Degree Requirements

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.

To clarify any degree requirements, please contact the Applied Mathematics & Computer Science Program Coordinator.

General Requirements (catalog year 18-19 or earlier)

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.

Applied Math and Computer Science Major Requirements

Students who intend to complete the program in four years will need to begin taking mathematics in their first semester. Such students should have a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee mathematics placement level of 30 (ready for precalculus) or better.

Admission

As soon as students realize their interest in the AMCS degree, they should consult with an AMCS advisor either in College of Engineering and Applied Science or College of Letters and Science, who assists in planning a program. Admission to the program requires a GPA of at least 2.500 in 8 credits of mathematics courses at or above the 200 level and 6 credits of computer science courses at or above the 200 level.

Degree Requirements

For the BS (AMCS) degree, 120 credits are required, of which 75 must be taken from the College of Letters and Science. Students must satisfy the general education requirements (GER) of the University. Students must take at least 8 credits of natural sciences outside of mathematics or mathematical statistics.

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. A minimum 2.000 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:

  • The last 30 credits;
  • 45 of the last 60 credits;
  • Any 90 credits.
Core Requirements
COMPSCI 250Introductory Computer Programming3
COMPSCI 251Intermediate Computer Programming3
COMPSCI 315Introduction to Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming3
COMPSCI 317Discrete Information Structures3
Select the following (or an equivalent sequence):12
MATH 231
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MATH 232
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
MATH 233
Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
MATH 234Linear Algebra and Differential Equations4
or MATH 240 Matrices and Applications
MATH 341Seminar: Introduction to the Language and Practice of Mathematics3
Advanced Requirements
COMPSCI 351Data Structures and Algorithms3
COMPSCI 535Algorithm Design and Analysis3
Select 9 credits in COMPSCI at the 300 level or above9
Select 6 credits from MATH and/or MTHSTAT at the 300 level or above6
Select one of the following pairs:6
MATH 305
& MATH 405
Introduction to Mathematical and Computational Modeling
and Mathematical Models and Applications
MATH 313
& MATH 315
Linear Programming and Optimization
and Mathematical Programming and Optimization
MATH 320
& MATH 322
Introduction to Differential Equations
and Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
MATH 413
& MATH 415
Introduction to Numerical Analysis
and Introduction to Scientific Computing
MATH 413
& MATH 417
Introduction to Numerical Analysis
and Computational Linear Algebra
MATH 415
& MATH 417
Introduction to Scientific Computing
and Computational Linear Algebra
MATH 431
& MATH 531
Modern Algebra with Applications
and Modern Algebra
MATH 521
& MATH 522
Advanced Calculus I
and Advanced Calculus II
MATH 531
& MATH 535
Modern Algebra
and Linear Algebra
MATH 601
& MATH 602
Advanced Engineering Mathematics I
and Advanced Engineering Mathematics II
MATH 621
& MATH 622
Introduction to Analysis I
and Introduction to Analysis II
MATH 631
& MATH 632
Modern Algebra I
and Modern Algebra II
MTHSTAT 361
& MTHSTAT 362
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I
and Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II
MTHSTAT 361
& MATH 571
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I
and Introduction to Probability Models
Select 21 additional credits from CompSci, Math, and MthStat courses at the 300 level or above, beyond the "Core" as well as the above "Advanced" Requirements21
Total Credits79