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Columbus State University

Bachelor of Science
Mathematics (Applied Mathematics Concentration)

College of Letters and Sciences

Department of Mathematics and Philosophy

Program Description

The Applied Math Concentration prepares the student for a career in industry. The student in Applied Math may select from two preparation tracks - actuarial science and statistics.

Career Opportunities

Actuary, banking analyst, financial analyst, quantitative analyst, teacher (with the completion of additional preparation for certification), trade assistant

Admission Requirements

There are no program specific admission requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates from all of the math programs will have:

  • an understanding of calculus and an ability to use calculus in applications
  • knowledge of algebraic structures
  • knowledge of the real numbers, functions, the topological properties of R, differentiation, and integration
  • knowledge of and the ability to apply probability density functions
  • knowledge of appropriate mathematical models
  • the ability to think critically
  • the ability to understand mathematical arguments and to construct mathematical proofs
  • the ability to use computational devices and software in problem solving situations
  • communication skills to acquire, develop, and convey mathematical knowledge

Additional Program Requirements

There are no program specific academic regulations.

Program Of Study

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:
MATH 1113
MATH 1131

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4
COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:

Select one of the following courses:
Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.

Note: the two extra hours may be used as electives.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:

Select one of the following fine arts courses: *ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 11
Select two lab science courses from below:

Select one of the following courses:
MATH 1131
MATH 1132

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112

Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3
PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18

1 Guided elective will be selected from among freshman and sophomore level courses in science, business, and education based upon student interests and career goals and requiring the approval of a faculty advisor and the Mathematics Department Chair.

Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 34-44

Select one of the following:

1. Actuarial Science Track

2Required unless completed in Area E or Area F.

2. Statistics Track
STAT 3127 Statistical Computing
STAT 5176 Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments
STAT 5177 Applied Regression Analysis

Select any two of the following:
STAT 5117 Applied Multivariate Analysis
STAT 5118 Applied Nonparametric Methods
STAT 5119 Applied Categorical Data Analysis

Area H Program Electives Required Hours: 16-26 hours
Hours in Area G and Area H must total 60 semester hours, with a total of 39 semester hours at the 3000 level or higher.

Total Hours Required: 123

4 Year Course Schedule

Suggested four year course schedule for actuarial science track
Suggested four year course schedule for statistics track