# Applied Mathematics Major

59-62 units

Applied mathematics majors learn to solve problems from a variety of disciplines by developing mathematical models, applying computational algorithms, and analyzing results. The applied mathematics major allows students to choose either the standard track or one of three concentrations:

- Actuarial Science Concentration
- Computer Science Concentration
- Physics Concentration

The major equips students to:

- Master fundamental mathematical methods and problem-solving strategies.
- Communicate mathematical ideas in speech and writing, combining precise language and notation with insightful explanation.
- Use mathematical models to analyze crossdisciplinary problems.
- Employ appropriate technology and computational techniques.
- Articulate how Christian perspectives and the study of mathematics and its applications mutually inform and enhance each other.

Students majoring in applied mathematics are encouraged to consider a minor in statistics.

## Career Opportunities

This major prepares students to be quantitative experts in a variety of fields: actuarial science, computer science, physics, university teaching, mathematical research (for business, government, or the academy), cryptography, finance and economics, statistics and data analysis, or operations research and management consulting. APU mathematics graduates have gone on to prestigious graduate schools and have moved into attractive industry positions.

## Requirements

Code | Title | Units |
---|---|---|

MATH 100 | Mathematics Seminar I | 1 |

MATH 161 | Calculus I ^{1} | 5 |

MATH 162 | Calculus II | 4 |

MATH 200 | Mathematics Seminar II | 1 |

MATH 250 | Data Analysis | 3 |

MATH 263 | Multivariable Calculus | 4 |

MATH 270 | Ordinary Differential Equations | 4 |

MATH 295 | Applied Linear Algebra | 3 |

MATH 361 | Probability and Statistics I | 3 |

MATH 455 | Numerical Analysis | 3 |

MATH 480 | Mathematical Reading, Writing, and Presentation ^{2} | 3 |

CS 120 | Introduction to Computer Science I | 4 |

Choose the standard track or one of the concentrations below | 21-24 | |

Total Units | 59-62 |

### Standard Applied Mathematics Track

Code | Title | Units |
---|---|---|

MATH 370 | Partial Differential Equations | 3 |

MATH 375 | Dynamical Systems | 3 |

MATH 470 | Complex Analysis | 3 |

PHYC 161 | Physics for Science and Engineering I ^{3} | 5 |

CS 125 | Introduction to Computer Science II | 4 |

Select at least 3 units from the following: | 3-5 | |

Probability and Statistics II | ||

Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering | ||

Advanced Topics in Mathematics | ||

Physics for Science and Engineering II | ||

Total Units | 21-23 |

### Actuarial Science Concentration

Code | Title | Units |
---|---|---|

Actuarial Science Concentration Requirements | ||

MATH 362 | Probability and Statistics II | 3 |

ACCT 120 | Principles of Accounting I | 4 |

ACCT 121 | Principles of Accounting II | 3 |

ECON 250 | Principles of Macroeconomics | 3 |

ECON 251 | Principles of Microeconomics | 3 |

FIN 320 | Principles of Corporate Finance | 3 |

FIN 330 | Financial Analysis | 3 |

Total Units | 22 |

### Computer Science Concentration

Code | Title | Units |
---|---|---|

Computer Science Concentration Requirements | ||

CS 125 | Introduction to Computer Science II | 4 |

CS 160 | Discrete Structures | 3 |

CS 260 | Data Structures | 3 |

PHYC 161 | Physics for Science and Engineering I ^{3} | 5 |

Select 6 units from the following: | 6 | |

Advanced Topics in Mathematics | ||

Database Management Systems | ||

Computer Architecture and Organization | ||

Artificial Intelligence | ||

Advanced Database Application Programming | ||

Total Units | 21 |

### Physics Concentration

Code | Title | Units |
---|---|---|

Physics Concentration Requirements | ||

MATH 370 | Partial Differential Equations | 3 |

MATH 430 | Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering | 3 |

PHYC 161 | Physics for Science and Engineering I ^{3} | 5 |

PHYC 162 | Physics for Science and Engineering II | 5 |

PHYC 263 | Physics for Science and Engineering III | 5 |

Select 3 units from the following: | 3 | |

Dynamical Systems | ||

Complex Analysis | ||

Advanced Topics in Mathematics | ||

Electricity and Magnetism | ||

Waves and Optics | ||

Classical Mechanics | ||

Thermodynamics | ||

Quantum Mechanics | ||

Total Units | 24 |

^{1} | Meets the General Education Quantitative Literacy requirement. |

^{2} | Meets the General Education Writing 3 requirement. |

^{3} | Meets the General Education Natural Science requirement. |