202324 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 calculusbased 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. LowerDivision Required Courses (18 credits)
UpperDivision Core Requirements (44 credits)
Plus two additional courses chosen from:
UpperDivision Math/Physics Electives (At least 7 credits)
Students will choose 2 upperlevel 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
 CST 116 , CST 126 , CST 223 Programming Languages
 CHE 221 , CHE 222 , CHE 223 General Chemistry
 ENGR 211 , ENGR 212 , ENGR 213 Engineering Mechanics: Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials
 PHY 311 , PHY 312 , PHY 313 Introduction to Modern Physics
Examples of Focused Electives
Notes:
 Some of the above courses have an additional lab requirement.
 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: Winter
 Mathematics Core Credit Hours: 4 (upperdivision)^{c}
 Focused Elective Credit Hours: 3^{a}
 Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 3
 Elective Credit Hours: 6
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 upperdivision courses from mathematics or physics with the approval of a mathematics advisor.
^{c} See “UpperDivision 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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