The Accelerated Masters Studies Option (4+1 Option) in Mathematics and Applied and Computational Mathematics (MATH-ACM) is designed to allow motivated students to earn both a B.S. or A.B. in Mathematics and an M.S. in Applied and Computational Mathematics with one additional year of coursework. This is achieved by a double-counting allowance of up to 15 credits or five graduate level (500-level or above) courses. One additional year of graduate work (15 credits) would be needed to complete the Master's program enabling students to earn two degrees in a total of five years.

 

This program will be available for students to enroll in beginning Fall 2020.

Courses and Curriculum

MATH-ACM students may double count 15 credits (5 courses) of 500 level courses toward both the B.S./A.B. in Mathematics and M.S. in Applied and Computational Mathematics degrees. The courses double counted must be elected at the 500 level and include:

  • Math 551 (Advanced Calculus), Math 562 (Math Modeling), and either Math 572 (Numerical Analysis) or Math 573 (Matrix Computations). This satisfies part of both the Analysis/Algebra option and the Applied Courses for the B.S. and all of the Core requirements for the M.S. degree.
  • And either Option I, II or III:
  • Option I

    Two additional electives that satisfy both the B.S. degree electives and the Modeling Specialization requirements of the M.S. degree. Choices include: Math 504, Math 520, Math 525, Math 554, Math 558, Math 523, Math 514, Math 516.

  • Option II

    Two courses that satisfy the cognate option for the B.S. degree. Choices include: Stat 530, Stat 535, Stat 545, Stat 560, or select courses at the graduate level from CIS, ECE, ECON, IMSE, ME, PHYS and others.

  • Option III

    One course from Option I and one course from the Option II.

A student may not receive credit for both a 400 and 500 level equivalent courses (for example, both Math 455 and Math 555).

 

4+1 Admission and Requirements

  • Eligibility

    In order to be eligible for this program, a student must:

    • Be a declared mathematics major with at least 60 completed credit hours
    • Have completed the prerequisite courses for the math major: CIS/CCM 150 (or CIS 1501 or CCM 172), Math 228, Math 227, and Math 300 with grades of B+ or better in Math 227 and 228.
    • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2
  • Pre-Major Requirements

    MATH 115

    Calculus I

    4

    MATH 116

    Calculus II

    4

    MATH 215

    Calculus III

    4

    MATH 216 or

        MATH 228

    Intro to Diff Equations

    Diff Eqns with Linear Algebra

    3-4

    MATH 227

    Intro to Linear Algebra

    3

    Select one of the following:

     

    3-4

    CCM 172

    Computing Environ Math

     

    CIS/CCM 150 or

      CIS 1501

    Computer Science I

    CS I for Data Science

     

    Total Credit Hours

     

    21-23

  • Major Requirements

    MATH 300

    Math Lang Proof & Struct

    3

    MATH 551

    Advanced Calculus I

    3

    MATH 562

    Mathematical Modeling

    3

    MATH  572 or

        MATH 573

    Numerical Analysis

       Matrix Computations

    3

    MATH 412

    First Course Modern Algebra

    3

     

    Complete either Algebra or Analysis Option:

     

    6

    Algebra Option:

     

     

          MATH 413

    Linear Algebra

     

          Select at least one from:

     

     

          MATH 452

    Advanced Calculus II

     

          MATH 492

    Introduction to Topology

     

          MATH 455

    Func of a Complex Var with App

     

    Analysis Option:

     

     

          MATH 452 or

             MATH 492

    Advanced Calculus

    Introduction to Topology

     

          Select at least one from:

     

     

          MATH 331

    Survey of Geometry

     

          MATH 395

    Elementary Number Theory

     

          MATH 413

    Linear Algebra

     

          MATH 455

    Func of a Complex Var with App

     

     

         Complete either Option I, Option II, or Option III:

     

    18

    Option I:

     

     

          Select two from:

     

     

          MATH 504

    Dynamical Systems

     

          MATH 520

    Stochastic Processes

     

          MATH 525

    Mathematical Statistics

     

          MATH 554

    Fourier and Boundary

     

          MATH 558

    Introduction to Wavelets

     

          MATH 523

    Linear Algebra with Applications

     

          MATH 514

    Finite Difference Meth for Diff Eqns

     

          MATH 516

    Finite Element Meth for Diff Eqns

     

          Select two 300+ cognates from approved list of undergraduate cognates

     

          Select two 500+ cognates from approved list of graduate cognates

     

    Option II:

     

     

          Select two 500+ cognates from the approved list of graduate cognates

     

          Select two courses numbered MATH 300+

     

          Select two courses MATH/STAT 500+ that satisfy Modeling Specialization Areas

    Option III:

     

     

          Select one from:

     

     

          MATH 504

    Dynamical Systems

     

          MATH 520

    Stochastic Processes

     

          MATH 525

    Mathematical Statistics

     

          MATH 554

    Fourier and Boundary

     

          MATH 558

    Introduction to Wavelets

     

          MATH 523

    Linear Algebra with Applications

     

          MATH 514

    Finite Difference Meth for Diff Eqns

     

          MATH 516

    Finite Element Meth for Diff Eqns

     

          Select one 500+ cognates from the approved list of graduate cognates

     

          Select one 300+ cognates from approved list of undergraduate cognates

     

          Select one courses numbered MATH 300+

     

          Select two courses MATH/STAT 500+ that satisfy Modeling Specialization Areas

     

    MATH 4000

    Capstone

    3

    Two MATH/STAT 500+ to complete the Modeling Specialization Requirements

     

    6

     

    MATH 595 or

        MATH 599

     

    Masters Project Seminar

    Independent Research Project

    3

    Total Credit Hours

     

    51

  • How to Apply

    Complete the graduate online application for Applied and Computational Mathematics (MS) and select "yes" to the 4+1 option in the Academic Plan section. 

    Students applying through the 4+1 option are only required to submit 2 letters of recommendation, both from faculty in mathematics or statistics. 

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