Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog & Student Handbook 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog & Student Handbook

Department of Applied Mathematics

Applied Mathematics

Department Chair: Dr. Michael Brilleslyper, Professor, Mathematics


Degree Programs

Applied Mathematics


The Department of Applied Mathematics offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics.  In addition, the department offers foundational and advanced coursework that supports all the STEM programs at Florida Poly.  The program in applied mathematics covers a breadth of mathematical topics, as well as an interdisciplinary sequence in another STEM field.  The degree program is flexible and develops the analytical, theoretical, and technical skills needed for high tech jobs, as well as for further study in graduate school in a variety of disciplines.

Bachelor of Science, Applied Mathematics

See Program Description  for full curriculum and additional details.

Florida Common Prerequisites

Students who started as freshmen at FPU (native students) must complete general education requirements and the following courses to enter the degree program as a junior:

Any of the following:

Transfer students must meet general education requirements and satisfy the following Florida State Common Prerequisites to enter the degree program as a junior:

IDS X721

& MAC X311

& MAC X312

& MAC X313





& MAP X302

Students are strongly encouraged to select required lower division electives that will enhance their general education coursework and that will support their intended baccalaureate degree program. Students should consult with an academic advisor in their major degree area.

  1.  a scientific programming course designed for computer science majors
  2.  one laboratory based science course designed for science majors

NOTE that all universities require a ‘C’ grade or better for admission.

Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes

Upon completion of the Applied Mathematics Degree, students will possess:

Use mathematical techniques and critical thinking to analyze and solve complex problems.

Communicate mathematical solutions, both orally and in writing, using precise language, mathematical terminology, and proper mathematical notation.

Assess and construct valid arguments/counterexamples using standard methods and conventions of mathematical proofs.

Use principles of mathematical modeling and computers to simulate, model, and analyze data and physical processes.

Employ mathematical techniques in related disciplinary fields, and independently acquire and apply new knowledge as needed.

Produce best solutions that meet specified needs, while considering public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, environmental, and economic factors.