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

To apply for admission in the College of Science and Mathematics, students must fill out a “Change of Major” form and declare their area of emphasis (this can be done online through WINGS Express). Often students who have declared “mathematics or statistics” as their area of interest on their Wright State admissions applications will be automatically sent to the College of Science and Mathematics from University College when entrance requirements are met. If this is not the case, students must fill out a change of major form and declare one of the following areas:

  • Mathematics (B.A.)
  • Mathematics (B.S.)
  • Statistics (B.S.)
  • Dual Majors

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.