2018-2019 Catalog (Current)

Applied Mathematics/Computer Science Concentration

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
College(s): College of Arts and Sciences

Why Choose Applied Mathematics/Computer Science Concentration?

The need for people with a computer science background is very high and continues to grow. Virtually every organization relies heavily on computers. Computer scientists write programs, develop algorithms and design software.  

Career Opportunities

The field of computational mathematics combines knowledge of computer science with that of mathematics and is in great demand throughout the world.

Admission Requirements

First year student admission is open to high school graduates (or equivalent) who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with educational backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of study. High school courses and grade point average, ACT/SAT16 composite score, and ACT/SAT16 reading and mathematics subscores will be considered in the admission and placement process. Transfer students must have at least 12 credits at the time of application with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA including an English and mathematics course, or they must provide their high school records and ACT/SAT16 scores for admission review.

General Education Requirements

All University General Education requirements for a Bachelor’s degree is here

Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives.

Consult the Required Courses above or the program advisor for program specific General Education requirements.

Graduation Requirements

The Applied Mathematics program leads to a bachelor of science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 overall GPA and a minimum of 120 credits including completion of all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website. Additionally, a minimum 2.5 GPA in all math and computer science course work is required. Students may earn only one B.S. degree in Mathematics from Ferris State University

More Information

ADVISOR: Dr. James Nystrom
PHONE: 231-591-5864
EMAIL:  

Department of Mathematics
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive/ASC 2021
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2225
Phone: 231-591-2565

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Required Courses
Credit Hours

Computer Science Concentration - Minimum 120 Credits

Applied Mathematics Core - 32 Credits
Programming - Problem Solving
4
Object Oriented Programming
4
Analytical Geometry-Calculus 1
4
Analytical Geometry-Calculus 2
4
Stats for the Life Sciences
3
Analytical Geometry-Calculus 3
4
Linear Algebra
3
Differential Equations
3
Numerical Analysis
3
Computer Science Concentration - 17-19 Credits
Data Structures and Algorithms
4
Computer Organization
4
Discrete Structures
3
Choose One:
Computer Simulation
3
or
Parallel Programming
4
or
Programming Language Concepts
3
Choose One:
Computer Simulation
3
or
Computer Graphics
3
or
Parallel Programming
4
or
Programming Language Concepts
3
or
Real Time Operating Systems
4
or
Operations Research
3
or
Mathematics Modeling
3
Electives - to the minimum 120 credits required

University General Education

This degree requires completion of the General Education requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree. Details of these requirements are delineated on the General Education website. Courses listed below as program/major required courses with the indicators: C, S, Z, R, G, may also be used to satisfy some of these general education requirements.
English 1
3
English 2
3
Choose One:
Advanced Technical Writing
3
or
Advanced Composition
3
or
Proposal Writing
3
or
Advanced Business Writing
3
Choose One:
Interpersonal Communication
3
or
Fundamentals-Public Speaking
3