Major in Mathematics - Applied Mathematics Concentration

Mathematics Major Requirements

All Mathematics majors must take the following required courses.  

Required Courses
MATH 265ELEMENTARY LINEAR ALGEBRA4
MATH 267INTRODUCTION TO ABSTRACT MATHEMATICS4
MATH 273CALCULUS I4
MATH 274CALCULUS II4
MATH 275CALCULUS III4
Total Units20

Applied Mathematics Concentration Requirements

In addition to the 20 units of common requirements for all Mathematics majors, the Applied Mathematics concentration requires 46-49 units for a total of 66-69 units. All courses must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. MATH 490  and minimum six additional upper-level courses in the major must be taken at Towson University. 

Required Courses
COSC 236INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE I 14
MATH 331PROBABILITY4
MATH 332MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS3
MATH 369INTRODUCTION TO ABSTRACT ALGEBRA4
MATH 372REAL ANALYSIS I4
MATH 374DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS3
MATH 377MATHEMATICAL MODELS 23
or MATH 439 COMPUTATIONAL PROBABILITY MODELS
MATH 435NUMERICAL ANALYSIS I3
MATH 472REAL ANALYSIS II 33
or MATH 475 COMPLEX ANALYSIS
MATH 490SENIOR SEMINAR IN MATHEMATICS 43
Upper-Level Mathematics Electives
Select two of the following:6-7
APPLIED COMBINATORICS
APPLIED REGRESSION AND TIME SERIES PREDICTIVE MODELING
MATHEMATICAL MODELS
FOURIER ANALYSIS WITH APPLICATIONS
OPERATIONS RESEARCH
COMPUTATIONAL PROBABILITY MODELS
GRAPH THEORY
DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY
LINEAR ALGEBRA
REAL ANALYSIS II
COMPLEX ANALYSIS
Application Electives
Select two of the following:6-8
GENETICS
SPECIAL TOPICS: ADVANCED PROGRAMMING
DATA STRUCTURES AND ALGORITHM ANALYSIS
INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY OF COMPUTING
COMPUTER SIMULATION & MODELING
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
COMPUTER GRAPHICS
DESIGN & ANALYSIS ALGORITHMS
INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO CRYPTOGRAPHY
LONG-TERM ACTUARIAL MODELS I
MATHEMATICAL FINANCE
RISK MANAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL ENGINEERING
GENERAL PHYSICS I CALCULUS-BASED
GENERAL PHYSICS II CALCULUS-BASED
INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
SIMULATION AND GAMES IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY
Total Units46-49
1

COSC 175 is a prerequisite for COSC 236

2

Only one of  MATH 377 or MATH 439 is required. Whichever course is not selected may be taken as an Upper-Level Mathematics Elective. 

3

Only one of  MATH 475 or MATH 472 is required. Whichever course is not selected may be taken as an Upper-Level Mathematics Elective. 

4

MATH 490 must be taken at Towson University. 

Departmental Honors Program

The Department of Mathematics offers a departmental honors program for students who demonstrate exemplary abilities in mathematics. The program provides students with an opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors in an individual program of research, directed readings and independent study.

Graduation with departmental honors requires a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.33, and successful completion of a two-course research sequence and an honors thesis in mathematics (MATH 499). Departmental honors will be posted to the transcript shortly after the bachelor’s degree is conferred. 

Required Coursework for Departmental Honors in Mathematics
Research Sequence, Select one of the following:6
READINGS IN MATHEMATICS
and RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS
READINGS IN MATH EDUCATION
and INDEPENDENT STUDY: RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
APPLIED MATHEMATICS LABORATORY I
and APPLIED MATHEMATICS LABORATORY II
Thesis Requirement
MATH 499HONORS THESIS IN MATHEMATICS1
Total Units7

Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MATH 273 (Core 3)4COSC 23614
Core 1 (or Core 2)3MATH 2654
Core 43MATH 2744
Core 53Core 2 (or Core 1)3
 13 15
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MATH 2674MATH 3314
MATH 2754MATH or Applications Elective3-4
Core 7 (Recommended: PHYS 241)3-4Core 8 (Recommended: PHYS 242)3-4
Core 63Core 93
Elective1-3Core 103
 15-18 16-18
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MATH 3694MATH 3323
MATH 3743MATH 377 or 4393
MATH or Applications Elective3-4MATH or Applications Elective3-4
Core 113MATH or Applications Elective3-4
Core 123Core 133
 16-17 15-17
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MATH 3724MATH 472 or 4753
MATH 4353MATH 4903
MATH or general Elective3-4MATH or general Elective3
Core 143Elective3
Elective3-4Elective3-4
 16-18 15-16
Total Units 121-132
1

COSC 175 is a prerequisite for COSC 236.

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the properties of numbers and sets.
  2. Demonstrate skills and knowledge of appropriate technology used in solving mathematical problems.
  3. Demonstrate skills and knowledge of the basic concepts of calculus.
  4. Demonstrate skills and knowledge of linear and abstract algebra.
  5. Demonstrate skills and knowledge of basic probability and/or statistics.