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    Oregon Institute of Technology
  Oct 22, 2017
2017-18 University Catalog 
2017-18 University Catalog

Applied Mathematics Department

Tiernan Fogarty, Department Chair
Gregg Waterman, Scheduling Coordinator
Randall Paul, Advising Coordinator and Program Director
Christina Negoita, Curriculum Coordinator
Professors: J. Fischer, T. Fogarty, C. Negoita
Associate Professors: R. Paul, T. Torres, G. Waterman
Assistant Professors: K. Davis, J. Reid, D. Deb, D. Hammond

General Education

Courses offered by the Department of Applied Mathematics are designed to satisfy the needs of majors and non-majors interested in mathematics primarily as part of a broad technical education. A major emphasis is on development of skills required to solve applied problems.

Success in mathematics requires that entering students begin their study in the course which best matches their ability and background. Accordingly, all entering students must pass a placement examination at the appropriate level before being allowed to register for their initial mathematics course.

Degree Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics

Minor Offered

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics

Program Objectives

Coursework for the bachelor's degree is intended to provide a solid foundation of mathematical theory and a broad selection of applied work both in and outside mathematics. The prospective major will complete coursework in calculus, differential equations and numerical methods. Students also take a sequence of introductory physics courses and a further sequence in a technical field outside mathematics.

Career Opportunities

Upon completing the requirements for the Applied Mathematics degree students will be prepared for a variety of jobs in industry including numerical modeling, signal processing, data analysis, and many others. The degree also provides students a sufficient background to further their education by entering a Masters or Ph.D. program in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.

Student Preparation

Students entering the Applied Mathematics Program from high school should have a minimum of two years of algebra, one year of pre-calculus, one year of geometry, and two years of physical science (physics or chemistry preferred). Additional courses in mathematics, science, English and computer programming will be very helpful. Students entering the Applied Mathematics Program by transfer are requested to contact the Mathematics Department concerning transfer of technical course work.