Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics

The B.S. in applied mathematics is offered with five options: computer sciences, engineering, biomathematics, business, and education. Each student must select one option and meet its requirements. The options provide a field of application for the mathematics student. All options carry the same mathematics requirement but differ in required support subjects. The applied mathematics program provides a solid foundation in undergraduate mathematics in preparation for graduate study or for a position in business or industry.

Coberly Chorus

Math and Music in Perfect Harmony

Bill Coberly, associate professor of mathematics majored in mathematics in college but played the trumpet throughout his high school and college career. In the early 1990’s, after many years without a musical outlet, he picked up the trumpet again.

“It was miserable,” Coberly said.  “So, even thought I don’t have a good solo voice, I can read music and have a good ear, so I joined my church choir.”

After enjoying church choir for a few years, Coberly decided to join the new Tulsa Oratorio Chorus in 1992, and since then he has learned and performed major choral works.  The Oratorio Chorus has three or four performances each season, which runs form September through May each year.

Performing these difficult choral arrangements is hard work.  It requires one evening of group practice each week, supplemented by “homework” to master the part.  but Coberly said the hard work is worth the effort.

“It is excellent stress relief from the rigors of teaching and research, requiring both mental and physical effort,” Coberly said.

Coberly’s vocal pursuits have continued to stretch.  He currently sings in a small ensemble called Counterpoint.  The ensemble performs a variety of music from madrigals to contemporary works and performs for a number of community events.

In addition to relieving the stress of his academic profession, Coberly suggests his mathematical and musical lives maybe intertwined at a deeper level.

“I did listen to an play Mozart when I was young,” said Coberly.  “So maybe there is something to the myth that music and mathematics are related.”

B.S. in Applied Mathematics - Course Requirements

Courses Credits
Mathematics and Computer Science 30 hours
Math Electives 15 hours
Tulsa Curriculum 24 hours
     Block I, and II plus 6 hours of English writing.
Applied Mathematics Option (*selected from list below) 55 hours
TOTAL HOURS 124 hours

*Applied Mathematics Options

Computer Science Option

Courses Credits
Computer Science 18 hours
     CS 1043, Introduction to Programming and Problem-Solving
     CS2003, Fundamentals of  Algorithm and Computer Applications
Computer Science Electives 12 hours
     At least three courses at the 3000 level or above, selected
     with the approval of the student's advisor.
Sciences and Engineering 16 hours
     PHYS 2053 & 2051, General Physics I and Lab
     Basic science, engineering science, and engineering electives (12 hours)
     Selected with the approval of the student's advisor.
TOTAL HOURS 55 hours

Engineering Option

Courses Credits
Basic Sciences 11 hours
     CHEM 1013 & 1011, General Chemistry I and Lab
     PHYS 2053 & 2063, General Physics I and II
     PHYS 2051, General Physics Lab
Engineering Sciences and Engineering 25 hours
     EE 2001, Basic Electrical Measurements Lab
     EE 2003, Electric Circuit Analysis
     ES 2013, Statics
     ES 2023, Circuits
     ES 3023, Mechanics of Materials
     ES 3053, Thermodynamics
     Basic science and engineering electives (9 hours)
     Selected with the approval of the student's advisor.
General Electives 19 hours
TOTAL HOURS 55 hours

Business Option

Courses Credits
Business Courses 29 hours
     ACCT 2113 & 2123, Concepts of Accounting Information I and II
     ECON 2013, Macroeconomics
     ECON 2023, Microeconomics
     Business electives (17 hours)
     Selected with the approval of the student's advisor.
Tulsa Curriculum Block III Courses 7 hours
General Electives 19 hours
     Selected with the approval of the student's advisor.
TOTAL HOURS 55 hours

Biomathematics Option

Courses Credits
Biomathematics Courses 29 hours
     BIOL 1603 & 1601, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Lab
     BIOL 1703 & 1701, Molecular and Cellular Biology and Lab
     BIOL 2124, Genetics
     CHEM 1013 & 1011, General Chemistry I and Lab
     CHEM 1023 & 1021, General Chemistry II and Lab
     CS 4643, Bioinformatics
     Computer science, basic science, mathematics or statics electives (17 hours)
     Selected with the approval of the student's advisor.
General Electives 26 hours
     Selected with the approval of the student's advisor.
TOTAL HOURS 55 hours

Education Option

Courses Credits
Professional Education 31 hours
     EDUC 1101, Introduction to Education
     EDUC 2103, Foundations of Education
     EDUC 3171, Educational Technology for Instruction
     EDUC 3713, The Child/Adolescent and the Learning Environment
     EDUC 3733, Measurement and Evaluation in Education
     EDUC 4013, Education of the Exceptional Child
     EDUC 4214, Teaching Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools
     EDUC 4626, Student Teaching in Middle School**
     EDUC 4636, Student Teaching in Senior High School**
     EDUC 4971, Seminar in Student Teaching
Tulsa Curriculum Block III Courses 7 hours
General Electives 17 hours
     Selected with the approval of the student's advisor.
TOTAL HOURS 55 hours

Please note that students are required to follow the course balance sheet on which they enrolled. This may vary from the information reflected on this site. Students should contact the College of Engineering & Natural Sciences' Advising Office for a copy of their active balance sheets.