The BS in applied mathematics for the life and social sciences offers a challenging and exciting curriculum that investigates and integrates complex areas of the physical, life and social sciences while preparing a new generation skilled in the use of theories and techniques such as mathematical modeling and computational methods to solve practical real-world problems.
Students who earn a a degree in child and family studies can find a variety of social work-related opportunities. Career opportunities are available in research and teaching, including job titles such as human sciences professor, child advocate, grief counselor and youth outreach coordinator. Graduates with a degree in food and nutrition can pursue a wide variety of career options as dieticians, nutritionists, food research technicians and educators. While most programs are designed to train educators in the field of consumer sciences, graduates may be prepared for a number of additional job opportunities in social services and social services administration. Job titles for human science degrees also might include:
Social services program director
Human services coordinator
Child welfare worker
The program focuses on the development of critical-thinking skills and purposeful competencies in mathematics and instilling an appreciation for the contributions of mathematics to the fields of sciences, engineering, business, government and economics. Course work is directed toward an understanding of mathematical theory and its relation to other fields of studies. Emphasis is placed on precision of definition, reasoning to accurate conclusions, and analyzing and developing solutions to problems using mathematical principles.
Programme Structure General Biology Introduction to Applied Mathematics for the Life and Social Sciences Principles of Programming with Calculus with Analytic Geometry Introduction to Justice Studies Literacy and Critical Inquiry Introduction to Mathematical Tools and Modeling for the Life and Social Sciences Elementary Differential Equations
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements Freshmen must have a 3.00 grade point average (GPA) (a "B" or better where "A"=4.00) from a secondary school. Transfer students must have a minimum 2.50 GPA (a "C+" or better where "A"=4.00) from a college or university. Some ASU programs require a minimum transfer GPA of 3.00, including the W. P. Carey School of Business and Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Some ASU programs may have higher admission requirements and may require a minimum ACT or SAT score. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
English Entry Requirement
This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.