Advice About AMS Major

Importance of advising: Your exact schedule will be determined only after consultation with your major advisor. Seeking advice on your major plan in your first year is strongly recommended.

The first two years: A typical math major following the Applied Mathematics and Statistics track is recommended to take the following courses toward the major in the first two years: Mathematics 135, 137, 155, 236, and 237; Computer Science 121 or 123. Many majors place out of 135 and/or 137. If you are looking for further courses to take in the first two years, we want to see you! Come in and meet the Department Chair, or talk to your current MSCS professor.

Linear algebra’s role in the major: Math 236 is a key course for all math students. The material is central to all areas of math, and learning it well is advantageous for all math students.

Interested in an AMS major focused on modeling and/or applied mathematical analysis? For your electives, you should consider choosing from Math 312, 354, 365, 377, 432, 437, and 469. If you are interested in pursuing graduate study, consult with an advisor in the MSCS department to discuss the most appropriate choices.

Interested in an AMS major focused on statistics? For your electives, you should consider choosing from Math 253, 353, 354, 365, and 455. If you are interested in pursuing graduate study, consult with an advisor in the MSCS department to discuss the most appropriate choices.

Plan ahead for advanced courses: 300 and 400-level courses are offered on a rotating schedule. Many are offered every other year. Please read the catalog carefully and ask your advisor about courses of particular interest to you.

Carefully read the requirements for the Applied Mathematics and Statistics major as listed in the college catalog.   AMS Major