About this program
Mathematics plays an important role in the modern world: logical reasoning is crucial in everyday life, calculus-based mathematics lays the foundation for natural sciences and engineering, and probability and statistics provide insightful understanding of data and trend. Metropolitan State's Applied Math minor offers opportunities for students to gain the ability to utilize mathematics at a high level. Students are required to complete the calculus sequence and two elective courses from a broad range of course offerings in mathematics and statistics.
The Mathematics Department offers a solid, flexible and innovative curriculum in applied mathematics. Through the opening of bridges to other disciplines and a focus on topics and problems cutting across various subject fields, the mathematics minor integrates both depth and breadth, providing the student with tools for success in the workforce and in their respective fields of study.
Study within the field of applied math develops skills such as:
- Use of calculus-based mathematics Use of computing technology in applied math
- Advanced mathematical modeling
- Analysis of data and trend Logical thinking
At least 4 of the 20 credits for the Applied Mathematics Minor must be completed at Metropolitan State University.
After completing the Applied Mathematics Minor, students will be able to:
- Use mathematical and statistical knowledge to formulate appropriate models and problem-solving approaches in diverse contexts
- Utilize computing skills for problem-solving, data analysis, and visualization
- Effectively communicate problem-solving methods and findings