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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics - Applied Mathematics Track

Bachelor of Science
Norfolk State University

The Department of Mathematics offers the B.S. degree in Mathematics. The curriculum emphasizes two areas: Applied Mathematics and Mathematics with Teacher Certification, for those seeking to teach mathematics in the public schools. The option in Applied Mathematics provides a strong preparation in mathematics with applications in engineering and the physical sciences. Graduates in this program are qualified as mathematical scientists or engineers for opportunities in industry, government, or graduate school.

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Applicable Admissions Agreements
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The table below lists admissions agreements between Norfolk State University and partner institutions that may guarantee admission to this program if you meet the required criteria. Click on the title name of the agreement to view a summary of those criteria.

Program Overview & Guidance
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me? This program requires calculus for engineering and science. At the two-year college, students are expected to complete Calculus I and II with a "C" or better.
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

Completing the 100 to 200 level required courses for math, engineering, computer science, and chemistry will ensure that credits will transfer for the MTH degree.

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and Norfolk State University within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses? Grades of C or higher are required in all MTH courses that contribute to the major. Program completion: 4 years with 120 hours required for Applied Mathematics or Teacher Certification.
Do More With Your Degree Double majors are encouraged for those considering engineering with applied math or computer science and applied math.
Program Successes & Highlights Our program has close mentoring with faculty for each undergraduate major for each year with emphasis on undergraduate research experiences. We prepare students for graduate programs and the job market with skills in applied mathematics, statistics, and data science.
What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Associate Transfer Degree Completion Completion of the general education certificate or a transfer-oriented associate degree program will guarantee completion of the University Core general education component of the VCU undergraduate curriculum but may not fulfill specific departmental requirements or prerequisites needed for the major.

Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School
Credit for Prior Learning We accept AP, IB, and CLEP results for college credit if the score earned meets college expectations.
Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: Norfolk State University
College Level Information
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Number of Transfer Students
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86% of students applied are accepted
Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me? Norfolk State University enrolls approximately 400 transfer students each fall. The average class size is 23 students . The student to teacher ratio is 18:1. On campus housing is available. Our top five academic programs for transfer students is Pre-Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, Business, and Interdisciplinary Studies
Transfer Student Catalog Year Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions Students may confirm intent to enroll via the Transfer VA Portal
Where Can This Degree Transfer
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This section displays degrees most closely related to this program and to which you may be able to transfer. Please click the degree name to visit that program page.
Institution Title Degree Award Name Award Level
Northern Virginia Community CollegeScience: Mathematics Specialization, A.S.AssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeAssociate of Science in Science - Mathematics SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Virginia Western Community CollegeAssociate of Science Degree in MathematicsAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Richard Bland CollegeAssociate of Science-Math/Computer ScienceAssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Wytheville Community CollegeAssociate of Arts & Sciences Degree in Science: Mathematics SpecializationAssociateAssociate of Arts & Science2-Year
Germanna Community CollegeScience - Applied Math Associate of Arts & Sciences DegreeAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Careers Where This Degree Applies
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15-2011.00ActuariesAnalyze statistical data, such as mortality, accident, sickness, disability, and retirement rates and construct probability tables to forecast risk and liability for payment of future benefits. May ascertain insurance rates required and cash reserves necessary to ensure payment of future benefits.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-2099.01Bioinformatics TechniciansApply principles and methods of bioinformatics to assist scientists in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical technology, biotechnology, computational biology, proteomics, computer information science, biology and medical informatics. Apply bioinformatics tools to visualize, analyze, manipulate or interpret molecular data. May build and maintain databases for processing and analyzing genomic or other biological information.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-2041.01BiostatisticiansDevelop and apply biostatistical theory and methods to the study of life sciences.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-2051.01Business Intelligence AnalystsProduce financial and market intelligence by querying data repositories and generating periodic reports. Devise methods for identifying data patterns and trends in available information sources.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-2051.02Clinical Data ManagersApply knowledge of health care and database management to analyze clinical data, and to identify and report trends.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
11-9121.01Clinical Research CoordinatorsPlan, direct, or coordinate clinical research projects. Direct the activities of workers engaged in clinical research projects to ensure compliance with protocols and overall clinical objectives. May evaluate and analyze clinical data.Management Occupations
15-2051.00Data ScientistsDevelop and implement a set of techniques or analytics applications to transform raw data into meaningful information using data-oriented programming languages and visualization software. Apply data mining, data modeling, natural language processing, and machine learning to extract and analyze information from large structured and unstructured datasets. Visualize, interpret, and report data findings. May create dynamic data reports.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-2099.00Mathematical Science Occupations, All OtherAll mathematical scientists not listed separately.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
25-1022.00Mathematical Science Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
15-2021.00MathematiciansConduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
11-9121.00Natural Sciences ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.Management Occupations
15-2041.00StatisticiansDevelop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as biostatistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.Computer and Mathematical Occupations
11-9121.02Water Resource SpecialistsDesign or implement programs and strategies related to water resource issues such as supply, quality, and regulatory compliance issues.Management Occupations