2024-2025 Catalog 
  
    Jun 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

Applied Math Computer Science (AMCS-BS), B.S.

Location(s): Ferris Main Campus


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

Program Outcomes


  1. Students who complete the program will be able to design mathematical models.
  2. Students who complete the program will be able to analyze complex mathematical problems.
  3. Students who complete the program will be able to communicate mathematical reasoning.
  4. Students who complete the program will be able to design and implement computational science solutions in a variety of problem areas.

Admission Requirements


New Student Admission Requirements


  • 2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Minimum Composite ACT Score of 17/SAT 900
  • 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 Student Admission Requirements


  • 2.00 Overall GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • At least 12 credits, including an English and Mathematics course.

University Requirements - 36 to 37 Credits Required


First Year Seminar Requirement (FSUS 100 or Equivalent) - 0 to 1 Credit Required


All First-Time-In-Any-College Freshmen (FTIACs) must complete a one-credit FSUS 100  course, or its equivalent. Additional information and the definition of FTIAC for FSUS purposes can be found in the: Ferris State University Academic Affairs FSUS Policy

University General Education Requirements - 36 Credits Required


Courses in this section are required to satisfy the University General Education Requirements for a bachelor’s degree. The University General Education requirements can be found on the: Ferris State University General Education Requirements Webpage

Communication Competency - 12 Credits Required (or Their Equivalent)


Quantitative Literacy Competency - Credits Required Met in College Requirements


Natural Sciences Competency - 6 Credits Required


Two courses are required with a minimum of 6 credits: must have at least one lab course.

Culture Competency - 9 Credits Required


Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines and have at least one 200 level or higher course.

Self and Society Competency - 9 Credits Required


Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines, have at least one 200 level or higher course, and at least one Self and Society Foundation course.

United States (U.S.) Diversity Competency - 1 Course Required


If not met by courses taken for Culture Competency, Self and Society Competency, or Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), a student must have one course with the United States (U.S.) Diversity attribute. Some courses include both Global and United States (U.S.) Diversity attributes.

Global Diversity Competency - 1 Course Required


If not met by courses taken for Culture Competency, Self and Society Competency, or Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), a student must have one course with the Global Diversity attribute. Some courses include both Global and United States (U.S.) Diversity attributes.

Collaboration Competency - Courses Required Met in College Requirements


If not met by courses taken in the College Requirements section, a student must have two courses with the Collaboration attribute. Some courses include both Collaboration and Problem Solving attributes.

Problem Solving Competency - Courses Required Met in College Requirements


If not met by courses taken in the College Requirements section, a student must have two courses with the Problem Solving attribute. Some courses include both Collaboration and Problem Solving attributes.

College Requirements - 84 to 86 Credits Required


Applied Mathematics Core Requirements - 32 Credits Required


These courses are used to calculate the major 2.50 GPA requirement.

Computer Science Emphasis Requirements - 17 to 19 Credits Required


These courses are used to calculate the major 2.50 GPA requirement.

Electives - 35 Credits Required


The credits required may vary depending on courses taken.

In order to graduate with a bachelor’s degree, a student must have a minimum of 120 credits. The electives required for each student may vary depending on courses taken. Based on how a student meets the programmatic requirements, they may need more or less than 35 credits of elective courses to meet the required 120 credit minimum. These courses are not used to calculate the major 2.50 GPA requirement. Recommended electives include: CPSC 320 , CPSC 330 , and CPSC 442  (if not previously taken).

Notes


  • Students who return to the university after an interrupted enrollment, not including summer semester, must normally meet the requirements of the curriculum which are in effect at the time of their return, not the requirements which were in effect when they were originally admitted.
  • Credit Variance - Credits required may vary based on course placement, prerequisites, etc. If you have questions, contact your advisor.

Graduation Requirements


University Graduation Requirements


These are the minimum graduation requirements for a bachelor’s degree at Ferris State University:

  • All requirements as specified in the University Requirements section must be met.
  • A minimum of 120 credits must be earned.
  • A 2.00 or higher cumulative Ferris State University GPA is required.
  • A minimum of 30 credits must be earned from Ferris State University to meet the Residency requirement.
  • A minimum of 40 credits of 300 level or higher courses must be earned.

Programmatic Graduation Requirements


These are the additional graduation requirements mandated by the program:

  • All requirements as specified in the College Requirements section must be met.
  • A 2.50 or higher cumulative GPA is required in the Applied Mathematics Core Requirements and Computer Science Emphasis Requirement sections.

Contact Information


Dr. Kent Sun
(231) 591-2579
[email protected]

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