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Applied Mathematics/Operations Research Concentration AMOR

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science

College(s): Arts and Sciences

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
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.
Applied Mathematics Core (19 credits required)
MATH 220 Analytical Geometry-Calculus 1 4
MATH 230 Analytical Geometry-Calculus 2 4
MATH 251 Stats for the Life Sciences 3
MATH 320 Analytical Geometry-Calculus 3 4
MATH 322 Linear Algebra 3
Operations Research Concentration:
CPSC 200 Object Oriented Programming 4
MATH 330 Differential Equations 3
MATH 360 Operations Research 3
MATH 440 Mathematics Modeling 3
CPSC 320 Computer Simulation 3
MATH or CPSC 300/400 elective 3 or 4
MATH or CPSC 300/400 elective 3 or 4

Why Choose Operations Research?

Operations Research is a relatively new field of mathematics, having begun during World War II. The military had to answer such questions as 'How do we distribute supplies to troops?' or 'What is the best way to position our fleet?' Businesses adapted these mathematical techniques to industry for production scheduling, inventory and marketing problems. Operations Research deals with determining the optimum way of solving a problem based on a mathematical model. Job opportunities include working in business or industry or for the military.

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 composite score, and ACT 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 scores for admission review.

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.

More Information

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

Advisor: Dr. Kent Sun
Phone: 231-591-2579
E-mail: sunk@ferris.edu
Office: ASC 2026


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