A student in this degree program must design a program of study in consultation with his or her academic advisor. This program of study must explicitly list the mathematics electives and the professional core in the area of application.

Areas of research in applied mathematics well represented in the department include:

  • Applied dynamical systems
  • Applied probability and stochastic processes
  • Imaging
  • Life science
  • Scientific computing

Study plans with emphasis on areas of application closely related to mathematics but centered in other departments will also be  considered. Such areas might include engineering applications, biology, cognitive science, or economics.

The BS degree in applied mathematics requires at least 50 hours of course work in mathematics and related subjects, in addition to a professional core that is specific to the area of application of interest to the student, including:


MATH 121 Calculus for Science and Engineering I 4
MATH 122 Calculus for Science and Engineering II 4
or MATH 124 Calculus II
MATH 223 Calculus for Science and Engineering III 3
or MATH 227 Calculus III
MATH 224 Elementary Differential Equations 3
or MATH 228 Differential Equations
MATH 307 Linear Algebra 3
MATH 321 Fundamentals of Analysis I 3
MATH 322 Fundamentals of Analysis II 3
MATH 330 Introduction of Scientific Computing 3
One of the following two courses: 3
MATH 324
Introduction to Complex Analysis
MATH 425
Complex Analysis I
Approved mathematics electives: 21
Four courses specific to the concentration area of interest to the student (12 units)
Three MATH courses at the 300 level or higher (9 units)
Professional Core requirement 12
12 approved credit hours specific to an area of application. This requirement is intended to promote scientific breadth and encourage application of mathematics to other fields.
The following three courses:
PHYS 121 General Physics I – Mechanics 4
PHYS 122 General Physics II – Electricity and Magnetism 4
PHYS 221 Introduction to Modern Physics 3
One of the following sequences: 6-8
ASTR 101
& ASTR 103
Introduction to the Sun & It’s Planets
and Introduction to the Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
CHEM 105
& CHEM 106
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry II
CHEM 111
& ENGR 145
Principles of Chemistry for Engineers
and Chemistry of Materials
EEPS 110
& EEPS 115
Physical Geology
and Introduction to Oceanography
or EEPS 210
Historical Geology/Paleontology
Total Units 79-81

In addition the degree requirements above, student are expected to complete University SAGES requirements and maintain compliance within the College of Arts and Sciences.