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2015-2016 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Mathematics Major: Computational Mathematics


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BS degree  

In order to meet the needs of our present-day computer-oriented society, the Mathematics Department offers an alternative to the mathematics major: a computer-oriented mathematics program leading to the BS degree. This program requires a core of computer science courses and emphasizes the applied mathematics areas. This program allows the student a large choice of electives within the context of computer-oriented mathematics. The student can thus pursue his or her special interests in any particular phase of computer-oriented mathematics.

The program has nearly the same freshman and sophomore requirements as the other programs in mathematics, computer and information science, computer engineering and electrical engineering. This allows students to find their interests and choose from among these programs before the end of the second year while remaining on track to earn the degree in four years.

A BS degree in Mathematics (MTHC) allows the student to enter graduate programs that specialize in computer-oriented mathematics or enter industrial employment where physical and industrial problems are analyzed mathematically.

The program offers a large choice of electives within the context of computer-oriented mathematics. The student can thus pursue his or her special interests in any particular phase of computer-oriented mathematics.

Requirements


First Year: 34 credits


Math


Fourteen (14) credits required.

Computer and Information Science


Eight (8) credits required.

Humanities/Social Science Electives


Six (6) credits required.

Second Year: 30 credits


Math


Ten (10) credits required.

Computer and Information Science


Three (3) credits required.

Physics


Eight (8) credits required.

Humanities/Social Science Electives


Nine (9) credits required.

Third Year: 30 credits


Science Electives*


Six (6) credits required.

Humanities/Social Science Electives


Three (3) credits required.

Literature


Six (6) credits required.

Electives


Six (6) credits required of Free Electives.

Fourth Year: 27 credits


Computational Mathematics Elective


Three (3) credits required from the following:

Technical Electives**


Six (6) credits required.

Electives


Nine (9) credits of Free Electives.

Total Credits: 121


Notes


* The Science Elective is defined as any course in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Medical Laboratory Science which is accepted for credit by majors in those programs.

** The Technical Elective is defined as any upper-division Mathematics or Computer and Information Science course.

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