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Applied Mathematics & Statistics

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The Applied Mathematics and Statistics curriculum is designed to prepare students to be practitioners of applied mathematics and statistics by giving them a sound background in mathematics and statistics and an exposure to areas of engineering, natural science, social science or business that give rise to significant applications of mathematics.

The Department also offers a separate program in Mathematics.

Sample Program - Class of 2012
Freshman Fall
MA131 Calculus I
CS141 Computer Science I
UNIV 190 Clarkson Seminar
PH131 Physics I
FY100 First Year Seminar

Freshman Spring
MA132 Calculus II
MA200 Math Modeling & Software
PH132 Physics II
Knowledge Area (KA) Elective
Free Elective (CS 142 rec.)

Sophomore Fall
MA211 Foundations
MA232 Differential Equations
Application Course
Science Elective
KA Course
Sophomore Spring
MA231 Calculus III
MA339 Applied Linear Algebra
STAT383Applied Statistics I
Application Elective
KA Course
Junior Fall
MA377 Numerical Methods
MA3xx Math/Statistics Elective
KA/University Course
Application Elective
Free Elective
Junior Spring
MA363 Mathematical Modeling
MA/STAT Elective
MA3xx Math/Statistics Elective
KA/University Course Application Elective
Senior Fall
MA 451/453 Intro Math Research/Math Instruction
MA/STAT Elective
Application Elective
Communications Elective
Free Elective
Senior Spring
MA/STAT Elective
MA/CS Elective
Application Elective
Communications Elective
Free Elective
MA499 Professional Requirement

Math & Computer Science Requirements
(Course Descriptions)

  • MA131 Calculus I
  • MA132 Calculus II
  • CS141 Introduction to Computer Science I
  • MA200 Math Modeling and Software
  • MA211 Foundations
  • MA231 Calculus III
  • MA232 Differential Equations
  • MA339 Applied Linear Algebra
  • MA363 Mathematical Modeling
  • MA377 Numerical Methods
  • STAT383 Applied Statistics I
  • MA451 or MA453 Introduction to Mathematical Research or Mathematical Teaching
  • MA499 Professional Requirements
  • Math & Statistics Electives (Three courses from:)
    • MA331 Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems
    • MA332 Intermediate Differential Equations
    • MA381 Probability
    • STAT382 Mathematical Statistics I
    • STAT384 Applied Statistics II
  • Additional MA or STAT courses (300 level or above) to bring total credits in MA and STAT to at least 44 credits.
  • Communication Electives (At least two three-credit COMM courses)
  • Application Electives (At least five three-credit courses from one or more fields of applications chosen from the list):
    • BY314 Bioinformatics
    • CE420 Computational Methods of Structural Analysis
    • CE438 Introduction to the Finite Element Method
    • CH330 Transfer Process Fundamentals 
    • CH490 Transport Phenomena
    • CM371 Physical Chemistry I
    • CM372 Physical Chemistry II
    • EC311 Introduction to Econometrics
    • EC350 Principles of Micro and Engineering Economics (or EC150 and EC200)
    • EC384 Game Theory
    • EE264 Introduction to Digital Design
    • EM333 Elements of Operations Research
    • ES220 Statics
    • ES222 Strength of Materials
    • ES223 Rigid Body Dynamics
    • ES250 Electrical Science
    • ES260 Materials Science and Engineering I
    • ES330 Fluid Mechanics
    • ES340 Thermodynamics
    • ES400 Numerical and Engineering Computing
    • ES405 Design of Experiments and Analysis of Data
    • ME442 Engineering Analysis Using the Finite Element Method
    • ME443 Optimal Engineering
    • OM331 Operations/Production Management
    • PH221 Theoretical Mechanics I
    • PH231 Fundamentals of Modern Physics
    • PH323 Optics
    • PH325 Thermal Physics
    • PH331 Quantum Physics I
    • PH380 Electromagnetic Theory I
    • PH381 Electromagnetic Theory II
    • PH432 Quantum Physics II
    • PH451 Statistical Mechanics I
    • and other courses as may be specified from time to time.

Science Requirements

  • PH131 Physics I
  • PH132 Physics II
  • Three credits from physics, chemistry, or biology courses.

Clarkson Common Experience Requirements

  • UNIV 190 Clarkson Seminar
  • University Course (covers two knowledge areas) and Four Knowledge Area (KA) courses, together covering four of the following six knowledge areas:
    • Contemporary & Global Issues (CGI)
    • Cultures & Society (CSO)
    • Economics & Organizations (EC)
    • Imaginative Arts (IA)
    • Individual & Group Behavior (IG)
    • Science, Technology & Society (STS)
  • Communications Points: Total of 6 points, at least 2 points must be in Major courses at 300+ level.

Further Requirements

  • Additional credits in electives to bring your total credits to 120.
  • FY100, First Year Seminar
  • Any student who, upon matriculation at Clarkson, was assigned to the Class of 2004 or later, must achieve a cumulative QPA of at least 2.0 in the major field of study, and if completing one or more minors, must have achieved a QPA of at least 2.0 in each minor. The list of courses that constitute the major and minor field are determined by the department or academic unit that offers the degree program or minor and are maintained by Student Administrative Services.
  • See Academic Regulations for a complete listing of University Regulations.

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Note: Requirements may differ from year to year. See your adviser for specific requirements regarding your graduation year.