2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Applied Mathematics, B.S.

This major exposes students to various areas of applied mathematics, including mathematical modeling, data science, and statistics. Computer programming and software application areas are also included in this major. Internships are available as MTH 284  and MTH 484 , but are not required.

Baccalaureate Degree and Residency Requirements

All requirements for an undergraduate degree are listed under Academic Policies and Regulations  in the undergraduate introductory section in this catalog. These requirements include a graduation requirement of at least one course in religion or theology.

General Education Requirements

The 42 credit hours of general education requirements are presented in the General Education  section of this catalog. A course that meets a general education requirement may also meet a course requirement in the major or a course requirement in another discipline.


Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills using appropriate mathematical concepts, structures, algorithms and tools.  
  • Apply mathematical knowledge and critical thinking skills to solve problems outside the discipline of mathematics.  
  • Communicate accurately and effectively in a variety of professional contexts.  
  • Recognize legal and ethical responsibilities and make subsequent informed judgments related to the practice of mathematics. 

One of the Following Two Courses (3 credits)

Courses Required in Other Disciplines

An application area may be selected from any of the following: accounting, business, biology, chemistry, computer science, cybersecurity, data science, education, finance, general science, or web development and design. Details for each application area follow.

Chemistry Application Area (32-33 credits)

The chemistry application area contains the requirements for the chemistry minor as it is defined in the department of biological and behavioral sciences section of this catalog.

Computer Science Application Area (25 credits)

Education Application Area (29 credits)

Education Application Area (29 credits). For students interested in seeking secondary math certification, please see the Accelerated Master’s MAT requirements listed below.

Two of the Following Four Courses (6 credits)

General Science Application Area (26-28 credits)


Dual Degree Program Agreements

Fontbonne University has the following academic program agreements available for Applied Mathematics students.


Accelerated Master’s Program for Applied Mathematics and the Master of Arts in Teaching

Students applying to an Accelerated Path Master’s Program must: 

  • Be a currently enrolled Fontbonne University student 
  • Have completed at least 60 credit hours (including MTH 120 , MTH 150 , MTH 151 , EDU 268 , and EDU 269  with a grade of B- or higher)
  • Have at least one full semester an undergraduate remaining 
  • Possess a minimum Fontbonne cumulative GPA of 3.25

Admission Requirements

Students applying for admission to a master’s program through the Accelerated Option submit an Accelerated Path Master’s Program Application, which must be approved by the graduate program director (MAT for this degree) and department chair (Mathematics/Computer Science for this degree). Application can be made as early as the first semester of the junior year, but typically in the third semester prior to completion of the undergraduate degree and with at least one full semester remaining at the time of application. Students must have completed at least 12 credit hours in the undergraduate major by the time they are admitted into an Accelerated Path. Undergraduate students admitted to a master’s program through an Accelerated Path must maintain:

  • a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and 
  • a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in all of their MTH and EDU courses. 

Degree and Tuition Policies

Once admitted to a master’s program through the Accelerated Path, students may take up to a maximum of 9 credit hours of graduate coursework and have those hours count toward both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Students will be charged at the undergraduate rate and retain eligibility for undergraduate scholarships. For each semester in which they take courses for both undergraduate and graduate credit, students must complete a “mixed credit” registration form that is approved by the advisor. Students taking courses for graduate credit must adhere to all relevant graduate policies. 

Students admitted to an Accelerated Path Master’s Program must meet all graduate program admission requirements at the time they complete the baccalaureate degree and must meet all degree completion requirements of the graduate program.

Courses required in other disciplines