Applied Mathematics - B.S.

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Mathematical Sciences
233 Mathematics and Computer Science Building
Kent Campus
330-672-2430
math@math.kent.edu
www.kent.edu/math


Description

The Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics emphasizes the tools most useful in science, engineering and technology applications: mathematical modeling, scientific computing and probability and statistics.

The Applied Mathematics major comprises the following concentrations:

  • The Applied Mathematics concentration emphasizes the classical aspects of the discipline, which are rooted in mathematical modeling and applications in the sciences. It couples well with the Physics minor or major.
  • The Computational Mathematics concentration is designed for students with interests in numerical modeling and scientific computing. It pairs well with the Computer Science minor or major.
  • The Financial Mathematics concentration prepares students for graduate programs in mathematical or computational finance or financial engineering.
  • The Probability and Statistics concentration emphasizes the mathematics underlying processes that involve randomness and the mathematical tools used in the analysis of data.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven Regional Campuses of Kent State University. For more information on admissions, including additional requirements for some academic programs, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:  Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Transfer, Transitioning and Former Students: For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

 
 
 

University Requirements 

All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE:  University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Diversity Domestic/Global (DIVD/DIVG) 2 courses
Students must successfully complete one domestic and one global course, of which one must be from the Kent Core.
Experiental Learning Requirement (ELR) varies
Students must successfully complete one course or approved experience.
Kent Core (see table below) 36-37
Writing-Intensive Course (WIC) 1 course
Students must earn a minimum C grade in the course.
Upper-Division Requirement 39 (or 42)
Students must successfully complete 39 upper-division (numbered 30000 to 49999) credit hours to graduate. Students in a B.A. and/or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 42 upper-division credit hours.
Total Credit Hour Requirement 120
Some bachelor's degrees require students to complete more than 120 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 9
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 6-7
Kent Core Additional (KADL) 6
Total Credit Hours: 36-37

 

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CS 13011
CS 13012
COMPUTER SCIENCE IA: PROCEDURAL PROGRAMMING
and COMPUTER SCIENCE IB: OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING (min C grade)
4
or CS 13001 COMPUTER SCIENCE I: PROGRAMMING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
MATH 12002ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) (min C grade)5
MATH 12003ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II (min C grade)5
MATH 21001LINEAR ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS (min C grade)3
MATH 22005ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III (min C grade)4
MATH 32044INTRODUCTION TO ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (min C grade) 13
MATH 40011INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY THEORY AND APPLICATIONS 3
MATH 40012INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL CONCEPTS 3
MATH 41021THEORY OF MATRICES 3
MATH 42031MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS (min C grade)3
MATH 42039MODELING PROJECTS (ELR) (WIC) 23
MATH 42201INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL COMPUTING I (min C grade)3
MATH 42202INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL COMPUTING II 3
PHY 23101GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) 5
PHY 23102GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB) 5
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Foreign Language (see Foreign Language College Requirement below)8
Kent Core Composition6
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)9
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)3
Kent Core Additional3
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 42 upper-division credit hours)13
Concentrations
Choose from the following:22
Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
1

Minimum C grade required for Applied Mathematics and Financial Mathematics concentrations only.

2

A minimum C grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.000 2.000

Foreign Language College Requirement

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 8 credit hours of foreign language.1

  • Minimum Elementary I and II of the same language
1

 All students with prior foreign language experience should take the foreign language placement test to determine the appropriate level at which to start. Some students may begin their university foreign language experience beyond the Elementary I level and will complete the requirement with fewer credit hours and fewer courses. This may be accomplished by: (1) passing a course beyond the Elementary I through Intermediate II level or (2) receiving credit through Credit by Exam (CBE), the College Level Examination Program (CLEP),  the Advanced Placement (AP) exam or credit through the International Baccalaureate (IB) program; or (3) being designated a "native speaker" of a non-English language (consult with the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office for additional Information) . When students complete the requirement with fewer than 8 credit hours and two courses, they will complete the remaining hours with general electives.

