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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 Education36
Program Support25
Core37
Open Electives22
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.

Communication Theory & Skills9
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 Science3
Mathematics6
Physical and Life Sciences6
Total Credits36

Suggested Program of Study - Physics Option

Year One
Credits
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
PS 150 Physics for Engineers I 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
PS 160 Physics for Engineers II 3
PS 250 Physics for Engineers III 3
PS 253 Physics Laboratory for Engineers 1
Area of Concentration * 3
Lower or Upper-Level Humanities or Social Science Elective 3
Open Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal30.0
Year Three
MA 305 Introduction to Scientific Computing 3
MA 348 Numerical Analysis I 3
MA 432 Linear Algebra 3
MA 441 Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Physics I 3
Area of Concentration * 6
Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective 3
MA Designated Elective 3
Open Electives 6
 Credits Subtotal30.0
Year Four
MA 490 Capstone Project 3
Area of Concentration * 6
MA Designated Elective 6
Open Electives 15
 Credits Subtotal30.0
 Credits Total: 120.0

Suggested Program of Study - Accounting and Finance Option

Year One
Credits
BA 210 Financial Accounting 3
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
UNIV 101 College Success 1
HU Lower-Level Elective 3
Open Elective 3
Physical Science General Education Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal30.0
Year Two
BA 312 Managerial Accounting 3
COM 221 Technical Report Writing 3
MA 243 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 4
MA 305 Introduction to Scientific Computing 3
MA 345 Differential Equations and Matrix Methods 4
MA 412 Probability and Statistics 3
Area of Concentration 3
HU/SS Lower or Upper-Level Elective 3
Physical Science General Education Elective 3
SS Lower-Level Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal32.0
Year Three
BA 332 Corporate Finance I 3
MA 348 Numerical Analysis I 3
MA 432 Linear Algebra 3
MA 441 Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Physics I 3
Area of Concentration Electives 6
HU/SS Upper-Level Elective 3
MA Designated Elective 6
Open Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal30.0
Year Four
MA 490 Capstone Project 3
Area of Concentration Electives 6
MA Designated Electives 3
Open Electives 16
 Credits Subtotal28.0
 Credits Total: 120.0
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An additional programming course is recommended, such as, MA 305 or CS 225.

 Designated Mathematics Electives

Introduction to Mathematical Analysis
Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
Linear Optimization
Statistics
Nonlinear Optimization
Data Mining
Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Physics II
Complex Variables
Scientific Visualization
Numerical Solution of Differential Equations
High Performance Scientific Computing
Numerical Methods in Fluids