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The Applied Mathematics program is designed for students with an interest in mathematics and real-world problem-solving.
An applied mathematics degree is quite versatile, and graduates will have the skills needed to adapt to a rapidly changing work environment. Upon graduation, students can begin careers in the financial, information, pharmaceutical and related industries. The program contains three options: information science, financial science and science. Students must complete a set of common required courses as well as one of the three sequences. A two-semester internship is also required, which is essential for finding employment.
Learning Outcomes for Applied Mathematics Majors
Applied mathematics graduates will be able to:
Concentration: (AIB) Applied Mathematics - Information Science
Graduates can work as analysts in the information industries with job titles that include data analyst, network engineer and IT specialist. These analysts use computer-based mathematical models to optimize communication networks. The program includes hands-on experience in designing telecommunication systems and the mathematical tools needed to analyze them.
Admission into the Program in Applied Mathematics
Students applying for admission must meet the College standards for admission into a baccalaureate program and must be eligible to enroll in MAT 1475. Prospective transfer students should consult with the Mathematics Department at the earliest possible point to be certain that they gain maximum transfer credit and that they enter the program with the requisite background. Current City Tech students seeking to enter the program must secure the approval of the Mathematics Department to file a change of curriculum request with the Office of the Registrar. Students should be aware that the program requires a high level of math proficiency and that those unprepared for the rigorous coursework may be obliged to complete prerequisites before beginning their upper-level coursework in applied mathematics. This may add to the credits required for graduation.
The College will grant a bachelor of science degree in Applied Mathematics upon a student’s successful completion of the 120 credits of the degree requirements.
GENERAL EDUCATION COMMON CORE
I - REQUIRED CORE1 (4 COURSES, 13-15 CREDITS)
English Composition (2 courses, 6 credits)
|ENG 1101||English Composition I||3|
|ENG 1121||English Composition II||3|
Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (1 course, 4 credits)
|MAT 1475||Calculus I or higher meets a degree requirement||4|
Life and Physical Sciences (1 course, 4-5 credits)
|PHYS 1441||General Physics I: Calculus Based (recommended)||3-5|
II - FLEXIBLE CORE (6 COURSES, 18-20 CREDITS)
World Cultures and Global Issues
US Experience in its Diversity
|ECON 1101||Macroeconomics (recommended)||3|
Individual and Society
|Any Approved Course||3|
|Any Approved Course||3|
|PHYS 1442||General Physics II: Calculus Based (recommended)||3-5|
One additional course from any group
|MAT 2440||Discrete Structures and Algorithms I (recommended)||3|
III - COLLEGE OPTION REQUIREMENT2 (7-12 CREDITS)
|• One course in Speech/Oral Communication|
Public Speaking or higher
|• One interdisciplinary Liberal Arts and Sciences course|
(Any approved course)
|• Additional liberal arts credits to reach a minimum total of 42 credits in general education. In meeting their general education requirements overall, students must take at least one advanced liberal arts course or two sequential courses in a foreign language|
Writing Intensive Requirement4
Students at New York City College of Technology must complete two courses designated WI for the associate level, one from GenEd and one from the major; and two additional courses designated WI for the baccalaureate level, one from GenEd and one from the major.
|PROGRAM-SPECIFIC DEGREE REQUIREMENTS||78 CREDITS*|
|CST 2403||C++ Programming I||3|
|CST 3503||C++ Programming II||3|
|EET 1222||Circuit Analysis II||5|
|EET 2140||Communications Electronics||3|
|EET 2162||Digital Electronics I||3|
|MAT 14753||Calculus I||4|
|MAT 1476L||Calculus Laboratory||1|
|MAT 1575||Calculus II||4|
|MAT 2440||Discrete Structures and Algorithms I||3|
|MAT 2572||Probability and Mathematical Statistics I||4|
|MAT 2580||Introduction to Linear Algebra||3|
|MAT 2630||Applied Mathematics Technology – Numerical Methods||3|
|MAT 2675||Calculus III||4|
|MAT 3770||Mathematical Modeling I – Optimization||3|
|MAT 4880||Mathematical Modeling II||3|
|MAT 4900||Internship I||2|
|MAT 4901||Internship II||2|
|PHYS 1441||General Physics I: Calculus Based||5|
|PHYS 1442||General Physics II: Calculus Based||5|
|TCET 2102||Analog and Digital Telephony||4|
|TCET 2242||Microcomputer Interfacing||3|
|TCET 3102||Analog and Digital Communications I||4|
Electives (select as needed to add up to 784)
|CST 2307||Networking Fundamentals||3|
|CST 3507||Advanced Single-LAN Concepts||3|
|MAT 2540||Discrete Structures and Algorithms II||3|
|MAT 2680||Differential Equations||3|
|MAT 3672||Probability and Mathematical Statistics II||4|
|MAT 3772||Stochastic Models||3|
|MAT 3777||Applied Mathematics – Applications of the Wave Equation||3|
|MAT 3787||Applied Mathematics – Finite Fields||3|
|MAT 3788||Applied of the Heat Equation for Financial Mathematics||3|
|MAT 3880||An Introduction to Partial Differential Equations using Mathematical Methods in Biology||3|
|MAT 4672||Computational Statistics||3|
|MAT 4872||Probability and Mathematical Statistics III||4|
|TOTAL PROGRAM-SPECIFIC REQUIRED AND ELECTIVE COURSES||78|
|TOTAL NYSED LIBERAL ARTS/SCIENCE CREDITS||42|
|TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE||120|
1 Students are advised to consult the program-specific requirements for “doubleduty” courses: program-specific requirements that also meet CUNY Pathways general education requirements in that category. If students take different courses in these areas, they will be certified as having completed the Common Core areas, but it may not be possible for them to finish their degree program within the regular number of credits.
2 Complete lists of liberal arts and sciences courses and advanced liberal arts courses, as well as semester-specific lists of interdisciplinary courses and writing intensive courses, are available online at the City Tech Pathways website.
3 Students without the requisite math background to enter MAT 1475 must take MAT 1175, MAT 1275 and/or, MAT 1375 in preparation, depending on initial placement. This will increase the number of required credits for the degree by 4-12.
4 Some program-specific required courses might also satisfy the General Education Common Core. For example, a student satisfies quantitative reasoning by taking MAT 1475 Calculus I for 4 credits. The student could them take MAT 4872 as a 4 credit elective.