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New and Updated Programs for Fall 2020

CSAM will be adding, updating, and partnering with various programs this Fall

Posted in: Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Earth & Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Opportunities, Physics & Astronomy, School of Computing

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New Programs in Applied Mathematics and Statistics

The BS in Applied Mathematics and Statistics program contains a common set of core courses in applied mathematics and statistics, foundational courses in computing with the Python programming language and an application-area sequence. These courses provide students with a broad introduction to important theoretical, computational, and statistical techniques. The application-area sequence provides a base of knowledge in a particular field of study with options including: biology, chemistry, computer science, earth and environmental science, economics or physics.

Beyond the common courses, the BS in Applied Mathematics and Statistics comprises three tracks, of which students choose one:

Regardless of track, each student must also satisfy the experiential learning component, choosing either an internship or capstone project.

Chemistry Introducing a Business Concentration

The department is creating a B.S. in Chemistry degree with a concentration in Business. The program includes the core Chemistry courses with an additional selection of Business courses. Within the Business concentration, three tracks are offered: entrepreneurship, professional selling, and management.

This new concentration is designed for students with an interest in the business aspects of the (bio)chemical and pharmaceutical industry, such as technical and chemical sales, management, logistics, and marketing. Students will receive a strong foundation in chemistry and learn the fundamentals of business. They will be well prepared for entry-level positions in the chemical industry and related fields.

Students can apply for this program after their freshman year if they have a GPA of 2.7 or higher. Interested students should contact the chairperson or Dr. Hendrik Eshuis for more information. View the new curriculum.

Data Science Programs

View the new curriculum and 4-year plan for the BS in Data Science, or add a Data Science minor to your current major!

A New Partnership with the Feliciano School of Business

The “4 + 1” Bachelors/MBA allows students to spend three years taking courses required for their chosen bachelor’s degree program and in their fourth year, they complete their required undergraduate program courses in addition to 6 credits worth of graduate business (MBA) coursework that count towards both undergraduate and MBA degree requirements. Approved Bachelor’s degrees in CSAM are:

  • Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Sustainability

Learn More about the BS/MBA programs and procedures.

Once undergraduate requirements are completed, students will receive their bachelor’s degree, and are eligible to participate in Convocation and Commencement.