Mathematical Sciences Major

Mathematical Sciences Major

Mathematical Sciences

Major

The mathematical sciences major prepares cadets to clarify concepts and describe scientific phenomena through symbolic language and the rules for its use.

The mathematical sciences major exists to clarify concepts and describe scientific phenomena through symbolic language and the rules for its use. Its scope spans the total breadth of knowledge that is capable of being quantified. Majors can learn about differential equations, algebra, mathematical modeling, analysis, numerical computation, statistics, and linear optimization provide a sound mathematical foundation in the science and engineering fields. Whenever possible, the use of technology is emphasized to extend the knowledge required for the consideration of realistic and challenging problems found in today's world. The mathematical sciences major offers an honors option that requires two semesters of directed research under senior faculty advisement that replaces the one semester research requirement and culminates in a written thesis and presentation.  

Mathematics and the ability to use it are particularly important to army officers, who are leading soldiers in a complex and increasingly technical world. A successful career depends upon one’s ability to assimilate knowledge from many fields and to apply it to a wide variety of social and technical problems. Mathematics is the common vehicle of thought and expression that enables the leader to model and solve quantifiable problems whether at the platoon or at the department of the army level. 

 

To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Required Courses

MA363 VECTOR CALCULUS AND ODE 

MA371 LINEAR ALGEBRA 

MA383 FOUNDATIONS OF MATH 

MA386 INTRO TO NUMERICAL ANALYSIS 

MA387 MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS I 

MA391 MATHEMATICAL MODELING  

MA491 RESEARCH SEMNR-APPLD MATH 

 

Sample Electives

MA376 APPLIED STATISTICS 

MA476 MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS

MA372 INTRODUCTION TO DISCRETE MATH 

MA376 APPLIED STATISTICS 

MA381 NONLINEAR OPTIMIZATION 

MA385 CHAOS AND FRACTALS 

MA388 SABERMETRICS  

MA394 FUNDAMENTALS/NETWORK SCIENCE 

MA396 NUM METH SOLUTIONS DIFF EQNS 

MA461 GRAPH THEORY AND NETWORKS 

MA462 COMBINATORICS 

MA464 APPLIED ALGEBRA W/ CRYPTOLOGY 

MA466 ABSTRACT ALGEBRA  

MA476 MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS3.0 

MA477 THEORY & APPL OF DATA SCIENCE 

MA478 GENERALIZED LINEAR MODELS 

MA481 LINEAR OPTIMIZATION  

MA484 PARTIAL DIFF EQUATIONS 

MA485 APPLIED COMPLEX VARIABLES 

MA486 MATHEMATICAL COMPUTATION 

MA487 MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS II 

MA488 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MATHEMATICS 

MA489 ADV INDIV STUDY IN MATH 

MA493A OPNL CALC AND TRANSFORMS 

MA493B REAL VARIABLE THEORY 

MA493C TOPICS IN NUMERICAL ANLYSIS 

MA493D INTRODUCTION TO TOPOLOGY 

MA493E TOPICS IN ANALYSIS

 

This major offers an honors track. 

 

To learn more, view the full Mathematical Sciences Major Curriculum.

Cadets who choose this major have the opportunity to publish in journals like Mathematica Militaris, become a member of the Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society, Alpha Zeta Chapter, and work with the mathematical science center as they conduct summer internships/research at various laboratories and agencies. 

To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Mathematical Sciences or the Mathematical Sciences Center.