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Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics

Below are the requirements for the B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics (Computing Science Option) as listed in the 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog (#139). 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



CSCE 121

4

CSCE elective

4



Science elective

4

ENGL 104

3



HIST/POLS

3

TOTAL

16



TOTAL

16

SOPHOMORE YEAR

Third Semester

Cr



Fourth Semester

Cr

MATH 221

4



MATH 323

3

MATH 220

3



HIST/POLS

3

HIST/POLS

3



PHYS 218

4

STAT 211

3



STAT 212

3

ECON 202 or 203

3



CORE elective

3







TOTAL

16



TOTAL

16

JUNIOR YEAR

Fifth Semester

Cr



Sixth Semester

Cr

MATH 409

3



MATH 417 or 437

4

MATH 308

3



CSCE 314

3

CSCE 221

4



PHYS 208, 219, or OCNG 451

4

HIST/POLS

3



Math elective

3





CORE elective

3







TOTAL

13



TOTAL

17

SENIOR YEAR

Seventh Semester

Cr



Eighth Semester

Cr

MATH 415 or 433

3



CSCE 433

3

CSCE 411

3



MATH elective

3

MATH elective

3



MATH elective

3

CORE elective

3



Free elective

3





Free elective

2







TOTAL

12



TOTAL

14














Description of Electives



  1. Math Electives: (12 hours) Select 9 - 12 hours from MATH 325, MATH 407-489. Up to 3 hours may be selected from CSCE 210-452, ISEN 420-421, or STAT 407-415.

  2. 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; ASTR 111.

  3. CSCE elective: (4 hours) Select 1 course from CSCE 110, 111, or 206.

  4. Core Electives: (15-21 hours) Take ENGL 104 (3 hours), COMM 203, 205, or 243(3 hours), ECON 202 or 203 (3 hours), a 200-400 level Language, Philosophy and Culture CORE course(3 hours), and 3 hours of a Creative Arts CORE course. For a list of the acceptable Language, Philosophy and Culture and Creative Arts courses, please see your catalog at Undergraduate Catalog Listings. 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 catalog or the Mathematics Department's List of International and Cultural Diversity Requirements.

  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 catalog.

  6. Free electives: (if double up on ICD core req.) 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 List of Ineligible Free Electives for a list of unacceptable courses. Math 170 counts as free elective hours.

Career Options with an APMS Degree

Some graduates with this degree will go on to graduate school in Computer Science or seek employment with such companies as Apple, Google, and Microsoft, and government agencies such as NSA, and NASA. A Masters in Computer Science will greatly improve both pay and career options both at places listed for the BS and other types of firms needing advanced IT help.

The financial consulting firms that have hired recent graduates include AIG, Aon Hewitt, EY, Fidelity, Forethought Financial, Houston Casualty Company, Mercer, Willis Towers Watson, and USAA.