2017-2018 Georgia Gwinnett Catalog 
    Jun 22, 2018  
2017-2018 Georgia Gwinnett Catalog [ARCHIVED COPY]

Mathematics - Concentration: Applied Math (BS)

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123 credits required for graduation

Bachelor of Science - Mathematics Degree

The School of Science and Technology offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with a major in Mathematics. The Mathematics Major includes concentrations in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Teacher Certification.

Laboratory Courses

Many courses in the School of Science and Technology include both a class and a laboratory component. The laboratory and class components complement each other as integrated elements of a course that facilitate the accomplishment of the Course Outcome Goals. As such they cannot be separated. Students must pass both the lab and class. If a student fails either the class or the laboratory component, they will receive a fail grade and must repeat the class.


General Education Requirements (60 hours)

The primary objective of the general education requirements is to guarantee that all students seeking a degree will be exposed to a common set of learning experiences that draw from a broad spectrum of subject areas. These common learning experiences are designed so that a student who completes the Core Curriculum will achieve the general education program goals as well as take introductory courses in the mathematics major that are prerequisite to courses in the program of study curriculum.

Additional Requirements (3 hours)

The physical education requirement is comprised of one credit hour of Wellness and two credit hours of additional Physical Education.

Legislative Requirements

Georgia law requires that each candidate for a degree demonstrate knowledge of the history and constitution on the United States and Georgia. These requirements may be met by receiving a passing grade in certain courses, or by passing the appropriate examination. The courses and the requirement(s) each course satisfies are as follows:

  1. HIST 2111  or HIST 2112  satisfies the Georgia and U.S. history requirement (if taken at a University System of Georgia institution).
  2. POLS 1101 satisfies the Georgia and US Constitution requirement (if taken at a University System of Georgia institution).
  3. Students with transfer credit (HIST 2111 , HIST 2112  or POLS 1101 ) from outside the University System of Georgia will need to contact the Testing Center regarding the legislative exams requirement.

Major Requirements (60 hours)

The courses in the Mathematics Major consist of both required and elective courses. The required courses are designed to ensure that all students receiving the BS Mathematics degree will share a common set of learning experiences toward achievement of the Program Outcome Goals. In addition, students will apply these learning experiences in the accomplishment of a capstone experience. Elective courses allow students to delve further into area of specialization that provide breadth and/or depth of learning.

Program Outcome Goals

Bachelor of Science - Mathematics

Concentration: Applied Math

Graduates who complete the Mathematics Major (Applied Math Concentration) will demonstrate that they have learned:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to clearly and precisely present mathematical ideas and proofs to others in oral and written form.
  2. Show proficiency with a broad range of concepts from modern mathematics and an in-depth knowledge of at least one major area.
  3. Use mathematical methods to analyze real-world problems and to make informed decisions based on interpretations of the results.
  4. Demonstrate scholarship and independent learning to make broad contributions to the discipline.
  5. Effectively apply appropriate technological tools toward solving mathematical problems.
  6. Demonstrate an appreciation for mathematics as a rich theoretical and applied discipline through an involvement in the mathematics community and through local outreach efforts.
  7. Demonstrate competence in applying mathematics to at least one other field.
  8. Work as individuals and as members of collaborative teams to apply analytical and quantitative tools to a variety of applications.
  9. Satisfy selected Outcome Goals related to the student’s chosen area for Applied Mathematics (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, ITEC, etc.)

General Education: (60 semester hours)

Area A - Essential Skills: (9 semester hours)

Area B - Institutional Option (4 semester hours)

Area C - Humanities/Fine Arts (6 semester hours)

Select one from the following:

Area D - Natural Sciences, Math, Technology (11 semester hours)

Select one from the following:

Area E - Social Science (12 semester hours)

Area F - Courses Related to the Program of Study (18 semester hours)

Select one: if MATH2200 is in Area A

Additional Requirements (3 hours)

Physical Education Requirement

Program of Study (60 hours)

Math/Applied Elective Courses (9 hours)*

  • Any combination of 3000/4000 level MATH courses (except MATH 3008 , MATH 3011 , MATH 3111 , MATH 3311  or MATH 3600 ) or approved 3000/4000 courses from the applied field* (9) Credeit Hours

Required Courses in Applied Field (12 hrs)*

  • Applied* Field Any level (8) Credit Hours
  • Applied* Field 3000/4000 level (4) Credit Hours


*Applied Field and Applied Elective Courses must be approved in writing by a designated Applied Math faculty advisor using the Applied Mathematics Advising Form

Other Required Courses (0-7 hours)

Additional Electives (5-12 hours)

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