Applied Mathematics

Applied Mathematics (BS)

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics provides students with a thorough knowledge of theoretical and applied mathematics in areas such as calculus, statistics, algebra, geometry and history. It gives students an opportunity to develop critical and logical thinking skills, as well their appreciation of the value of mathematics. This course of study includes thirty-five (35) credit hours of Foundational Core courses, thirty-eight (38) credit hours in Mathematics Core courses, additional credit hours in a chosen concentration, and credit hours in unrestricted electives to complete the overall 120-hour completion requirement. Concentrations can be chosen in the fields of education, science, business, or a combination of science and business.

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Mathematical thinking is at the core of technological advancement. Mathematicians have an opportunity to make a lasting contribution to society by helping to solve economic, scientific, engineering, physics, and business problems. OCU math majors have made careers in fields such as mathematical modeling, cryptography, accounting, data analysis, and education.

Degree Courses

  • Trigonometry
  • Probability & Statistics
  • Analytical Geometry & Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Differential Equations
  • History of Mathematics

Other Applied Mathematics Programs

Secondary Education Mathematics Licensure

The B.S. in Mathematics with a concentration in Secondary Mathematics Education (licensure track) is nationally recognized by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).For students interested in education but not in a licensure track, the Secondary Education non-licensure concentration of the BS in Mathematics may be a good fit. It includes a strong foundation in mathematics as well as 25 credit hours of professional education courses similar to those offered in the licensure track. However, state testing and student teaching are not required since this is a non-licensure track.

    Degree Courses

    • Foundations of Education
    • Exceptional Children
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Assessment of Learning
    • Reading Across the Content
    • Differentiated Instruction

    Math (MINOR)

    A minor in Math consists of 24 semester hours.

      Degree Courses

      • Trigonometry
      • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
      • Analytical Geometry & Calculus
      • Discrete Mathematics

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