2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Applied Mathematics/Computer Science

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

Program Requirements

Applied Mathematics/Computer Science, BS Program Requirements

Includes:

  • Major Courses and General Education Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose Applied Mathematics/Computer Science?

The need for people with a computer science background is very high and continues to grow. Virtually every organization relies heavily on computers. Computer scientists write programs, develop algorithms and design software.  

Career Opportunities

The field of computational mathematics combines knowledge of computer science with that of mathematics and is in great demand throughout the world.

More Information

ADVISOR: Dr. James Nystrom
PHONE: 231-591-5864
EMAIL:  

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

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Computer Science Concentration - Minimum 120 Credits

Applied Mathematics Core - 32 Credits
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
Computer Science Concentration - 17-19 Credits
Data Structures and Algorithms
4
Computer Organization
4
Discrete Structures
3
Choose One:
Computer Simulation
3
or
Parallel Programming
4
or
Programming Language Concepts
3
Choose One:
Computer Simulation
3
or
Computer Graphics
3
or
Parallel Programming
4
or
Programming Language Concepts
3
or
Real Time Operating Systems
4
or
Operations Research
3
or
Mathematics Modeling
3
Electives - to the minimum 120 credits required

University 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.
English 1
3
English 2
3
Choose One:
Advanced Technical Writing
3
or
Advanced Composition
3
or
Proposal Writing
3
or
Advanced Business Writing
3
Choose One:
Interpersonal Communication
3
or
Fundamentals-Public Speaking
3