The Bachelor of Science in Computational Mathematics is an applied mathematics program intended to prepare graduates to work in aerospace and related industries or to prepare for graduate studies in advanced mathematics, physical sciences, engineering or computer science. 

Bachelor of Science in
Computational Mathematics

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The Bachelor of Science in Computational Mathematics is an applied mathematics program intended to prepare graduates to work in aerospace and related industries or to prepare for graduate studies in advanced mathematics, physical sciences, engineering or computer science. The degree includes an area of concentration that reflects the individual student's interests and career goals in fields like systems engineering, computer science, business and finance or space physics. Seniors also get a chance to work with a team on an interdisciplinary project.

The Bachelor of Science in Computational Mathematics degree is housed in the Department of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Typical First Year

A typical first year will include general education courses like English composition along with core classes in programming, computing for engineers, and mathematics.

Degree Details

This program requires at least 120 credit hours and can be completed in eight semesters. Requirements include general education, program support, core courses, and open electives.

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Program Requirements

General Education 36
Program Support 25
Core 37
Open Electives 22
Total Credits 120

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 & Skills 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 3
Mathematics 6
Physical and Life Sciences 6
Total Credits 36

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
or CS 223
Scientific Programming in C
or CS 225
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 Subtotal 30
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 Subtotal 30
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 Subtotal 30
Year Four
MA 490 Capstone Project 3
Area of Concentration * 6
MA Designated Elective 6
Open Electives 15
  Credits Subtotal 30
  Credits Total 120

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
or CS 223
Scientific Programming in C
or CS 225
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 Subtotal 30
Year Two
BA 312 Managerial Accounting 3
COM 221 Technical Report Writing 3
MA 305 Introduction to Scientific Computing 3
MA 243 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 4
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 Subtotal 32
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 Subtotal 30
Year Four
MA 490 Capstone Project 3
Area of Concentration Electives 6
MA Designated Electives 3
Open Electives 16
  Credits Subtotal 28
  Credits Total 120
*

An additional programming course is recommended, such as, MA 305 or CS 225.

Designated Mathematics Electives

MA 341
Introduction to Mathematical Analysis
MA 350
Partial Differential Equations
MA 410
Linear Optimization
MA 413
Statistics
MA 420
Nonlinear Optimization
MA 442
Mathematical Methods for Engineering and Physics II
MA 443
Complex Variables
MA 444
Scientific Visualization
MA 448
Numerical Solution of Differential Equations
MA 453
High Performance Scientific Computing
MA 488
Numerical Methods in Fluids
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