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BA in Computational and Applied Mathematics

BA in Computational and Applied Mathematics

Rice University

Rice University, Houston, United States
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  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors

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Program Learning Outcomes for BA in Computational and Applied Mathematics Students graduating from this program will: Use modern numerical methods to analyze and solve typical problems in linear systems. Design and test a mathematical model, following a six-stage process. Degree Requirements for BA in Computational and Applied Mathematics For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements. Students majoring in computational and applied mathematics are required to complete the 49-52 semester hours spelled out in the following program of study. INTRODUCTORY COURSES Typically completed during the first two years: CAAM 210 Introduction to Engineering Computation CAAM 335 Matrix Analysis MATH 101 Single Variable Calculus I* MATH 102 Single Variable Calculus II MATH 212 Multivariable Calculus+ *Students with prior experience with calculus may replace MATH 101 with a 3-credit quantitative elective at the 200-level or above, as approved by a CAAM undergraduate advisor. (This quantitative elective is in addition to the four electives required below.) +Students may substitute Honors Calculus sequence (MATH 221, 222) for MATH 212. Entering students should enroll in the most advanced course commensurate with their background; advice is available from the CAAM department during Orientation Week. INTERMEDIATE COURSES Typically completed by the end of the third year: CAAM 336 Differential Equations in Science and Engineering CAAM 378 Introduction to Operations Research and Optimization MATH 302 Elements of Analysis (or MATH 321 Introduction to Analysis I)* STAT 310/ECON 307 Probability and Statistics (or STAT 331 Applied Probability) *Students who plan to pursue graduate studies in Computational and Applied Mathematics should take MATH 321 and MATH 322 ADVANCED COURSES Typically completed during the fourth year: CAAM 453 Numerical Analysis I And one of the following two courses: i. CAAM 454 Numerical Analysis II ii. CAAM 471 Linear and Integer Programming DESIGN PROJECT Typically completed during the fourth year: CAAM 495 Senior Design Project I CAAM 496 Senior Design Project II ELECTIVES Four courses at 300 level or above; two of which must be at the 400-level or above (chosen in consultation with a CAAM undergraduate advisor). Highly Recommended Electives: MATH 322 Introduction to Analysis II CAAM 415/NEUR 415/ELEC 488 Theoretical Neuroscience CAAM 423/MATH 423 Partial Differential Equations I CAAM 519 Computational Science I CAAM 536 Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations CAAM 560 Optimization Theory CAAM 570 Graph Theory MATH 425 Integration Theory MATH 427 Complex Analysis STAT 431 Overview of Mathematical Statistics