Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics Concentration

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Why Choose the Applied Mathematics Program?

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics provides a mixture of courses in pure and applied mathematics, physics, and engineering, with the following goals in mind: (i) familiarity with the basic mathematical tools used in all branches of science and technology, (ii) training in logical and abstract reasoning, (iii) advanced study in applied mathematics itself, (iv) familiarity with the types of problems encountered in other fields, and (v) experience with the use of computers and computer programming.

For students who find mathematics interesting, this program offers an ideal combination of intellectual challenge and employability. The Applied Mathematics Concentration is excellent preparation for graduate study in engineering, physics, operations research, or applied mathematics itself.

Because the applications of mathematics are so diverse, this program has considerable flexibility. The emphasis is on mathematics that is useful in solving problems arising in engineering, physics, and other sciences. In the junior and senior years, students are encouraged to choose technical electives from other departments. In additional to broadening mathematical, statistical, and engineering backgrounds, these electives could enable students pursuing an interest in different fields in their career or prepare them for future study in virtually all STEM areas.

Academics and Curriculum

View Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics Concentration program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the University Catalog.

Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics Degree Requirements Checklist (PDF)

Advisor

Chaocheng Huang, Ph. D.
241 Mathwmatical and Microbiological Sciences Building
(937) 775-2491
chaocheng.huang@wright.edu

Admission

Students must apply for admission to Wright State University.

Declaring your Major

Students who intend to enter into the Bachelor of Science degree program but do not meet the criteria to be directly admitted from high school will be admitted as a PRE major. Once the student has satisfied the following criteria, they can be admitted into the degree program:

  • Earned a grade of "C" or higher in the following courses: PHY 2400, PHY 2410
  • Completion of at least 15 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8.

Current students at Wright State University who are interested in adding or changing their major can also be admitted into the degree program by meeting the above criteria.

Articulation (Transfer) Agreements

Wright State has articulation agreements with a number of institutions. Articulation agreements will assure you a seamless transfer from one institution to another. To view current articulation agreements and determine which courses will transfer, visit the Articulation Agreements page or www.transfer.org.