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Mathematics, Applied (BS)


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All Mathematics Majors
 Program Prerequisite: Not required for Mathematics and Applied Mathematics majors. Mathematics Teaching majors must meet the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Teacher Education Department ).
 Minor: Required only for the regular mathematics major.
 Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in courses required for this major (a grade of “C” is not acceptable), in addition to an overall 2.0 GPA and a 2.0 GPA in mathematics classes numbered 1210 or above.
 Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation; 3146 of these are required within the major. A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required (courses numbered 3000 and above); at least nine credit hours of upper division Mathematics must be completed at Weber State University.
Advisement
All Mathematics majors should see the Mathematics Department to be assigned an advisor. They should meet with their advisors at least once a year to help plan their programs and check on their progress. Call 8016266095 for more information or to schedule an appointment. (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)
Admission Requirements
Declare your program of study (see Program of Study (Major/Minor) Declaration ) with your advisor. There are no special admission or application requirements for the Regular or Applied mathematics emphases. Mathematics Teaching majors must meet the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Teacher Education Department ).
General Education
Refer to Degree and General Education Requirements for either Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts requirements. PHYS 2210 will fulfill requirements for both the major and general education. PSY 1010 (3) in the Social Sciences area is recommended for the Mathematics Teaching emphasis. Major Course Requirements for Applied Mathematics BS or BA Degree
The Applied Mathematics Program provides an opportunity for WSU students to apply mathematics to different fields. The program requires 19 credit hours of core lower division mathematics courses, a minimum of 12 credit hours of upper division applied mathematics courses and additional upper division courses in specified fields, including mathematics, so the total upper division credit hours reaches at least 40. To design a specific program different from the following tracks, students must get approval from a Mathematics Department advisor. Lower Division Mathematics Courses Required for All Tracks (19 credit hours)
1. Regular Track
A traditional diversified program in applied mathematics.
Required Upper Division Mathematics Courses (12 credit hours)
Mathematics Electives (at least 12 credit hours)
Complete at least an additional 12 credit hours of upper division Mathematics courses.
Graduate School Preparation
It is recommended that students planning on graduate work in Applied Mathematics take MATH 4210 /MATH 4220  Introductory Real Analysis II and all Mathematics courses in the future area of graduate study. See the Mathematics Department for counseling. Additional Required Lower Division Courses (16 credit hours)
Required Upper Division Mathematics Courses (15 credit hours)
Electives (at least 25 credit hours)
Complete at least an additional 25 credit hours of upper division courses in Computer Science or Mathematics. At least 6 of these credit hours must be in Computer Science.
3. Physical Mathematics Track
Required Upper Division Mathematics Courses (18 credit hours)
Complete 6 of the following courses Electives (at least 22 credit hours)
Complete at least an additional 22 credit hours of upper division courses in Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematics, or Physics. At least 6 of these credit hours must be outside Mathematics.
4. Engineering Mathematics Track
Required Upper Division Mathematics Courses (18 credit hours)
Complete 6 of the following courses Electives (at least 22 credit hours)
Complete at least an additional 22 credit hours of upper division Mathematics or upper division courses from the Engineering Technology programs. At least 6 of these credit hours must be outside of Mathematics.
5. Actuarial/Financial Mathematics Track
Required Upper Division Mathematics Courses (15 credit hours)
And three of the following courses
Electives (at least 25 credit hours)
Complete at least an additional 25 credit hours of upper division Mathematics courses or courses from the list below offered by the John B. Goddard School of Business and Economics:
6. Natural/Life Sciences Track
Required Upper Division Mathematics Courses (12 credit hours)
Electives (at least 28 credit hours)
Complete at least an additional 28 credit hours of upper division courses in Botany, Mathematics, Microbiology or Zoology. At least 6 of these credit hours must be outside of Mathematics.

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