2023-24 University Catalog 
    
    Apr 24, 2024  
2023-24 University Catalog

Applied Mathematics, BS


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Graduates with an Oregon Tech Applied Mathematics degree will have knowledge and appreciation of the depth of mathematics, including the connections between different areas of mathematics, and between mathematics and other disciplines. Course work 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 major includes course work 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. This program allows students to pick from a wide variety of courses that interest them in order to fill social science, elective and humanities requirements.

Degree Requirements


In addition to the mathematics requirements listed below, students will be required to complete the 200 level calculus-based general physics sequence as well as other general education requirements and Electives necessary to bring the total credit hours to 182. Please see the recommended curriculum map below.  All mathematics courses must be completed with a grade “C” or better. Transfer students should consult the Admissions Office and the Mathematics Department to determine which of their courses will satisfy Oregon Tech course requirements.

Lower-Division Required Courses (18 credits)


Upper-Division Core Requirements (44 credits)


Plus two additional courses chosen from:


Upper-Division Math/Physics Electives (At least 7 credits)


Students will choose 2 upper-level mathematics or physics courses with the approval of a mathematics advisor. No more than 3 credits can be MATH 407 .

Focused Electives (16 credits)


Students will choose appropriate electives from outside of mathematics. These courses should support the program objectives and must be approved by a mathematics advisor. The focused electives must total at least 16 credits at least 9 of which are from a 3 course sequence; see below for examples.

Examples of Focused Electives Sequences


Notes:


  1. Some of the above courses have an additional lab requirement.
  2. PHY 221 , PHY 222 , PHY 223  may not be used as focused electives.

Curriculum


Required courses and recommended terms during which they should be taken:

Freshman Year


Fall


Winter


Spring


Sophomore Year


Fall


Winter


Spring


Junior Year


Fall


Winter


Spring


Senior Year


Fall


Winter


 

  • Mathematics Core Credit Hours: 4 (upper-division)c
  • Focused Elective Credit Hours: 3a
  • Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 6

Spring


Total for a B.S. in Mathematics: 181 Credit Hours


a Students will choose at least 16 credits from outside of mathematics with the approval of a mathematics advisor. At least 9 credits should be from a 3 course sequence. See above for examples.

b Students will choose 2 upper-division courses from mathematics or physics with the approval of a mathematics advisor.

c See “Upper-Division Core Requirements” listed above in the degree requirements section. The years and terms that these courses are offered will vary. For questions about availability, please consult with an advisor or contact the Mathematics Department.

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