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Mathematics BS

Degree programs

Industrial & Applied Mathematics BS

The Industrial and Applied Mathematics Bachelor of Science degree is an innovative and flexible program, offering students the quantitative and computational knowledge and communication skills essential for careers in industry and further study of applied mathematics. Learn more...

About Transfer Pathways

Transfer Pathways can help you earn a bachelor’s degree without losing credits or taking extra courses. Transfer Pathways are designed for you to complete a 60 credit associate’s degree at a Minnesota State college, then transfer to Metropolitan State University and complete the final 60 credits to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Working closely with your academic advisor at both the community college and Metro State will ensure you select the correct courses in the right sequence in order to graduate in a timely manner.

About Metro State

  • Is a fully accredited, comprehensive university, a member of the Minnesota State higher education system, and offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 60 programs.
  • Is unique as over 87% of our students are transfer students who started their academic journey elsewhere.
  • Offers evening, online and hybrid course options, as well as day classes to better fit working and caregiving adult schedules.

Once admitted, contact your Metro State academic advisor early in your program to get the most out of your education, such as completing two majors, adding a minor related to your career goals, or incorporating prerequisites required for graduate school.

Nearing completion of your associate’s degree?

We encourage you to take the next steps today in learning more about what Metropolitan State can offer you and how to enroll, Learn more or visit campus.

Metro State Curriculum

Courses and requirements in addition to eligibility criteria some programs have are found on each program’s page. A grade of C- or higher is required for major courses, including transfer coursework.

A sample plan is provided below for the remaining 60 credits of coursework required at Metro State after completion of the corresponding Transfer Pathway degree. Use your Degree Audit to review and confirm your remaining requirements at Metro State. Part-time options are also available.

Graduation/Degree requirements, course list for General Education, Upper Division Liberal Studies (LS), and Racial Issue Graduation Requirements (RIGR) are available to view on the Academic and graduation requirements page.

Notes: Recommend to select MnTC courses to satisfy two goal areas if needed

Upper Division Liberal Studies (LS) = 8 upper-division credits required

Racial Issue Graduation Requirement (RIGR)= 3 credits required

Mathematics BA program eligibility requirements are to earn grades of C- or higher and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in premajor/prerequisite courses and requirements.

Mathematics BS full-time sample plan

Semester 1: 17 credits

Course No. Course Name Credits
STAT 201 Statistics I 4
ICS 140 Computational Thinking with Programming 4
MATH 215 Discrete Mathematics 4
MATH 230 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling 4

Semester 2: 14 credits

Course No. Course Name Credits
ICS 141 Programming with Objects 4
MATH 315 Linear Algebra with Applications or one upper division Industrial & Applied Mathematics elective course 4
MATH 320 Probability 4
STAT 252 Statistical Programming 2

Semester 3: 16 credits

Course No. Course Name Credits
STAT 311 Regression Analysis 4
MATH 420 Numerical Analysis 4
MATH 330 Optimization 2
MATH 355 Introduction to Stochastic Processes 2
  Upper-division Industrial & Applied Mathematics Elective 4

Semester 4: 16 credits

Course No. Course Name Credits
MATH 430 Advanced Mathematical Modeling 2
Integrative Experience Select from internship experience, MATH 350I or STAT 350I; or, STAT 480 Statistical Consulting; or MATH 499 Mathematics Capstone 4
  Upper-division elective course 4
  Upper-division elective course 3
  Upper-division elective course 3

Speak with a faculty member in the Mathematics & Statistics Department or contact the Chair of the department ( to learn more about the Industrial & Applied Mathematics, B.S. as well as other programs in the department to determine which program best aligns with your interests.

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