B.S. in Computational and Applied Mathematics

The program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Computational and Applied Mathematics degree program 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.

  • General Education (42 Credit Hours)

    See listing of requirements in KSU Catalog.

    General Education Requirements Specific to This Major

    • Area A2: MATH 1190 
    • Area D1: MATH 2202 
    • Area D2, Group 1: (CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L) or (BIOL 1107 and BIOL 1107L) or (PHYS 1111 and PHYS 1111L) or (PHYS 2211 and PHYS 2211L)
    • Area D2, Group 2: (CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L) or (BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L) or (PHYS 1112 and PHYS 1112L) or (PHYS 2212 and PHYS 2212L)

    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
    • CSE 1321: Programming and Problem Solving I
    • CSE 1321L: Programming and Problem Solving I Laboratory

    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)

    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)