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Applied Mathematics/Statistics Concentration AMST

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
Statistics Concentration
CPSC 200 Object Oriented Programming 4
MATH 310 3
MATH 314 3
MATH 414 Mathematical Statistics 1 3
MATH 416 Mathematical Statistics 2 3
MATH or CPSC 300/400 elective 3 or 4
MATH or CPSC 300/400 elective 3 or 4

Why Choose Statistics?

Statistics has been described as the science of making sense of numbers. It involves collecting, analyzing and interpreting data, as well as designing new methods of analysis. Many statistical problems have become so complicated that computers are needed to calculate solutions. A typical statistics problem might be to calculate what degree of confidence a polling firm can claim in its latest Presidential survey. The Federal government is a major employer of statisticians, as are many companies 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 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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