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Applied Mathematics Major
Applied mathematics majors learn to solve problems from a variety of disciplines by developing mathematical models, applying computational algorithms, and analyzing results. Students choose from four concentrations: applied mathematics, applied mathematics: actuarial science (What does an actuary do?), applied mathematics: computer science, and applied mathematics: physics.
This program offers the following areas of study: Standard Applied Mathematics Track, Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Physics, and Statistics and Data Science.
Applied Statistics and Data Science, MS
The applied statistics and data science master’s degree prepares students to become leaders in rapidly growing fields involving data analysis. Students may choose an emphasis in biostatistics or business analytics, as well as choose a part-time or full-time format.
This program offers the following areas of study: Biostatistics and Business Analytics.
Data Science Minor
The minor in data science comprises a core introductory sequence in statistics, computer science, data ethics, and data visualization, plus three electives chosen from other data-centric and computational courses across departments.
The mathematics major is an ideal preparation for a variety of analytical careers. Mathematics majors often choose to minor in physics, computer science, finance, economics, business management, or some other discipline. Students who plan to teach at the secondary level should choose the secondary math education track, which waives the CSET exam.
This program offers the following areas of study: General Mathematics and Secondary Math Education.
Develop your quantitative and analytical thinking skills, which can be used in a broad range of career and life pursuits. For students with AP Calculus credit, the minor requires just 12-16 units instead of the usual 19.
Physics majors develop analytical skills and problem-solving abilities that prepare them for a wide variety of technical careers or further studies in physics, engineering, materials science, geophysics, biophysics, electronics, chemistry, or aerospace, or for a physics teaching career. Physics majors can earn a mathematics minor by taking just one additional math course.
This program offers the following areas of study: General Physics and Physics Secondary Education.
Learn the fundamentals of matter and energy and how to solve complex problems using conceptual analysis and mathematical techniques. This minor is ideal for students majoring in mathematics, engineering, computer science, chemistry, or biology.
Learn fundamental mathematical methods and problem-solving strategies, and how to communicate mathematical ideas in speech and writing. Students with any major or minor are eligible to earn the statistics minor—in particular, a student is permitted to earn the statistics minor and the mathematics minor.
Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.