Applied Mathematics

General Information

The Mathematics Department at Ferris State lets you choose from five different application concentrations for your Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics: Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Operations Research and Statistics. Each concentration requires that you satisfy the General Education requirements of the University plus the Applied Mathematics core courses and the required courses for your chosen concentration.

The Applied Mathematics concentration is designed for students who want a broad knowledge of mathematics and its many types of applications. Courses in statistics, operations research and computer science can be combined for a well-rounded applied mathematics foundation, which can lead to careers in business and industry.

Admission Requirements

First-year student admission is open to high school graduates (or equivalent) who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with educational backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of study. High school courses and grade point average, ACT composite score, and ACT reading and mathematics subscores will be considered in the admission and placement process. Transfer students must have at least 12 credits at the time of application with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA including an English and mathematics course, or they must provide their high school records and ACT scores for admission review.

Required Courses

CPSC 130 Programming and Problem Solving (4)
CPSC 200 Object Oriented Programming (4)
MATH 220 Calculus 1 (4)
MATH 230 Calculus 2 (4)
MATH 251 Statistics (3)
MATH 320 Calculus 3 (4)
MATH 322 Linear Algebra (3)
MATH 324 Fundamental Concepts in Mathematics (3)
MATH 330 Differential Equations (3)
MATH 340 Numerical Analysis (3)

Electives (select 5 from the following: CPSC 300, CPSC 320, CPSC 330, CPSC 340, MATH 328, MATH 360, MATH 414, MATH 416, MATH 420, MATH 430, MATH 440)

Sample Course Sequence

Fall Odd Year 1
CPSC 130
MATH 220
Spring Even Year 1
CPSC 200
MATH 230
Fall Even Year 2
MATH 322
MATH 330
Spring Odd Year 2
MATH 251
MATH 320
Fall Odd Year 3
CPSC or MATH
MATH 324
Spring Even Year 3
CPSC or MATH
MATH 340
Fall Even Year 4
CPSC or MATH
Spring Odd Year 4
CPSC or MATH
<- CPSC or MATH ->

More Information

Advisor: Dr. Kent Sun  
Phone: (231) 591-2579
Email:  

Mathematics Department
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive, ASC 2021
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231) 591-2565

Applied Mathematics: Ferris State University Course Catalog