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2019-2020 Florida Tech Catalog 
2019-2020 Florida Tech Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematical Sciences - Applied Mathematics, B.S.

Major Code: 7077 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

During the first two years, applied mathematics majors share many courses with other students. The applied mathematics major includes courses with extensive theoretical content, as well as applied courses from related departments, to meet the needs of students in the 21st century. Students can choose electives that will enable them to apply mathematics to engineering, the physical sciences, biological sciences, environmental studies, social sciences and business applications. Mathematics graduates who have successfully completed the program are prepared to pursue graduate work or take their place in industry along with engineers and scientists.


Electives (42 credit hours)

  • Applied Area Credit Hours: 9
  • Free Electives Credit Hours: 6
  • Humanities Elective (HU) 3000-level or higher recommended Credit Hours: 3
  • Liberal Arts Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Electives (MTH) Credit Hours: 9
  • Social Science Credit Hours: 3
  • Technical Electives Credit Hours: 9

Choices of electives are subject to approval by the student’s advisor. Mathematics electives must include at least one proof-based course in addition to the required courses in discrete mathematics and analysis. Examples of suitable courses include MTH 3051 Combinatorics and Graph Theory MTH 3401 Introduction to Number Theory MTH 4051 Abstract Algebra MTH 4105 Topology  and MTH 4801 Advanced Geometry .

Applied area electives must be taken from a single area of application. Typically, this means from a single department or program other than mathematics. Any science or engineering program can be chosen. Suitably chosen management courses (courses with mathematics prerequisites) can also be taken. At least 30 elective credits must be at the 3000-level (or higher).

Note: Upper-division mathematics courses may be offered in alternate years. Positioning of electives is unrestricted.

Total Credits Required: 126