## Applied Mathematics

Students majoring in Applied Mathematics select a field of application, or a concentration in Elementary or Secondary Education. Students majoring in Applied Mathematics with a field of application complete at least twelve mathematics courses and at least six approved courses in a field in which significant applications of mathematics are possible. In consultation with an academic advisor, students may design a single-discipline or multi-discipline field of application from academic programs such as business, economics, education, environmental studies, fashion, graphic design, sociology, or exercise science. Students apply mathematics to their field in papers, projects, and courses that culminate in a Capstone Seminar and an Internship. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics and are prepared for many career opportunities in almost every sector of the job market using mathematics for analysis, prediction, modeling, problem solving, and education.

The following goals and learning outcomes delineate what we strive for students to achieve when they complete the major program of study in Applied Mathematics.

Goal 1: Conceptualization

Upon completion of the major program of study in Applied Mathematics, students will be able to

- demonstrate understanding of principles, techniques, and applications in selected areas of mathematics
- identify mathematical concepts needed to solve problems

Goal 2: Organization

Upon completion of the major program of study in Applied Mathematics, students will be able to

- organize the principles and techniques of mathematics in a logical way to solve problems
- adapt and apply mathematical concepts to solve problems

Goal 3: Literacy skills

Upon completion of the major program of study in Applied Mathematics, students will be able to

- read and understand mathematical writing
- write using the notation and nomenclature of mathematics
- create mathematical charts, graphs, figures, and diagrams

**Six courses in a Field of Application: 18 Credits**

A Field of Application consists of six courses (approved by the Math/Science Chair) from another department at the College. An interdisciplinary Field of Application consists of six approved courses from two or more departments. Of the six courses, at least two must be at the 200-level or higher and at least one must be at the 300-level.

**General Education Core Requirements and Remaining Unrestricted Electives: 62 Credits**

**Minimum Credits Required for Graduation: 120**

Course Code | Course Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

Core Courses | ||

MATH205 | Calculus I | 4 |

MATH206 | Calculus II | 4 |

MATH208 | Statistics | 3 |

MATH212 | Finite Mathematics | 3 |

MATH307 | Calculus III | 4 |

MATH320 | Differential Equations | 4 |

MATH325 | Linear Algebra | 3 |

MATH399 | Mathematical Applications | 3 |

MATH499 | Internship | 3 |

Choose 3 from the following: | ||

MATH207 | Applied Trigonometry | 3 |

MATH210 | Math Applied to Science | 3 |

MATH328 | Mathematics Applied to Management | 3 |

MATH330 | Mathematical Modeling | 3 |

MATH338 | Mathematical Statistics | 3 |

**Six courses in a Field of Application: 18 Credits**

A Field of Application consists of six courses (approved by the Math/Science Chair) from another department at the College. An interdisciplinary Field of Application consists of six approved courses from two or more departments. Of the six courses, at least two must be at the 200-level or higher and at least one must be at the 300-level.

**General Education Core Requirements and Remaining Unrestricted Electives: 62 Credits**

**Minimum Credits Required for Graduation: 120**

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#### Anh Le Tran

Associate Professor of Economics and Management

**Office: **DeArment

**Email: **atran@lasell.edu