Certificate of Applied Mathematics
The Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Mathematics is a program consisting of 15 credit hours of undergraduate credit in Mathematics. The purpose of an Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Mathematics is to provide non-math major students with the opportunity to enhance their career with a strong background in applied mathematics and strengthen the credentials of students who wish to go to graduate school and job market.
The curriculum of the program consists of upper-level undergraduate applied and computational mathematics courses and goes beyond the level of Calculus I, II and III. Today, there is a trend toward the use of modern sophisticated mathematical techniques of both computational and theoretical types to analyze experimental and big data sets in the field of engineering, economics, sciences as well as industry. In particular, the required applied mathematics courses provide students with a building block when they pursue deeper study or research at graduate school or job fields.
The Certificate consists of 15 credit hours in applied mathematics at the undergraduate level following the Calculus Sequence. For the purpose of this program, an undergraduate course is any MATH-M course at the 300 or 400-level. .
Core Required Courses (12 cr)
- MATH-M 303 Linear Algebra for Undergraduates (3)
- MATH-M 313 Elementary Differential Equations with Applications (3)
- MATH-M 371 Elementary Computational Methods (3)
- MATH-M 447 Mathematical Models and Applications I (3)
Elective Courses (3 cr).
The remaining 3 credit hour must be selected from among the courses below.
- MATH-M 366 Elements of Statistical Inference (3)
- MATH-M 448 Mathematical Models and Applications II (3)
- MATH-M 463 Introduction to Probability Theory (3)
- MATH-M 466 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (3)
Note that MATH-M 393 Bridge to Abstract Mathematics is a prerequisite for most 400 level classes. Unless the student has taken M393 recently or is familiar with standard proof techniques, he or she will be required to take the class prior to enrolling in any of the 400 level courses.
- All students must have completed the courses in the Calculus sequence MATH-M 215, MATH-M 216, MATH-M 311, or its equivalent;
- In addition, transfer students must meet the general campus admissions standards as a degree seeking transfer student.
For further information, please contact:
- Associate Professor, Mathematics
- Coordinator, Department of Mathematics, School of Natural Science and Mathematics
- Whitewater Hall 256
- Faculty Profile