B.S. in Computational Mathematics

The Bachelor of Science in Computational Mathematics is designed to produce graduates who can operate at the intersection of applied mathematics, computer science and a science applications area. This degree program integrates mathematical modeling, computing and visualization to solve complex problems that arise in the physical, natural, and behavioral sciences as well as engineering. By the end of their second year, students should select an area of concentration that supplements the program core and aligns with their interests and career goals. In the capstone course this background is synthesized and applied to computational models that arise in such areas as atmospheric physics, structural dynamics, or computational fluid dynamics.

Because of the emphasis on applied mathematics, computing tools, and science applications, this program provides an excellent background for graduates to secure entry-level positions in various industries. Mathematics also serves as a respected degree leading to graduate study in many fields.

Program Requirements

General Education40
Open Electives30
Total Credits120

General Education Requirements

For a full description of Embry-Riddle General Education guidelines, please see the General Education section of this catalog. These minimum requirements are applicable to all degree programs.

UNIV 101College Success1
Communication Theory & Skills (COM 122, COM 219, COM 221)9
Lower-Level Humanities *3
Lower-Level Social Sciences *3
Lower or Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences *3
Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences *3
Computer Science (CS 223 or CS 225 or EGR 115)3
Mathematics 8
Physical and Life Sciences - one course must include a lab7
Total Credits40

Suggested Program of Study

Year One
COM 122 English Composition 3
COM 219 Speech 3
EGR 115 Introduction to Computing for Engineers 3
Scientific Programming in C
Computer Science II
MA 241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
MA 242 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 4
Physical Science Elective 3
UNIV 101 College Success 1
HU Lower Level Elective 3
SS Lower Level Elective 3
Open Electives 3
 Credits Subtotal30.0
Year Two
COM 221 Technical Report Writing 3
MA 243 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 4
MA 345 Differential Equations and Matrix Methods 4
MA 412 Probability and Statistics 3
Physcial Science Elective 3
Physical Science Laboratory 1
Elective * 3
Lower or Upper-Level Humanities or Social Science Elective 3
Open Elective 6
 Credits Subtotal30.0
Year Three
MA 305 Introduction to Scientific Computing 3
MA 348 Numerical Analysis I 3
MA 413 Statistics 3
MA 432 Linear Algebra 3
MA 441 Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Physics I 3
Elective * 6
Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective 3
Open Electives 6
 Credits Subtotal30.0
Year Four
MA 490 Capstone Project 3
Elective * 6
Open Electives 15
(MA 410 and MA 440) OR (MA 442 and MA 448) 6
 Credits Subtotal30.0
 Credits Total: 120.0

* Elective requirement may be met with declaration and completion of any MINOR or TWO DEGREES OF THE SAME RANK or DOUBLE MAJOR. (ROTC courses also acceptable)