Program: Mathematics—Applied Major (B.S.) - Ohio University (2024)

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Major code BS3103

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Mathematics
Morton Hall 321
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1254
mathematics@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/cas/math

Todd Young, contact person
youngt@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The Applied Mathematics major program isfor students who seek a strong mathematical background and the ability to apply mathematics in other fields. Students may choose from a wide variety of courses in subjects such as statistics, numerical analysis, real and complex analysis, Fourier analysis, linear and nonlinear programming, ordinary and partial differential equations, dynamical systems, algebraic coding theory, bioinformatics, and optimization. Students also take courses outside the Mathematics Departmentin fields where math is applied. In fact, many students in applied mathematics are enrolled in two majors.

The applied mathematics major offers a strong program in mathematical techniques and ways of thinking that can be used in a wide variety of careers. The major covers core topics that provide a common structure, while leaving flexibility to pursue topics of interest.

Other majors in the mathematical sciences offered by the Mathematics Department are the B.S. in mathematics, actuarial science, and mathematical statistics. The department also offers a B.A. in mathematics as a flexible and attractive option for students considering a double major.

When planning any program of study in mathematics, it is strongly recommended that you consult an advisor from the Department.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy at least one of the following before entering any of the undergraduate programs:

  • Have at least a 30 ACT Math score or a SAT Math score of 680 or above
  • Have scored at least a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam
  • Have scored at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy at least one of the following before entering any of the undergraduate programs:

  • Have at least a 30 ACT Math score or a SAT Math score of 680 or above
  • Have scored at least a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam
  • Have scored at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam
  • Attained Level 3 on the Math Placement Exam
  • Earned at least an A- in MATH 2301or have an A- on an equivalent transfer course
  • Completed MATH 2301, 2302, and 3300with no grade less than a B

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy at least one of the following before entering any of the undergraduate programs:

  • Have at least a 30 ACT Math score or a SAT Math score of 680 or above
  • Have scored at least a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam
  • Have scored at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam
  • Earned at least an A- in a course equivalent to MATH 2301
  • Completed a calculus sequence with no grade less than a B

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Whether as part of a double major or alone, a degree in applied mathematics is a recognized intellectual achievement. It is marketable to a broad selection of employers or can be used as an entrance to a variety of graduate and professional schools. Potential employers include, but are not limited to, the following: state and federal government agencies; scientific research and development services; communication firms; public and private K-12 education; institutions of higher education; computer services companies; software publishers; banks and credit unions; non-profit organizations; and chemical and pharmaceutical companies.

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Requirements

University-wide Graduation Requirements

Ohio University requires the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours for the conferral of a bachelor’s degree. This program can be completed within that 120-hour requirement. For more information on the minimum hoursrequirement and other university-wide requirements, please review theGraduation Requirements – University-widepage.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement

View the College and Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirements.

Program Requirements

For a B.S. degree with a major in applied mathematics, a student must complete a total of at least 39 semester credit hours of mathematics courses at the 2000-level or above (may include MATH 1250, but does not include MATH 2120).

Applied Mathematics Requirements

Complete the following courses:

  • ET 2100 - Engineering Programming Credit Hours: 4
  • MATH 2301 - Calculus I Credit Hours: 4
  • MATH 2302 - Calculus II Credit Hours: 4
  • MATH 3300 - Calculus III Credit Hours: 4
  • MATH 3400 - Elementary Differential Equations Credit Hours: 3

Discrete Math

Complete one of the following courses:

  • CS 3000 - Introduction to Discrete Structures Credit Hours: 4
  • MATH 3050 - Applied Discrete Mathematics Credit Hours: 3

Linear Algebra

Complete one of the following courses:

  • MATH 3200 - Applied Linear Algebra Credit Hours: 3
  • MATH 3210 - Linear Algebra Credit Hours: 3

Mathematical Computing

Complete at least one of the following courses:

  • MATH 3600 - Applied Numerical Methods Credit Hours: 3
  • MATH 4530 - Statistical Computing Credit Hours: 3
  • MATH 4600 - Introduction to Numerical Analysis Credit Hours: 3

Mathematics Electives

Complete 12 hours of MATH courses at the 4000 level (excluding MATH 4100, 4100L, 4150).

Field of Application

Complete at least 12 hours of coursework at the 2000 level or above in a single field where mathematics has significant application, such as biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, engineering, finance, or physics. Please consult with an advisor.

Program: Mathematics—Applied Major (B.S.) - Ohio University (2024)
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