The Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science is awarded jointly by the College of Letters and Science and the College of Engineering and Applied Science. As such, it contains in-depth study in both colleges. Students who intend to complete the program in four years would need to begin taking mathematics in their first semester.
In addition to the requirements for the major, students must also satisfy all of the university general education requirements and the College of Letters & Science breadth and other degree requirements. Degree requirements will vary depending on when you took your first college class. You are strongly advised to consult your advisor to ensure you stay on track towards a degree. Read more about our degree requirements.
To clarify any degree requirements, please contact the Applied Mathematics & Computer Science Program Coordinator.
For the AMCS BS degree, 120 credits are required, of which 80 must be taken from the College of Letters & Science. Students must satisfy the general education requirements (GER) of the university. They must complete at least 6 credits each from humanities and social sciences, 3 credits from the arts, and 6 additional credits in any of these three areas or in foreign languages. Students also must take at least 8 credits of natural sciences outside of mathematics or mathematical statistics, including at least one laboratory course from biological sciences, chemistry, or physics. A cultural diversity course must be included among the humanities and social science courses selected.
(Math 221 - Honors Calculus I, 5 credits, and Math 222 - Honors Calculus II, 5 credits, are equivalent to Math 231, 232, and 233.)
At least 48 credits selected from CompSci, Math, and MthStats courses at the 300 level or above, beyond those listed above, including the following:
12 Credits from Math and/or MthStat, including one of the following two-course sequences:
A minimum 2.0 GPA must be earned on all 300-level and above courses taken to satisfy the advanced requirements. Students satisfy the residency requirement for the degree by completing at UWM both a minimum of 15 credits of the required advanced courses and one of the following:
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Students in AMCS who meet all of the following criteria can be awarded honors in the degree upon graduation:
Students who believe they may qualify for honors in Applied Mathematics & Computer Science should apply to the Department of Mathematical Sciences during their last semester of study.
An overall GPA of 2.000 on all coursework attempted at UWM is required for this degree. In addition, students must achieve a 2.000 GPA on all coursework attempted, including transfer work.