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Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics/Statistics Option

  1. Below are the requirements for the B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics (Statistics Option) as listed in the 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog (#131). This listing is for informational use only.

FRESHMAN YEAR

First Semester

Cr



Second Semester

Cr

MATH 171

4



MATH 172

4

MATH 170 (free elective)

1



MATH 170 (free elective)

1

Science elective

4



CPSC elective

4

CPSC elective

4



Science elective

4





HIST/POLS

3

TOTAL

13



TOTAL

16

SOPHOMORE YEAR

Third Semester

Cr



Fourth Semester

Cr

MATH 221

4



MATH 323

3

MATH 220

3



MATH 308

3

HIST/POLS

3



HIST/POLS

3

STAT 211

3



STAT 212

3

ECON 202 or 203

3



CORE elective

3





KINE 199

1

TOTAL

16



TOTAL

16

JUNIOR YEAR

Fifth Semester

Cr



Sixth Semester

Cr

MATH 409

3



MATH elective

3

ISEN 420 or 421

3



STAT 408

3

STAT 407

3



PHYS 218

4

HIST/POLS

3



CORE elective

3

CORE elective

3





TOTAL

15



TOTAL

13

SENIOR YEAR

Seventh Semester

Cr



Eighth Semester

Cr

MATH 417

4



MATH elective

3

MATH elective

3



MATH elective

3

STAT 414

3



PHYS 208 or OCNG 451

4

CORE elective

3



CORE elective

3

Free elective

1



CORE elective

3

KINE 198
1




TOTAL

15



TOTAL

16














Description of Electives



  1. Math Electives: (15 hours) Take ISEN 420 or 421. Of the remaining 12 hours of 4xx, select 6-12 hours from MATH 325, 407-489 (Math 451 taken after fall 04 only); STAT 410, 415, 485, 489. Select up to 6 hours from CPSC 210-499 (except CPSC 442); ISEN 400-499; STAT 400-499.

  2. CPSC electives: (8 hours) Select 2 courses from CPSC 110, 111, 206 and 211.

  3. Science Electives: (8 hours) Select 2 courses from CHEM 101/111 (or 107) or CHEM 103/113; CHEM 102/112 or CHEM 104/114; BIOL 111; BIOL 112.

  4. Core Electives: (21 hours) Take ENGL 104 (3 hours), ENGL lit. (3 hours), ENGL 210 or 301 (3 hours), ECON 202 or 203 (3 hours) and 3 hours of a Visual and Performing Arts CORE course. For a list of the acceptable ENGL literature, and Visual/Performing Arts courses, please see your catalogue or the Mathematics Department's Undergraduate Weg page at Core Requirements and Course List. The English Literature elective must be chosen from the list of Humanities electives. English 360 and 361 cannot be used as literature electives. In addition, 6 hours of International and Cultural Diversity are required. Some of these courses may be used to satisfy other degree requirements. For a list of these courses, please see your catalogue or the Mathematics Department's webpage at International and Cultural Diversity Requirement.

  5. HIST/POLS: (12 hours) POLS 206 and 207 are required. For the HIST requirement, 6 hours of American History are required. Most students satisfy this requirement by taking HIST 105 and 106. For other options, see your catalogue.

  6. Free electives: (3 hours) Almost every course offered at TAMU will count as a free elective. However, there are some exceptions. Please see an advisor or the Mathematics Department's Undergraduate Web page for a list of unacceptable courses. Math 289 counts as free elective hours.

See Math Course Descriptions for a brief description of Math Courses offered.



Career Options with an APMS/STAT Degree

Students graduating with an Applied Mathematics Degree with the Statistics Option (APMS/STAT) have prepared themselves for a broad range of careers. Most graduates seeking employment directly after graduation look to business, in particular consulting firms and government. These employers are looking for people with good problem solving skills that they will be able to train to solve their particular technical problems. In the broadest possible terms, math graduates are hired to work as part of a team to solve some particular problem for the company.

The government always needs mathematicians. The CIA, NSA, FBI and Census Bureau need mathematically trained personnel. Some former students have been hired by the state tansportation division.

Most of the students who graduate with an APMS/STAT degree go on to graduate school in statistics. At present, there is a shortage of statisticians. A Masters in Statistics will greatly improve the chance for a high paying job. Career options also greatly increase with a masters degree. People with a masters degree have recently found positions with banks, INTEL, pharmaceutical firms and biotech firms.