)
  • Math 531 - Partial Differential Equations (3 units)
  • Math 537 - Ordinary Differential Equations (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.