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Applied Mathematics/Industrial Mathematics Concentration AMIM

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
Industrial Mathematics Concentration (25 credits required)
CPSC 200 Object Oriented Programming 4
MATH 330 Differential Equations 3
MATH 340 Numerical Analysis 3
MATH 360 Operations Research 3
MATH 414 Mathematical Statistics 1 3
ECON 221 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MATH or CPSC 300/400 level 3
MATH or CPSC 300/400 3

Why Choose Industrial Mathematics

Industrial mathematics is a rapidly growing field of applied mathematics. It prepares students to be successful in working in industry. Recent advances in technology have increasedthe demand for professionals capable of modeling and simulating these technologies. Modeling, analysis and computations performed by mathematicians can provide technical advantages and cost savings, important for a company's future. Applicaitons of industrial mathematics are wide ranging, including areas from aircraft and automobile design to software development, computer security, and weather modeling, as well as many non-industrial topics such as supply, distribution, communication, transportation, and information handling.

Employment of mathematicians is expected to increase during the next several years, according to the US Department of Labor. Advancements in technology will lead to increasing applications of mathematics, and more people with knowledge of applied mathematics will be needed in the future. Some of the fastest growing jobs will require considerable mathematics preparation.

Admission Requirements

First year student eligibility requirements are a minimum 2.0 high school GPA and a minimum ACT math subtest score of 19. Admission is open to high school graduates (or equivalent) who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose. Transfer students must have at least 12 credits at the time of application with a minimum 2.0 college GPA and a "C" or better grade in math preparatory for MATH 115.

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 2.50 GPA in all math and computer science coursework 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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