Applied Mathematics/Computer Science Concentration

General Information

The need for people with a computer science background is very high and continues to grow. Virtually every organization relies heavily on computers. Computer scientists write programs, develop algorithms and design software. The field of computational mathematics combines knowledge of computer science with that of mathematics and is in great demand throughout the world.

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 330 Differential Equations (3)
MATH 340 Numerical Analysis (3)

Concentration Requirements:
CPSC 300 Data Structures and Algorithms (4)
CPSC 340 Computer Organization (4)
MATH 328 Discrete Structures (3)

CPSC Elective (select one from CPSC 320, CPSC 330, CPSC 442)
Elective (select one from CPSC 320, CPSC 326, CPSC 330, CPSC 442, ECNS 323, MATH 360, MATH 440)

More Information

Advisor: Dr. James Nystrom
Phone: (231) 591-5864
Email:  

Mathematics Department
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive, ASC 2021
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2225
Phone: (231) 591-2565

Applied Mathematics/Computer Science Concentration: Ferris State University Course Catalog