The Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Mathematics prepares mathematically oriented students for careers in industry. Graduates of the program will be prepared for immediate employment in the various technical industries in the Central Savannah River Area.

In pursuing the B.S. in Industrial Mathematics, students will complete a set of courses that fulfills the general education requirements, a set of courses in mathematics and computer science, engineering and engineering technology, and several hours of elective courses.

A foreign language and science are also included in each curriculum. Although not specifically stated, French or German is recommended as the foreign language and physics is the recommended science.

Students are also provided free elective courses that allow the student to expand their knowledge into other areas of study in which they are interested. Students can select from courses in business, the humanities, history and political science, natural science, engineering, or other mathematics and computer science courses. Exactly where a student begins studies in a program depends upon preparation. Preparation in mathematics may be assessed by the Mathematics Placement Test. Students who have scored 3 or higher on one of the ETS administered AP Examinations may be awarded college credit for certain courses.

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  Credits

1. General Education Requirements

56 - 58

A. Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 32 - 34
At least 3 hours must be in Non-Western World Studies, unless an approved non-Western world studies course has been completed elsewhere in the student’s degree program. See definition and list of approved courses in the Undergraduate and Graduate Programs Bulletin.

1. Natural Sciences

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Astronomy (1 lab)

8

2. History of Civilization

(HIST 101 or HIST 102)

3

3. Social and Behavioral Sciences (two areas)

Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Geography

6

4. Languages

(Two (2) semesters of the same language required.)

6 - 8

5. Humanities (at least two areas)1

Communications (last two digits must be in 50s or 60s), History, Art History, Music History, Theatre History, Literature, Philosophy (other than logic), Religion, Selected Language courses, Humanities (HSSI acronym), Honors (HONS acronym)

9

B. Intellectual and Practical Skills 21

1. Critical Inquiry

Freshmen must take Critical Inquiry in their first semester of enrollment at USC Aiken. Students in degree programs which require more than 16 credit hours in the first semester of enrollment may complete Critical Inquiry during their second academic semester. Transfer students are not required to take the Critical Inquiry course; however, the one credit hour requirement will still need to be completed within the degree requirements.

1

2. English 101 and 102

Students should take English in their first semester of enrollment at USC Aiken (unless they have received credit for ENGL 101 and 102 through concurrent enrollment, AP, etc.). Students must complete English 101 and English 102 with a grade of C or better in order to fulfill general education requirements and before taking Writing Intensive courses (see #6) and other English courses.

6

3. Oral Communication

(COMM 201, COMM 241)

3

4. Math/Statistics/Logic

MATH 141, MATH 142, and MATH 174) (Must have a grade of C or better in these Math courses.

 

11

5. Satisfactory completion of Writing Proficiency Requirement

6. Satisfactory completion of three courses designated as Writing Intensive, at least one of which is in the student’s major.

C. Personal and Social Responsibility 3

1. American Political Institutions

(POLI 201, HIST 201, or HIST 202)

3

2. Inter-Curricular Enrichment Program (ICE)

Two approved events in each semester of enrollment.

 

D. Integrative Learning  

While there are no specific course requirements in this category, students are strongly encouraged to include one or more integrative learning experiences in their academic programs, such as linked courses, study abroad internship, service learning, faculty-mentored research, capstone.

 

2. Major Requirements

37

MATH 241 Calculus III

4

MATH 242 Differential Equations

4

MATH 544 Linear Algebra

3

STAT 509 Statistics

3

STAT 510 Statistical Quality Assurance

3

MATH 518 Industrial Mathematics I

3

MATH 519 Industrial Mathematics II

3

MATH 590 Math/CS Capstone Seminar

3

CSCI 145 Introduction to Algorithmic Design I

4

CSCI 146 Introduction to Algorithmic Design II

4

CSCI 562 Numerical Methods

3

3. Engineering

Engineering (USCA) courses numbered 200 and above

12

4. Technical Electives

11

5. Electives

8-10

Total Hours Required

126