OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 201718 [Archived Catalog]
Applied Mathematics Major (B.S.)


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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Mathematics
Morton Hall 321
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1254
Fax: 740.593.9805
mathematics@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/cas/math/index.cfm
Todd Young, contact person
youngt@ohio.edu
Program Overview
The Applied Mathematics major program is for students who seek a strong mathematical background and the ability to apply mathematics in other fields. Students may choose from a wide variety of courses in subjects such as statistics, numerical analysis, real and complex analysis, Fourier analysis, linear and nonlinear programming, ordinary and partial differential equations, dynamical systems, algebraic coding theory, bioinformatics, and optimization. Students also take courses outside the Mathematics Department in fields where math is applied. In fact, many students in applied mathematics are enrolled in two majors.
The applied mathematics major offers a strong program in mathematical techniques and ways of thinking that can be used in a wide variety of careers. The major covers core topics that provide a common structure, while leaving flexibility to pursue topics of interest.
Other majors in the mathematical sciences offered by the Mathematics Department are a B.S. in mathematics, actuarial science, and mathematical statistics. The department also offers a B.A. in mathematics as a flexible and attractive option for students considering a doublemajor.
When planning any program of study in mathematics, it is strongly recommended that you consult an advisor from the Department.
Admissions Information
Freshman/FirstYear Admission
No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy at least one of the following before entering any of the undergraduate programs:
 Have at least a 30 ACT Math score or a SAT Math score of 680 or above
 Have scored at least a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam
 Have scored at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam
Change of Program Policy
No selective or limited admission requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy at least one of the following before entering any of the undergraduate programs:
 Have at least a 30 ACT Math score or a SAT Math score of 680 or above
 Have scored at least a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam
 Have scored at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam
 Attained Level 3 on the Math Placement Exam
 Earned at least an A in MATH 2301 or have an A on an equivalent transfer course
 Completed MATH 2301 , 2302 , and 3300 with no grade less than a B
External Transfer Admission
No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy at least one of the following before entering any of the undergraduate programs:
 Have at least a 30 ACT Math score or a SAT Math score of 680 or above
 Have scored at least a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam
 Have scored at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam
 Earned at least an A in a course equivalent to MATH 2301
 Completed a calculus sequence with no grade less than a B
Opportunities Upon Graduation
Whether as part of a double major or alone, a degree in applied mathematics is a recognized intellectual achievement. It is marketable to a broad selection of employers or can be used as an entrance to a variety of graduate and professional schools. Potential employers include, but are not limited to, the following: state and federal government agencies; scientific research and development services; communication firms; public and private K12 education; institutions of higher education; computer services companies; software publishers; banks and credit unions; nonprofit organizations; and chemical and pharmaceutical companies.
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