A student in this degree program must design a program of study in consultation with his or her academic advisor. This program of study must explicitly list the mathematics electives and the professional core in the area of application.
Areas of research in applied mathematics well represented in the department include:
Study plans with emphasis on areas of application closely related to mathematics but centered in other departments will also be considered. Such areas might include engineering applications, biology, cognitive science, or economics.
The BS degree in applied mathematics requires at least 50 hours of course work in mathematics and related subjects, in addition to a professional core that is specific to the area of application of interest to the student, including:
MATH 121  Calculus for Science and Engineering I  4 
MATH 122  Calculus for Science and Engineering II  4 
or MATH 124  Calculus II  
MATH 223  Calculus for Science and Engineering III  3 
or MATH 227  Calculus III  
MATH 224  Elementary Differential Equations  3 
or MATH 228  Differential Equations  
MATH 307  Introduction to Abstract Algebra I  3 
MATH 321  Fundamentals of Analysis I  3 
MATH 322  Fundamentals of Analysis II  3 
MATH 330  Introduction of Scientific Computing  3 
One of the following two courses:  3  
MATH 324

Introduction to Complex Analysis  
MATH 425

Complex Analysis I  
Approved mathematics electives:  21  
Four courses specific to the concentration area of interest to the student (12 units)


Three MATH courses at the 300 level or higher (9 units)


Professional Core requirement  12  
12 approved credit hours specific to an area of application. This requirement is intended to promote scientific breadth and encourage application of mathematics to other fields.


Nonmathematics requirements  
The following three courses:  
PHYS 121  General Physics I – Mechanics  4 
PHYS 122  General Physics II – Electricity and Magnetism  4 
PHYS 221  Introduction to Modern Physics  3 
One of the following sequences:  68  
ASTR 201
& ASTR 202 
The Sun and its Planets and Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe 

CHEM 105
& CHEM 106 
Principles of Chemistry I and Principles of Chemistry II 

CHEM 111
& ENGR 145 
Principles of Chemistry for Engineers and Chemistry of Materials 

EEPS 110
& EEPS 115 
Physical Geology and Introduction to Oceanography 

or EEPS 210

Historical Geology/Paleontology  
Total Units  7981 