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Computational Mathematics - Bachelor of Science

3756 Computational Mathematics

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Science

FQ86

College of Natural Science

Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:

Department of Mathematics

Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.

Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

### College of Natural Science

#### Department of Mathematics

##### Undergraduate Programs

###### Computational Mathematics - Bachelor of Science

Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

**Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Computational Mathematics**

- The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the
*Undergraduate Education*section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Computational Mathematics.

The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Computational Mathematics major is met by completing Mathematics 309 or 310 and 496. Those courses are referenced in item 3. c. (1) below.

Students who are in the teacher certification program are required to complete Mathematics 330 or 432 and Statistics and Probability 430.

Students who are enrolled in the College of Natural Science may complete the alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that is described in item 1. under the heading Graduation Requirements in the College statement. Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be used to satisfy the alternative track. - The requirements of the College of Natural Science for the Bachelor of Science degree.

The credits earned in certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate. - The following requirements for the major:
a. The following courses outside the Department of Mathematics (28 or 29 credits): (1) One course of at least 3 credits in biological science, entomology, microbiology, physiology, plant biology, or integrative biology. At least 2 credits in laboratory in biological science, chemistry, entomology, microbiology, physiology, plant biology, or integrative biology. Any course noted in item (2) (c) below may count towards the 2 credit laboratory requirement. (2) One course from each of the following groups (8 or 10 credits): (a) CEM 141 General Chemistry 4 CEM 151 General and Descriptive Chemistry 4 CEM 181H Honors Chemistry I 4 LB 171 Principles of Chemistry I 4 (b) CEM 142 General and Inorganic Chemistry 3 CEM 152 Principles of Chemistry 3 CEM 182H Honors Chemistry II 4 LB 172 Principles of Chemistry II 3 (c) CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 3 CEM 185H Honors Chemistry Laboratory I 2 LB 171L Introductory Chemistry Laboratory I 1 (3) Both of the following courses (8 credits): CSE 231 Introduction to Programming I 4 CSE 232 Introduction to Programming II 4 (4) One course from each of the following groups (8 credits): (a) PHY 183 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4 LB 273 Physics I 4 (b) PHY 184 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4 LB 274 Physics II 4 b. First–year competency in a foreign language or For students, who have been admitted to the teacher certification program, completion of the Professional Education Courses in the Department of Teacher Education. c. A total of 33 to 40 credits in courses in the Department of Mathematics including: (1) One course from each of the following two groups (6 to 8 credits): (a) MTH 132 Calculus I 3 MTH 152H Honors Calculus 3 LB 118 Calculus I 4 (b) MTH 133 Calculus II 4 MTH 153H Honors Calculus II 3 LB 119 Calculus II 4 (2) One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits): MTH 234 Multivariable Calculus 4 MTH 254H Honors Multivariable Calculus 3 LB 220 Calculus III 4 (3) One of the following two groups (4 or 7 credits): (a) MTH 299 Transitions 4 MTH 309 Linear Algebra I 3 (b) MTH 317H Honors Linear Algebra 4 (4) One course from each of the following groups (6 credits): (a) MTH 310 Abstract Algebra I and Number Theory 3 MTH 418H Honors Algebra I 3 (b) MTH 320 Analysis I 3 MTH 327H Honors Introduction to Analysis 3 (5) All of the following courses (9 credits): MTH 451 Numerical Analysis I 3 MTH 481 Discrete Mathematics I 3 MTH 496 Capstone in Mathematics (W) 3 The completion of Mathematics 496 satisfies the capstone course requirement of the computational mathematics major. (6) One of the following courses (3 credits): MTH 452 Numerical Analysis II 3 MTH 482 Discrete Mathematics II 3 (7) One of the following courses (3 credits): MTH 235 Differential Equations 3 MTH 340 Ordinary Differential Equations I 3 MTH 347H Honors Ordinary Differential Equations 3 d. At least one of the following courses (3 credits): Students who select Mathematics 452 or 482 may count the credits toward either requirement 3.c.(6) or 3.d. but not toward both of those requirements. Approval of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering is required to enroll in Computer Science and Engineering 331 and 440. CSE 331 Algorithms and Data Structures 3 CSE 440 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 3 MTH 360 Theory of Mathematical Interest 3 MTH 415 Applied Linear Algebra 3 MTH 416 Introduction to Algebraic Coding 3 MTH 441 Ordinary Differential Equations II 3 MTH 452 Numerical Analysis II 3 MTH 457 Introduction to Financial Mathematics 3 MTH 482 Discrete Mathematics II 3 STT 351 Probability and Statistics for Engineering 3 STT 430 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3 STT 441 Probability and Statistics I: Probability 3 STT 455 Actuarial Models I 3 STT 461 Computations in Probability and Statistics 3

University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses

MTH2: 1 course

At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation

MTH1: 2 courses

At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV

At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses

Univ Lab: 2 credits

At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB

Alternative: 2 credits

At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB

At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses

At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity

At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity

Conditions:

University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Major - Computational Mathematics - BS - Calculus I and II: A total 2 courses

At least 1 course from MTH132, MTH152H, LB118

At least 1 course from MTH133, MTH153H, LB119

Major - Computational Mathematics - BS - Multivariable Calculus: 1 course from LB220, MTH234, MTH254H

Major - Computational Mathematics - BS - Transitions and Advanced Linear Algebra: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses

Advanced Linear Algebra: 1. Advanced Linear Algebra: 1 course from MTH317H

Major - Computational Mathematics - Algebra: 2. Transitions and Linear Algebra: 2 courses from MTH309, MTH299

Major - Computational Mathematics - BS - Algebra and Analysis: A total 2 courses

At least 1 course from MTH320, MTH327H

At least 1 course from MTH310, MTH418H

Major - Computational Mathematics - BS - Numerical Analysis I: 1 course from MTH451

Major - Computational Mathematics - BS - Discrete Mathematics I: 1 course from MTH481

Major - Computational Mathematics - BS - Capstone in Mathematics: 1 course from MTH496

Major - Computational Mathematics - BS - Physics: A total 2 courses

At least 1 course from LB273, PHY183

At least 1 course from LB274, PHY184

Major - Computational Mathematics - BS - Computer Science: 2 courses from CSE231, CSE232

Major - Computational Mathematics - BS - Science: 3 credits from courses in biological science, entomology, microbiology, physiology, plant biology, or zoology. At least 2 credits in laboratory in biological science, chemistry, entomology, microbiology, physics, physiology, plant biology, or zoology.

Major - Computational Mathematics - BS - Advanced Mathematics: 1 course from MTH452, MTH482

Major - Computational Mathematics - BS - Differential Equations: 1 course from MTH235, MTH340, MTH347H

Major - Computational Mathematics - BS - Foreign Language: 2 courses from first year foreign language courses.

Major - Computational Mathematics - BS - Chemistry: A total 3 courses

At least 1 course from CEM141, CEM151, CEM181H, LB171

At least 1 course from CEM142, CEM152, CEM182H, LB172

At least 1 course from CEM161, CEM185H, LB171L

Major - Computational Mathematics - Elective: 1 course from CSE331, CSE440, MTH360, MTH415, MTH416, MTH441, MTH452, MTH457, MTH472, MTH482, STT351, STT430, STT441, STT455, STT461

College Distribution: 30 credits from courses numbered at the 300 and 400 levels. See academic advisor.

Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.