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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.

A grade of "C-" or better is required for courses being used to meet any requirement in this major, including courses in preparation for the major.

Course Requirements | ||||||

University Graduation Requirements | 44 | |||||

Core Lower Division General Education | 27 | |||||

Of the 39 units required by the university, 12 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 | |||||

Coursework shown below for the 6 units required by the university are double counted within GE. Consult with major advisor for details. | ||||||

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

Asian American Studies | 6 | |||||

AAS 033A. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political Process | M6 | 3 | ||||

AAS 033B. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political Process | M7 | 3 | ||||

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

HIST 015A. U.S. History and Government | M6 | 3 | ||||

HIST 015B. U.S. History and Government | M7 | 3 | ||||

Can be taken as POLS 015 A/B as well. | ||||||

Mexican American Studies | 6 | |||||

MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and Government | M6 | 3 | ||||

MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and Government | M7 | 3 | ||||

Physical Education | 2 | |||||

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement | 0 | |||||

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. | ||||||

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

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

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

PHYS 050. General Physics/Mechanics | B1+B3 | 4 | ||||

PHYS 051. General Physics/Electricity and Magnetism | B1+B3 | 4 | ||||

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

6 additional upper division units from Math, CS, Science, or Engineering. 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 | 43-45 | |||||

Lower Division Requirements | 13-15 | |||||

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

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

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

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

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

MATH 030P. Calculus I with Precalculus | B4 | 5 | ||||

Upper Division Requirements | 30 | |||||

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 | |||||

University Electives | 6-8 | |||||

Total Units: | 120 | |||||

*Appropriate courses from other Science or Engineering Departments may be substituted with Mathematics Department approval.