2018-2019 Catalog (Current)

Applied Mathematics

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

Why Choose Applied Mathematics? - Program Spotlight

The Mathematics Department at Ferris State lets you choose from two different application concentrations for your Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics: Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. Each concentration requires that you satisfy the General Education requirements of the University plus the Applied Mathematics core courses and the required courses for your chosen concentration.

Career Opportunities

The Applied Mathematics concentration is designed for students who want a broad knowledge of mathematics and its many types of applications. Courses in statistics, operations research and computer science can be combined for a well-rounded applied mathematics foundation, which can lead to careers in business and industry.

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 Unviersity.  

More Information

ADVISOR: Dr. Kent Sun  
PHONE: 231-591-2579
EMAIL:  

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

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Required Courses
Credit Hours

Applied Mathematics Core

32 credits required.
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

Applied Mathematics Concentration

Total of 18 - 23 credits
Fund Concepts in Mathematics
3

Select from the list below to total 15 - 20 credits

Data Structures and Algorithms
4
Computer Simulation
3
Parallel Programming
4
Computer Organization
4
Discrete Structures
3
Operations Research
3
Mathematical Statistics 1
4
Mathematical Statistics 2
4
Advanced Calculus
3
Advanced Calculus
3
Mathematics Modeling
3