The applied mathematics major is offered jointly by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Rutgers University-Newark and the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The program is designed to provide students with preparation for employment in technology-based industries or graduate study in a number of scientific fields, including applied mathematics. Students may register for mathematics, computer science, and physics courses offered at NJIT under the prefixes 28:640, 28:198, 28:750, respectively. For example, the course listed as Math 346 in the NJIT catalog becomes 28:640:346 for Rutgers students.

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A total of
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credits is required for the applied mathematics major. **

*Three sequences of courses are required: *

1. 21:198:101,102 Computers and Programming I,II* (3,3) or 28:198:113,114*

2. 21:640:135,136,235 Calculus I,II,III* (4,4,4) or 28:640:111,112,213

3. 21:750:213,214 Calculus Based Physics I,II (4,4) or 28:750:111,121**

*The following individual courses also are required: *

21:640:238 Foundations of Modern Mathematics (3) or 21:640:237 Discrete Structures (3) (238 preferred)

21:640:314 Elementary Differential Equations (3) or 28:640:222 (3)

21:640:327 Probability and Statistics (3) or 28:640:333 (3)

21:640:350 Linear Algebra (3) or 28:640:337 (3)

21:640:423 Elementary Partial Differential Equations (3) or 28:640:331 (3)

21:640:473 Numerical Analysis (3) or 28:198:421 (3)

21:640:475 Applied Mathematics I (3) or 28:640:560 (3)

21:640:476 Applied Mathematics II (3) or 28:640:561 (3)

*In addition, three mathematics courses at the 300 or 400 level are required. Some recommended electives are:*

21:640:311 Advanced Calculus I (3)

21:640:312 Advanced Calculus II (3)

28:640:344 Regression Analysis (3)

28:640:346 Mathematics of Finance (3)

28:640:371 Physiology and Medicine I (3)

21:640:403 Introductory Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable (3) or 28:640:332 (3)

21:640:410 Vector Analysis (3) or 28:640:335 (3)

21:640:424 Operations Research (3)

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required courses 21:640:475 and 21:640:476 are writing intensive,
and together satisfy the writing requirement for applied mathematics
majors. Foundations 21:640:238 is also writing intensive.

Here is a prerequisite flow chart for the required courses in the applied mathematics major. Applied mathematics majors should take 21:640:314 immediately after completing 21:640:136/156.

The following is a recommended sequence for completing the courses required for an applied mathematics major. Additional courses are required by the student's college of matriculation for graduation.

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First Year **

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Fall Semester
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21:198:101 Computers and Programming I (3)

21:640:135 Calculus I (4)

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Spring Semester
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21:198:102 Computers and Programming II (3)

21:640:136 Calculus II (4)

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Sophomore Year **

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Fall Semester
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21:640:235 Calculus III (4)

21:640:238 Foundations of Modern Mathematics (3) or 21:640:237 Discrete Structures (3)

21:750:213 Calculus Based Physics I (4)

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Spring Semester
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21:640:314 Elementary Differential Equations (3)

21:750:214 Calculus Based Physics II (4)

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Junior Year **

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Fall Semester
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21:640:473 Numerical Analysis (3)

21:640:475 Applied Mathematics I (3)

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Spring Semester
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21:640:350 Linear Algebra (3)
21:640:476 Applied Mathematics II (3)

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Senior Year **

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Fall Semester
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21:640:423 Elementary Partial Differential Equations (3)

21:640:xxx Mathematics Elective
[21:640:311 Advanced Calculus I (3) is recommended]

21:640:xxx Mathematics Elective

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Spring Semester
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21:640:327 Probability and Statistics (3)

21:640:xxx Mathematics Elective [21:640:312 Advanced Calculus II (3) is recommended]

*Students must take all courses from one sequence, either all at Rutgers or all at NJIT.

**It is strongly recommended that both courses be taken from one sequence, either both at Rutgers or both at NJIT.