B.S. in Applied Mathematics

 IU South Bend bridge to campusBachelor of Science (B.S.) in Applied Mathematics

4-Year Degree Plan (Sample)

About the Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics provides students comprehensive education in mathematical sciences. The quantitative curriculum prepares the students to solve complex and real world problems, and comprehend mathematical concepts. The program prepares the students for positions in industries, government, and/or postgraduate education in applied mathematics, statistics, or any related field.

Academic Advising

College policy on advising requires that students meet with their academic advisors at least once each year, and in some departments, prior to each semester’s enrollment. Advising holds are placed on all CLAS students prior to advance registration and are released following advising appointments. Students with a declared major are advised in their academic units. To determine who your advisor is and how to contact them, see Onestart.

Degree Requirements (120 cr.)

Students receiving the Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics must complete 120 total credit hours including

  • The IU South Bend Campuswide General-Education Curriculum (33-39 cr.)
    Note | Math courses required for the B.S. in Applied Mathematics fulfill the Quantitative Reasoning requirement.
    Note | Students majoring in Applied Mathematics are required to take CSCI-C 101 Computer Programming I (4 cr.) to fulfill the requirement in Computer Literacy.
  • World Language (3-6 cr.) Successful completion of a second-semester language class, designated as 102, or formal training, as evidenced by secondary or university diplomas, in a language other than English. The Department of World Language Studies (W.L.S.) offers a placement examination to determine into which semester a student should enroll and/or to qualify students for credit by examination.
  • Major concentration and elective requirements.
  • Minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300- or 400-level.

Courses required for the major must be completed with a grade of C– or higher. A minimum CGPA of 2.0 is required. All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

Major Requirements (45 cr.)
  • MATH-M 215 Calculus I (5 cr.)
  • MATH-M 216 Calculus II (5 cr.)
  • MATH-M 301 Linear Algebra and Applications
  • MATH-M 311 Calculus 3 (5 cr.)
  • MATH-M 343 Introduction to Differential Equations I
  • MATH-M 347 Discrete Mathematics; or
  • MATH-M 391 Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning (credit given for only one of MATH-M 347 and MATH-M 391)
  • MATH-M 413 Introduction to Analysis 1
  • MATH-M 447 Mathematical Models and Applications 1
  • MATH-M 463 Introduction to Probability Theory 1 (4 cr.)
  • MATH-M 466 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
  • MATH-M 471 Numerical Analysis 1

Select two of the following or one of the following plus an upper-level course approved by the department

  • MATH-M 344 Introduction to Differential Equations
  • MATH-M 403 Introduction to Modern Algebra 1
  • MATH-M 404 Introduction to Modern Algebra 2
  • MATH-M 405 Number Theory
  • MATH-M 414 Introduction to Analysis 2
  • MATH-M 415 Elementary Complex Variables with Applications
  • MATH-M 427 Combinatorics
  • MATH-M 435 Introduction to Differential Geometry
  • MATH-M 448 Mathematical Models and Applications 2
  • MATH-M 451 The Mathematics of Finance
  • MATH-M 472 Numerical Analysis 2

Additional Requirements
Natural Sciences (20 cr.)

Courses must be selected in at least two of the physical and life sciences (astronomy, biological sciences, chemistry, geology, or physics).

  • PHYS-P  221 Physics 1 (5 cr.)
  • PHYS-P 222 Physics 2 (5 cr.)
  • Select additional physical and life science course offerings. (Subject to the above, any of MATH-N 190 and MATH-N 390 courses may count towards the Natural Sciences requirement.)

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