Nov 29, 2023
About the Program
This program prepares students for careers based on the use of sophisticated computational skills and provides the opportunity for students to work with talented peers and experienced faculty on research projects in applied mathematics and statistics. This includes participating in joint projects with colleagues in engineering and the sciences. In this concentration, much emphasis is given to the use of the computer as a tool to solve mathematically modeled physical problems. Completing this concentration offers students a large variety of high-paying career options, as many different types of organizations hire computational scientists (e. g., analytics and forecasting organizations, computer information and software firms, insurance companies, government labs, research offices and agencies, universities, engineering research organizations, and financial service and investment management firms).
- 120 Credit Hours
- Minimum grade of C required for all Major Core classes (including MA 16300 and MA 20600) and Concentration Core
- Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation
- Certain courses may only be available at one campus location
PNW General Education Core (30-31 Credits Minimum)
Concentration Core (24 Credits)
Other Required Courses (47-48 Credits)
Science Elective (6-8 Credits): Choose any two (2) Science courses, one must have a Lab component
Selected Area Electives (18 Credits): Mathematics majors must choose an 18 credit hour Selected Area (which may be a Minor). At least 3 courses in the Selected Area must be beyond the introductory level (20000 level or above).
Free Electives (21-24 Credits): These courses are used to support career development, strengthen their Selected Area, etc.
Civics Literacy Proficiency
The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue Northwest students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.
Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:
- Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
- Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
- Earning a passing grade for one of the approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)
For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.
Total 120 Credits Required
Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA): Minimum grade of C required for MA 16300 and MA 20600, all Major Core courses, and Concentration Core courses; 2.0 GPA
General Education Core: General Education notations can be found within the course description. Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.
Experiential Learning (EL): One EL course required. EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.
Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study.
Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.
Semester 1 (15-16 Credits)
Semester 2 (14-15 Credits)
Semester 3 (16-17 Credits)
Semester 5 (15-18 Credits)
Semester 8 (9-12 Credits)
Additional Information and Guidelines
Note 1: Students who take ENGL 10800 instead of ENGL 10400 must complete General Education Writing requirement with a Gen Ed approved writing intensive English course.
Note 2: Selected Area Elective - Mathematics majors must choose an 18 credit hour Selected Area (which may be a Minor). At least 3 courses in the Selected Area must be beyond the introductory level (20000 level or above).
Note 3: Elective course which fulfills 120 credit total.
Note 4: CS 30900, Discrete Mathematical Structures, may be substituted for MA 34800, Discrete Mathematics.