 

Applied Mathematics Concentration Requirements

[AS-BS-AMTH-AMTH]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
MATH 42041ADVANCED CALCULUS 3
MATH 42045INTRODUCTION TO PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 3
MATH 42048INTRODUCTION TO COMPLEX VARIABLES 3
Allied Area Electives, choose from the following:6
Biological Science Upper-Division Electives (BSCI 30000 or 40000 level)
Chemistry Upper-Division Electives (CHEM 30000 or 40000 level)
Computer Science Upper-Division Electives (CS 30000 or 40000 level)
Mathematics Upper-Division Electives (MATH 30000 or 40000 level)
Physics Upper-Division Electives (PHY 30000 or 40000 level)
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)3
Kent Core Addititional3
General Elective1
Minimum Total Credit Hours:22

Computational Mathematics Concentration Requirements

[AS-BS-AMTH-CMTH]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CS 23001COMPUTER SCIENCE II: DATA STRUCTURES AND ABSTRACTION 4
MATH 23022DISCRETE STRUCTURES FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE 3
Allied Area Electives, choose from the following:9
Biological Science Upper-Division Electives (BSCI 30000 or 40000 level)
Chemistry Upper-Division Electives (CHEM 30000 or 40000 level)
Computer Science Upper-Division Electives (CS 30000 or 40000 level)
Mathematics Upper-Division Electives (MATH 30000 or 40000 level)
Physics Upper-Division Electives (PHY 30000 or 40000 level)
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)3
Kent Core Addititional3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:22

Financial Mathematics Concentration Requirements

[AS-BS-AMTH-FMTH]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
ACCT 23020INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
FIN 36053BUSINESS FINANCE 3
MATH 40051TOPICS IN PROBABILITY THEORY AND STOCHASTIC PROCESSES 3
MATH 42045INTRODUCTION TO PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 3
Allied Area Electives, choose from the following:3
MONEY, CREDIT AND BANKING
INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMIC THEORY AND APPLICATIONS
INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMIC THEORY AND POLICY
APPLIED ECONOMETRICS I (ELR)
INTERMEDIATE CORPORATE FINANCE
INTERMEDIATE INVESTMENTS
FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT
ADVANCED DERIVATIVE SECURITIES
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE
ADVANCED PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS
Biological Science Upper-Division Courses (BSCI 30000 or 40000 level)
Chemistry Upper-Division Courses (CHEM 30000 or 40000 level)
Computer Science Upper-Division Courses (CS 30000 or 40000 level)
Mathematics Upper-Division Courses (MATH 30000 or 40000 level)
Physics Upper-Division Courses (PHY 30000 or 40000 level)
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
ECON 22060PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
ECON 22061PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
General Elective1
Minimum Total Credit Hours:22

Probability and Statistics Concentration Requirements

[AS-BS-AMTH-PSTT]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
MATH 40051TOPICS IN PROBABILITY THEORY AND STOCHASTIC PROCESSES 3
Allied Area Electives, choose from the following:9
Biological Science Upper-Division Courses (BSCI 30000 or 40000 level)
Chemistry Upper-Division Courses (CHEM 30000 or 40000 level)
Computer Science Upper-Division Courses (CS 30000 or 40000 level)
Mathematics Upper-Division Courses (MATH 30000 or 40000 level)
Physics Upper-Division Courses (PHY 30000 or 40000 level)
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)3
Kent Core Addititional3
General Electives4
Minimum Total Credit Hours:22

Roadmaps


 

Applied Mathematics Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!MATH 12002 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Two
CS 13011
CS 13012
COMPUTER SCIENCE IA: PROCEDURAL PROGRAMMING
and COMPUTER SCIENCE IB: OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING
or COMPUTER SCIENCE I: PROGRAMMING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
4
!MATH 12003 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II 5
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
!MATH 22005 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III 4
PHY 23101 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) 5
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Four
!MATH 21001 LINEAR ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS 3
PHY 23102 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB) 5
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
!MATH 32044 INTRODUCTION TO ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 3
!MATH 42031
MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS
or INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL COMPUTING I
3
!MATH 42041
ADVANCED CALCULUS
or INTRODUCTION TO COMPLEX VARIABLES
3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
!MATH 42039
MODELING PROJECTS (ELR) (WIC)
or INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL COMPUTING II
3
!MATH 42045 INTRODUCTION TO PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 3
Allied Area Elective 3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
!MATH 40011 INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY THEORY AND APPLICATIONS 3
!MATH 42031
MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS
or INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL COMPUTING I
3
!MATH 42041
ADVANCED CALCULUS
or INTRODUCTION TO COMPLEX VARIABLES
3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
!MATH 40012 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL CONCEPTS 3
!MATH 41021 THEORY OF MATRICES 3
!MATH 42039
MODELING PROJECTS (ELR) (WIC)
or INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL COMPUTING II
3
Allied Area Elective 3
General Elective 2
 Credit Hours14
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Computational Mathematics Concentration.

