B.S. in Computational and Applied Mathematics

The program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Computational and Applied Mathematics provides a solid foundation in the application of analytical, geometrical, and numerical methods in problem solving and logical deduction. This program is highly customizable. In addition to a core set of mathematics courses, the program also requires completion of a minor or track that prepares the student for graduate study or for employment in various mathematics and statistics-related fields. The program also offers accelerated tracks leading to the MAT teacher certification and the M.S. in applied statistics. The goal of this major is to assist students in acquiring both an understanding of mathematics and an ability to apply it to the sciences.

Curriculum

General Education (42 Credit Hours)

See listing of requirements in KSU Catalog.

Specific General Education Requirements for this Major

  • MATH 1190 - Calculus I
  • MATH 2202 - Calculus II

Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) (18 Credit Hours)

  • Overflow hour from Calculus I 
  • MATH 2203 - Calculus III
  • MATH 2306 - Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MATH 2332 - Probability and Data Analysis
  • MATH 2390 - Introduction to Logic, Set Theory, and Proofs
  • CS 1301 - Programming Principles I

Upper Division Major Requirements (22 Credit Hours)

  • MATH 3260 - Linear Algebra I
  • MATH 3261 - Numerical Methods I
  • MATH 3322 - Graph Theory
  • MATH 3332 - Probability and Inference
  • MATH 3324 - Enumerative Combinatorics
  • MATH 4361 - Modern Algebra I
  • MATH 4381 - Real Analysis I
  • Overflow hour from Calculus II

Upper Division Mathematics and Statistics Electives (14 Credit Hours)

Choose 14 credit hours from:

  • MATH 3000 - Software of Mathematics
  • MATH 3204 - Calculus IV
  • MATH 3272 - Introduction to Linear Programming
  • MATH 3396 - Cooperative Study
  • MATH 3398 - Internship
  • MATH 3405 - Probabilistic Foundations of Actuarial Science
  • MATH 3496 - Elementary Number Theory
  • MATH 3696 - College Geometry
  • MATH 4260 - Linear Algebra II
  • MATH 4310 - Partial Differential Equations
  • MATH 4345 - Numerical Methods II
  • MATH 4362 - Modern Algebra II
  • MATH 4382 - Real Analysis II
  • MATH 4391 - Complex Analysis
  • MATH 4400 - Directed Study
  • MATH 4490 - Special Topics in Mathematics
  • MATH 4596 - Topology
  • MATH 4699 - Undergraduate Research
  • STAT 3010 - Computer Applications of Statistics
  • STAT 3120 - Statistical Methods I
  • STAT 3125 - Biostatistics
  • STAT 3130 - Statistical Methods II
  • STAT 3396 - Cooperative Study
  • STAT 3398 - Internship
  • STAT 4025 - Clinical Trial Design
  • STAT 4030 - Programming in R
  • STAT 4120 - Applied Experimental Design
  • STAT 4125 - Design and Analysis of Human Studies
  • STAT 4210 - Applied Regression Analysis
  • STAT 4310 - Statistical Data Mining
  • STAT 4330 - Applied Binary Classification
  • STAT 4400 - Directed Study
  • STAT 4490 - Special Topics in Statistics

Formal Minor or Track Electives (15 Credit Hours)

Complete a formal minor, or complete one of the following B.S. Computational & Applied Mathematics Tracks:

  1. Combined study in MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS
    1. Any 15 hours from Upper Division Electives. Many different directions can be taken with these 15 additional hours such as concentrations on mathematical applications in continuous or discrete areas, preparation for graduate programs in mathematics, etc. Consult with your advisor to carefully select the courses that best suit your career plans.
  2. Accelerated Bachelor’s Master’s Degree Option for Kennesaw State University’s MASTER OF SCIENCE in APPLIED STATISTICS.
    1. Take the maximum number of MSAS graduate courses. Complete the rest of the track with any additional courses for Upper Division Electives.
  3. Accelerated Bachelor’s Master’s Degree Options for Kennesaw State University’s MASTER OF ART in TEACHING SECONDARY MATHEMATICS.
    1. Take the maximum allowed number of MAT graduate courses. Complete the rest of the track with any additional courses from the following list:
      1. MATH 3295 - Mathematics for Middle and Secondary Teachers
      2. MATH 3395 - Geometric Proofs and Applications
      3. MATH 3495 - Advanced Perspectives on School Math I
      4. MATH 4495 - Advanced Perspectives on School Math II

Free Electives (9 Credit Hours)

Any credit courses in the university curriculum.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)

University-Wide Degree Requirements (3 Credit Hours)

See listing of requirements (KSU Catalog).

Graduation Credit Hour Total (123 Credit Hours)

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