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.
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.
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.
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive, ASC 2021
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2225
Phone: (231) 591-2565
Advisor: Dr. Kent Sun
Office: ASC 2026