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!MATH 12002 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Two
CS 13011
CS 13012
COMPUTER SCIENCE IA: PROCEDURAL PROGRAMMING
and COMPUTER SCIENCE IB: OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING
or COMPUTER SCIENCE I: PROGRAMMING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
4
!MATH 12003 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II 5
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
CS 23001 COMPUTER SCIENCE II: DATA STRUCTURES AND ABSTRACTION 4
!MATH 22005 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III 4
PHY 23101 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) 5
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Four
!MATH 21001 LINEAR ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS 3
!MATH 23022 DISCRETE STRUCTURES FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE 3
PHY 23102 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB) 5
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Five
!MATH 32044 INTRODUCTION TO ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 3
!MATH 42031
MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS
or INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL COMPUTING I
3
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Six
!MATH 41021 THEORY OF MATRICES 3
!MATH 42039
MODELING PROJECTS (ELR) (WIC)
or INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL COMPUTING II
3
Foreign Language 4
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours16
Semester Seven
!MATH 40011 INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY THEORY AND APPLICATIONS 3
!MATH 42031
MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS
or INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL COMPUTING I
3
Allied Area Electives 6
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
!MATH 40012 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL CONCEPTS 3
!MATH 42039
MODELING PROJECTS (ELR) (WIC)
or INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL COMPUTING II
3
Allied Area Elective 3
General Elective 4
 Credit Hours13
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Financial Mathematics Concentration.

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!MATH 12002 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Two
CS 13011
CS 13012
COMPUTER SCIENCE IA: PROCEDURAL PROGRAMMING
and COMPUTER SCIENCE IB: OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING
or COMPUTER SCIENCE I: PROGRAMMING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
4
!MATH 12003 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II 5
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
ECON 22060 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
!MATH 22005 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III 4
PHY 23101 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) 5
Foreign Language 4
 Credit Hours16
Semester Four
ECON 22061 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
!MATH 21001 LINEAR ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS 3
!PHY 23102 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB) 5
Foreign Language 4
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
!ACCT 23020 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
!MATH 32044 INTRODUCTION TO ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 3
!MATH 40011 INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY THEORY AND APPLICATIONS 3
!MATH 42031
MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS
or INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL COMPUTING I
3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
!FIN 36053 BUSINESS FINANCE 3
!MATH 40012 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL CONCEPTS 3
!MATH 42045 INTRODUCTION TO PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 3
!MATH 42039
MODELING PROJECTS (ELR) (WIC)
or INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL COMPUTING II
3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
!MATH 40051 TOPICS IN PROBABILITY THEORY AND STOCHASTIC PROCESSES 3
!MATH 42031
MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS
or INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL COMPUTING I
3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
!MATH 41021 THEORY OF MATRICES 3
!MATH 42039
MODELING PROJECTS (ELR) (WIC)
or INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL COMPUTING II
3
!Allied Area Elective 3
General Electives 5
 Credit Hours14
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Probability and Statistics Concentration.

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!MATH 12002 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Two
CS 13011
CS 13012
COMPUTER SCIENCE IA: PROCEDURAL PROGRAMMING
and COMPUTER SCIENCE IB: OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING
or COMPUTER SCIENCE I: PROGRAMMING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
4
!MATH 12003 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II 5
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
!MATH 22005 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III 4
PHY 23101 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) 5
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Four
!MATH 21001 LINEAR ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS 3
PHY 23102 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB) 5
Foreign Language 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
!MATH 32044 INTRODUCTION TO ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 3
!MATH 40011 INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY THEORY AND APPLICATIONS 3
!MATH 42031
MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS
or INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL COMPUTING I
3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
!MATH 40012 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL CONCEPTS 3
!MATH 42039
MODELING PROJECTS (ELR) (WIC)
or INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL COMPUTING II
3
Allied Area Elective 3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
!MATH 40051 TOPICS IN PROBABILITY THEORY AND STOCHASTIC PROCESSES 3
!MATH 42031
MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS
or INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL COMPUTING I
3
General Electives 8
 Credit Hours14
Semester Eight
!MATH 41021 THEORY OF MATRICES 3
!MATH 42039
MODELING PROJECTS (ELR) (WIC)
or INTRODUCTION TO NUMERICAL COMPUTING II
3
Allied Area Electives 6
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120