Curriculum Information Guide
Applied MathematicsDr. Carlos Marques, Chair
School of Arts & Sciences
Bachelor of Science Degree
The Applied Mathematics Bachelor of Science program provides a solid background in mathematics and its applications within a highly supportive and stimulating learning environment. Mathematics is the language of Science and Technology. Thus the Applied Mathematics program is at the very heart of the mission of Farmingdale State College. Students benefit from small class size, personal attention, and a network of social and academic opportunities including our Mathematics Club, the Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences, the Mathematics Learning Center, and the Undergraduate Teaching Assistant program. Students will acquire strong quantitative and analytic skills, incorporating the use of powerful state-of-the art computational technology in advanced problem solving and research projects.
All students will complete a major project in our Seminar in Applied Mathematics which will involve collaborative work. The students have a choice of two tracks within the Bachelor of Science program: the Traditional Track and the Financial Mathematics Track. Both of these tracks share a common core of required General Education courses and of required Mathematics courses. Students in the Traditional Track choose additional elective courses in mathematics and in other fields of their interest, while students in the Financial Mathematics Track must take a set of prescribed courses in financial mathematics and in related fields such as Economics, Business, as well as some elective courses. (See the Program of Study)
Students can combine the Bachelor of Sciences in Applied Mathematics (Major) with a Minor in another field, or even obtain a Dual Major in mathematics and a related field. These minors and dual majors enable students to pursue inter-disciplinary interests which enhance future employment opportunities.
Applied Mathematics graduates possess the skills to enter a wide variety of excellent careers. An applied mathematics degree provides the background for jobs in business, telecommunications, finance, actuarial science, operations research, transportation, and education. Appropriate elective courses in areas such as computer science, engineering technology, economics, or natural sciences permit students to apply their mathematical knowledge to these fields, opening employment opportunities in additional careers, including pharmaceutical research, information services, and quality control. Applied Mathematics graduates are also well prepared to continue their studies at the graduate level in various fields of applied mathematics, finance, applied sciences, or mathematics education.
Typical Employment Opportunities
Secondary Education Teacher
Quality Control Manager
Applied Mathematics (BS) Program Outcomes:
- Graduates will know the methods and techniques of applied mathematics and will understand the underlying theoretical foundations
- Graduates will have the knowledge and skills needed to be productive problem solvers and critical thinkers
- Graduates will possess both depth and breadth in the mathematical sciences
- Graduates will possess important contextual skills including computer skills, communication skills, and the ability to collaborate with others on mathematical projects.
|Fall 2019 - Subject to Revision|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses||(30 credits)|
|EGL 101 Composition I: College Writing (GE)||3|
|EGL 102 Composition II: Writing About Literature||3|
|The Arts (GE)||3|
|American History/Other World/Western Civilization (GE)||3|
|Foreign Language (GE)||3|
|Social and Behavioral Science (GE)||3|
|Natural Science (GE)||3|
|General Education Elective (GE)||3|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective||3|
|Required Mathematics Courses for both Tracks||(37 credits)|
|MTH 150 Calculus I (GE)||4|
|MTH 151 Calculus II (GE)||4|
|MTH 245 Linear Algebra||3|
|MTH 252 Calculus III||4|
|MTH 253 Differential Equations||4|
|MTH 290 Methods of Proof in Advanced Mathematics||3|
|MTH 341 Probability||3|
|MTH 354 Principles of Real Analysis||3|
|MTH 365 Vector Calculus||3|
|MTH 405 Seminar in Applied Mathematics||3|
|BCS 120 Foundations of Computer Programming I||3|
|Traditional Applied Mathematics Track||(54 credits)|
|MTH 250 Introduction to Graph Theory and Combinatorics||3|
|Math Upper Division Electives||6|
|Math Related Electives||15|
|Upper Division Electives||15|
|Financial Mathematics Track||(54 credits)|
|MTH 246 Introduction to Financial Mathematics||3|
|MTH 346 Continuous-Time Finance||3|
|MTH 490 Topics in Applied Mathematics||3|
|BUS 101 Accounting I||3|
|ECO 380 Econometrics||3|
|Math Related Elective||12|
|Upper Division Electives||12|
This program fulfills all Liberal Arts and Sciences requirements.
Degree Type: BS
Total Required Credits: 121
Please refer to the General Education, Applied Learning, and Writing Intensive requirement sections of the College Catalog and consult with your advisor to ensure that graduation requirements are satisfied.
Admission to Farmingdale State College - State University of New York is based on the qualifications of the applicant without regard to age, sex, marital or military status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.