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### Mathematics and Statistics Department

### BS - Applied Mathematics, Concentration in Applied and Computational Mathematics

This degree is recommended for students who wish to work in the research and development area of industry. This program also prepares a student for graduate study in applied mathematics, numerical analysis, or operations research.

The concentration in applied and computational mathematics provides a solid foundation in classical applied mathematics as well as computational mathematics, which could be informally described as "how to employ mathematics on computers wisely." A graduate could seek direct employment assisting a group of scientists with the formulation and solution of problems. There is a great need in local and national technical industries for people with sufficiently strong mathematical knowledge to participate on such teams. For example, modern techniques for solving partial differential equations are very sophisticated; the best method in a given situation depends on the properties of the model. Once a numerical approximation has been formulated, the techniques to solve that, and the commercial software available to do it, again require informed decisions.

30 upper division units of mathematics are required for this degree. If upper division requirements are fulfilled using transferred lower division courses, then additional upper division math courses will need to be taken to obtain the required number of upper division units.

*University Graduation Requirements*

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.

*4-Year Program Roadmap*

Students may find a roadmap for this program here. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Transfer Degrees (ADT) pathway roadmaps can be found here.

*Major-Specific Graduation Requirements*

All courses in the Preparation and Required in the Major must be completed with a grade of "C- or better", and the following Preparation for the Major course with a grade of "C or better": MATH 100W

Course Requirements | ||||||

University Graduation Requirements | 47 | |||||

Core Lower Division General Education | 30 | |||||

Of the 39 units required by the university, 9 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C-" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details. | ||||||

Upper Division General Education | 9 | |||||

Of the 9 units required by the university, 0 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details. | ||||||

American Institutions | 6 | |||||

The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A/B) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A/B, 2A/B) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details. | ||||||

Complete one sequence from: | ||||||

African American Studies | 6 | |||||

AFAM 002A. African Americans and the Development of America's History and Government | D2 | 3 | ||||

AFAM 002B. African Americans and the Development of America's History and Government | D3+US123 | 3 | ||||

Asian American Studies | 6 | |||||

AAS 033A. Asian Americans in U.S. History I | D2 | 3 | ||||

AAS 033B. Asian Americans in U.S. History II | D3+US123 | 3 | ||||

U.S. History and Government | 6 | |||||

HIST 015. Essentials of U.S. History | D2+US1 | 3 | ||||

POLS 015. Essentials of U.S. & California Government | D3+US23 | 3 | ||||

Chicana and Chicano Studies | 6 | |||||

CCS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and Government | D2 | 3 | ||||

CCS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and Government | D3+US123 | 3 | ||||

Physical Education | 2 | |||||

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement | ||||||

At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html. | ||||||

A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement. | ||||||

Preparation for the Major | 25 | |||||

CS 046A. Introduction to Programming | 4 | |||||

CS 046B. Introduction to Data Structures | 4 | |||||

MATH 100W. Technical Writing Workshop | Z | 3 | ||||

8 units from Economics, Science or Engineering. The choices must be approved by the Mathematics and Statistics Department. | 8 | |||||

6 additional upper division units from Math, CS, Science, Engineering, Economics. All of these units can be in MATH 203 or similar applied mathematics projects. The choices must be approved by the Mathematics and Statistics Department. | 6 | |||||

Requirements of the Major | 43 | |||||

Lower Division Requirements | 13 | |||||

MATH 030. Calculus I | B4 | 3 | ||||

MATH 030P or MATH 030PL may be used instead of MATH 030. | ||||||

MATH 031. Calculus II | B4 | 4 | ||||

MATH 032. Calculus III | B4 | 3 | ||||

MATH 042. Discrete Mathematics | 3 | |||||

Upper Division Requirements | 30 | |||||

MATH 129A. Linear Algebra I | 3 | |||||

MATH 134. Ord. Diff. Eqns and Dynamical Systems | 3 | |||||

MATH 161A. Applied Probability and Statistics I | 3 | |||||

Complete one course from: | ||||||

MATH 170. Mathematical Modeling for the Life Sciences | 3 | |||||

MATH 178. Mathematical Modeling | 3 | |||||

Complete one course from: | ||||||

MATH 129B. Linear Algebra II | 3 | |||||

MATH 143M. Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing | 3 | |||||

MATH 177. Linear and Non-Linear Optimization | 3 | |||||

Specialized Track | 15 | |||||

Complete one of the following two tracks. Tracks are a cluster of courses used for advising purposes. Tracks will not appear on transcripts or diplomas. Please see an advisor in the Mathematics and Statistics department for more details. | ||||||

Applied Math Track | ||||||

MATH 112. Vector Calculus | 3 | |||||

MATH 133B. Partial Differential Equations | 3 | |||||

MATH 138. Complex Variables | 3 | |||||

MATH 143C. Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing | 3 | |||||

Complete one course from: | ||||||

MATH 131A. Introduction to Analysis | 3 | |||||

MATH 132. Advanced Calculus | 3 | |||||

MATH 142. Introduction to Combinatorics | 3 | |||||

MATH 179. Introduction to Graph Theory | 3 | |||||

Applied Discrete Math Track | ||||||

MATH 142. Introduction to Combinatorics | 3 | |||||

MATH 179. Introduction to Graph Theory | 3 | |||||

Complete one course from: | ||||||

MATH 127. Applied and Industrial Algebra | 3 | |||||

MATH 163. Probability Theory | 3 | |||||

Complete two courses (not counted above): | ||||||

MATH 127. Applied and Industrial Algebra | 3 | |||||

MATH 129B. Linear Algebra II | 3 | |||||

MATH 143C. Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing | 3 | |||||

MATH 143M. Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing | 3 | |||||

MATH 146. An Introduction to Mathematical Cryptography | 3 | |||||

MATH 161B. Applied Probability and Statistics II | 3 | |||||

MATH 162. Statistics for Bioinformatics | 3 | |||||

MATH 163. Probability Theory | 3 | |||||

MATH 177. Linear and Non-Linear Optimization | 3 | |||||

CS 116A. Introduction to Computer Graphics | 3 | |||||

CS 146. Data Structures and Algorithms | 3 | |||||

CS 151. Object-Oriented Design | 3 | |||||

CS 155. Introduction to the Design and Analysis of Algorithms | 3 | |||||

CS 157A. Introduction to Database Management Systems | 3 | |||||

CS 159. Introduction to Parallel Processing | 3 | |||||

University Electives | 5 | |||||

Total Units: | 120 | |||||