Applied Math Concentration

Just as the name indicates, the Applied Math concentration utilizes mathematics as it applies in real-life situations. By building a strong foundation in mathematics and its application to industrial and physical sciences and supporting that foundation with excellent skills in writing, research, and analysis, students completing the Applied Math concentration will be well prepared for a career or graduate-level study in engineering, computer science, physics, architecture and more.

Suggested minors and double majors


Students can pair virtually any minor or major at OSU with the IMME Applied Math program. The most popular areas of study to pair with the IMME Applied Math concentration are Communications, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering Sciences, Statistics and any science discipline. Please note, students completing the IMME major are not permitted to complete an English or Mathematics minor or double major.

IMME Applied Math Concentration Requirements


The following required coursework allows the student to exercise the skills that comprise a strong foundation in mathematics and its application to industrial and physical sciences, exhibiting excellent complementary skills in writing, research, and analysis.

Students may review the requirements for the IMME Applied Math Concentration below and on the IMME Applied Math Concentration Requirements [pdf] handout.

Prerequisite Courses

  • Econ 2001.01 Microeconomics (3 cr.)
  • Econ 2002.01 Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
  • English 2367 Language, Identity, and Culture in the U.S. Experience (3 cr.)
  • Math 1151 Calculus I (5 cr.)
  • Math 1152 Calculus II (5 cr.)
  • Math 1295 Introductory Math Seminar (1 cr.)

Applied Math Concentration Requirements

  • CSE 2111 Modeling and Problem Solving with Spreadsheets and Databases (3 cr.)
  • Math 2153 Calculus III (4 cr.)
  • Math 2255 Differential Equations and Their Applications (3 cr.)
  • Math 2568 Linear Algebra (3 cr.)
  • Math 3607 Beginning Scientific Computing (3 cr.)
  • Math 4530 Probability (3 cr.) or Stat 4201 Introduction to Math Statistics I (4 cr.)
  • Stat 4202 Introduction to Math Statistics II (4 cr.)
  • English/Math 4420 Capstone Course for Integrated Major in Mathematics and English (3 cr.)
  • English 2269 Digital Media Composing (3 cr.)
  • English Methods Course (choose one of the following)
  • Diversity in English Studies Course (choose one of the following)
    • English 4577.01 Folklore: Groups & Communities (3 cr.)
    • English 4580 Topics in LGBTQ Literatures/Cultures (3 cr.)
    • English 4581 Topics in U.S. Ethnic Literatures (3 cr.)
    • English 4582 Topics in African-American Literature (3 cr.)
    • English 4586 Studies in American Indian Literature/Culture (3 cr.)
    • English 4587 Studies in Asian American Literature/Culture (3 cr.)
    • English 4588 Studies in Latino/a Literature/Culture (3 cr.)
    • English 4589 Studying the Margins: Power, Language, & Culture (3 cr.)
    • English 4592 Topics in Women in Literature and Culture (3 cr.)
    • English 4597.01 Disability Experience in the Contemporary World (3 cr.)
    • English 4601 Language & the Black Experience (3 cr.)
  • One English Elective Course at the 3000-level or higher (3 cr.)
  • Three English Elective Courses at the 4000-level or higher (9 cr.)
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