Feb 26, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics: Computational and Applied B.S., with Mathematics Concentration

Mathematics: Computational and Applied B.S.

Plans of Study

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics: Computational and Applied will prepare graduates for careers in mathematics, statistics, data analytics, and other fields that rely on employees with excellent quantitative skills. Graduates may be employed in a wide array of industries including aerospace, banking, computing, consulting, data analytics, data sciences, electronics, energy, finance, government, medical device development, transportation, and many others.

University Admissions - College of Arts & Sciences

Admission to the University is based on the University’s Undergraduate Admission Requirements that may be found by clicking on the following urls:

For Admission information specific to the College of Arts & Sciences, see the information at College of Arts and Sciences .

Graduation Requirements - College of Arts and Sciences

Satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • Students must complete all State and University level graduation requirements.
  •  Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in USF coursework. Note: Some Departments/program/major require a higher GPA. Students should refer to Department/program/major specific catalog requirements.
    • The College may approve an exception when a student has successfully earned the minimum grade required for all courses applied in the major but does not have a major GPA of 2.0.
  • Physical Education coursework is limited to two (2) semester hours.
  • ROTC courses that are primarily physical training and field experiences will not be applied to College of Arts and Sciences degree programs. All other military Science coursework will apply, in particular, coursework utilized toward completing an established ROTC minor will be applied to the total hours toward degree. 
  • When earning a second degree, double major or concurrent degree, the Major Core and Major Elective/Concentration areas of the degree audit must not overlap for both degrees.  All other areas of the degree audit may have overlapping credit hours applied.
  • Maximum of 20 hours of S/U option. S/U contracts must be negotiated in writing within the first three (3) weeks of the term. None of the 20 credits may be taken in the student’s major unless S/U is the only grading option. Coursework fulfilling the General Education Core Curriculum Requirements and the State Communication Requirement (formerly known as Gordon Rule Writing) and State Computation Requirement (formerly known as Gordon Rule Math) may not be taken S/U.
  • The Audit option is available only during the first 5 days of classes.
  • Complete all major course requirements.
  • College of Arts and Sciences students are expected to complete a minimum of 50% of their major and/or minor coursework in residence at USF. Some College of Arts and Sciences Departments/programs/majors have established additional major course hours to be taken in residency at USF. See the major or program section of the catalog for these credit-hour requirements.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites - Computational and Applied B.S.

Unless stated otherwise, a grade of “C” is the minimum acceptable grade in prerequisite courses.

  • COP X030 or COP X360 or COP X222 or COP X250 - 3 credit hours
  • STA X023 - 3 credit hours
  • MAC X311 Calculus I - 4 credit hours
  • MAC X312 Calculus II - 4 credit hours
  • MAC X313 Calculus III- 4 credit hours
  • MAP X302 - 3 credit hours
  • (PHY X053 & PHY X053L) or (PHY X048 & PHY X048L) or (PHY X020 & PHY X020L) or (EVR X001 & EVR X001L) or (ESC X000 & ESC X000L) or CHM X045 & CHM X045L) or CHM X020 & CHM X020L) or (BSC X085 & BSC X085L) or (BSC X010 & BSC X010L) or (BSC X005 & BSC X005L) or (AST X002 & AST X002L) - 4 credit hours

Note:  Students are required to take a four (4) credit hour general education core natural science course and its associated lab prior to being admitted into this program. Please select a course at your institution that includes both lecture and lab options.

Required Courses: (30 credit hours)

Mathematics: Computational and Applied Core Courses: 4 courses; 12 credit hours

Mathematics: Computational and Applied Required Courses: 3 courses; 9 credit hours

Majors must complete the following three courses:

Mathematics: Computational and Applied Symbolic Computations Requirement: 1 course; 3 credit hours

Select one of the following courses:

Mathematics Concentration

This concentration emphasizes the broad nature of modern mathematics and its close associations with the real world.

Mathematics Concentration: (18 credit hours)

Concentration Core Courses: 4 courses; 12 Credit Hours

Majors in this concentration must complete the following core concentration courses:

Concentration Elective Courses: 2 courses; 6 credit hours

Majors in this concentration must complete two courses from the list below.  These courses may NOT be used to fulfill any of the above requirements.

Additional Information - Mathematics: Computational and Applied B.S.

GPA Requirements

Major GPA (All USF courses which are applied to major requirements):  2.0

General Education GPA (All USF courses which are applied to General Education requirements):   2.0

USF GPA:  2.0

Overall GPA: 2.0

Grading Requirements

In general, grades of C- or better are required for courses in the mathematics major and minor and in the statistics major. However, C- is not an acceptable grade for any course that is being used as a prerequisite for a follow-on course. For these courses, a grade of C (2.0 grade points) or better is required.

Residency Requirements - College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences Major Academic Residency Requirement - 50% of major must be completed at USF.

USF Academic Residency Requirement - 30 of the last 60 hours earned must be from USF.

Research Opportunities - College of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate students in any degree program are able to participate in undergraduate research. Several options exist to show mentored undergraduate research activity on a student’s official transcript. Those who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 4914  course. This course will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office of High Impact Practices and Undergraduate Research is able to assist with further inquiries.

Advising Information - College of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Advising Information

The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) Advising Team provides students with support to create timely graduation plans that will integrate both their academic and professional goals.  Each of our undergraduate programs has dedicated professional advisors with specialized knowledge and understanding of the major requirements, course offerings, undergraduate research, and career opportunities in their field.  Additionally, we have dedicated pre-health and prelaw advisors to help students prepare for admission to professional graduate programs.


CAS Academic Advisor Contact information can be found here: CAS Advisors

To schedule an advising appointment: Advising Appointments