Apply Now

FacebookGoogle+YouTube
Applied Mathematics Information
USF offers two programs in Applied Mathematics:

Applied Mathematics (B.S.)
(4 year program)

Goals: This four year program is a cross-discipline major designed to prepare students to pursue further study and careers in many branches of engineering or in any field where mathematics, computer science, and the physical sciences find application. The program is intended for students who prefer to gain a solid preparation in the applied areas of mathematics, computer modeling and simulation of mathematical and engineering problems, and foundational courses in physics and chemistry at a Christian liberal arts university before specializing in a field of engineering.

Vocational Applications: The program is designed to train leaders in the many areas where abilities in mathematical analysis and problem solving, computer-aided mathematical modeling and simulation, and understanding the core disciplines of the physical sciences are requisite. Graduates may work with engineering teams or pursue advanced degree programs in many areas of engineering. Opportunities exist for undergraduate internships with engineering projects. The program emphasis is the cross-discipline application of the physical and computational sciences in ways that serve the community and fulfill the Christian responsibility of becoming a good steward.

Requirements:
In addition to meeting the regular degree requirements of the University, the student must complete the following courses:
  • COM 201 Intro. to Computer Science I
  • COM 202 Intro. to Computer Science II
  • COM/MAT 300 Numerical Methods
  • COM/MAT 306 Discrete & Algorithmic Mathematics
  • COM/MAT 490 Senior Seminar (two semester sequence)
  • PHY 201 University Physics I
  • PHY 202 University Physics II
  • CHE 111 General Chemistry I
  • CHE 112 General Chemistry II
  • Nine s.h. in Mathematics, Computer Science, or any Natrual Science (200 level or above) with at least 3 s.h. in Computer Science (above COM 202).
  • NSC 300 Colloquium (required two semester; one presentation is required)

Applied Mathematics for Engineering (B.A.)
(3 year pre-engineering program)

Engineering

(B.S. in Engineering & B.A. in Applied Mathematics)

Goals:
By spending three years at the University of Sioux Falls and two to three years at an engineering school, a student can obtain a B.A. degree from USF and a B.S. degree from an engineering school. The program is designed for students who prefer to gain their mathematics and science background at a liberal arts university in preparation for junior level engineering courses that will be taken at an engineering school.

The University of Sioux Falls has a cooperative program with the engineering school of South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD. Although students can finish the engineering program at other accredited schools of engineering, the University of Sioux Falls program is particularly suited to SDSU. Students can take engineering courses through SDSU’s Sioux Falls campus while they are full-time students at USF.

Vocational Applications:
This program has been designed to train leaders with preparation in science, engineering and the liberal arts. Graduates of this dual-degree program are particularly attractive candidates to industry because of their interdisciplinary grasp of issues, oral and written communications skills, problem-solving skills and ability to conceptualize and organize information.

Requirements:
Three academic years of residence at USF; a minimum of 96 semester hours of credit at USF; a grade point average of 2.5 or higher at USF; fulfillment of all USF core requirements. In addition to the core courses, the following courses must also be taken:
  • COM 201 Intro. to Computer Science I
  • COM 202 Intro. to Computer Science II
  • PHY 201 University Physics I
  • PHY 202 University Physics II
  • CHE 111 General Chemistry I
  • CHE 112 General Chemistry II
  • NSC 300 Colloquium (two semesters during the junior year; one presentation required; MAT 490 may substitute for one semester of NSC 300, but may not replace the NSC 300 presentation)
After having fulfilled the USF requirements and having received an engineering degree from an accredited engineering school, a student is awarded a B.A. degree in Applied Mathematics for Engineering from USF.