It is the study of mathematical
tools that are necessary to model and solve practical, realworld problems.
Applied Mathematics is used in such diverse fields as engineering, physics,
biology, economics, political studies, medicine, environmental studies,
chemistry and more. For example, Applied Mathematics is essential to
• build computer simulations of
dynamical systems
• design computer chips
• set airfare and insurance rates
• model electric power grids
• study genetic engineering
• create new automobile and airplane designs
• predict global climate change
In a nutshell, Applied Mathematics helps us to understand the real world and to
change parts of it for the benefit of humankind.
The primary goal of the Applied Mathematics Program is to provide a high
quality, wellrounded education in practical
mathematics. It will prepare students to be lifelong, selfdirected learners,
and will help them pursue scholarly activities while exhibiting a high degree
of professionalism. They will be prepared to contribute to the development of a
better world by focusing on new solutions for intellectual, scientific and
technical problems.
Distinguishing Attributes
Instruction will go well beyond the traditional “Instructor at the blackboard,
student at the desk” situation. Computer labs equipped with
stateoftheart computers will enable the students to be creative and to
develop modeling and problem solving abilities. Often the mathematics will be
motivated by actual reallife problems. Dedicated faculty members constantly
work on ways to better educate students. Faculty are
active in research and many of them have close relationships with wellknown
universities and research centers in the US and around the world. A low
facultytostudent ratio allows closer contact between students and
instructors, both inside and outside the classroom.
Graduates will be able to generate new knowledge from existing
information. They will develop good critical reasoning to identify,
analyze, and apply basic principles in order to find professional solutions to
technical problems. Equipped with excellent knowledge of applied mathematics,
and with related technological and statistical skills, our students will become
confident, successful individuals in their careers. Prospective employers seek
graduates with degrees in applied mathematics since they have the potential to
study and quickly solve new problems in a variety of situations.
The undergraduate program in Applied Mathematics has been designed to meet the
specialized personnel requirements of modern industry, commerce, and education.
Program graduates will be well qualified for pursuing higher degrees in applied
mathematics, operations research, computer science, statistics, bioinformatics,
actuarial science, engineering, natural sciences, life sciences, behavioral
sciences, economics, business, industrial management, and others. Program
graduates will also possess adequate knowledge and various skills that will
make them highly competitive on the nonacademic job market. The growth in
computer technology has made the field of computational mathematics an area of
intense activity. At present, there is a serious shortage of adequately trained
applied mathematics at all levels. Equipped with modern knowledge, technical
skills and the ability to learn, graduates of the Applied Mathematics Program
will be well qualified to work in almost all areas in the private and public
sectors. Many applied mathematicians work for the
Federal or State governments. Applied mathematicians are heavily involved in
financial analysis. Other major employers in the private sector include
scientific research and development services, scientific and technical
consulting services, software publishing, insurance companies, security
services, aerospace, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and others.
Previous 0719 
New Applied Program 
Bachelor of Science in
Mathematics (0719) 
Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics (0719) General Education Requirements......4260 MAT 162 Calculus II (4 cr.) MAT 163 Using Technology to Explore Calculus I (1 cr.) MAT 164 Using Technology to Explore Calculus II (1 cr.) MAT 202 Introduction to Linear Algebra MAT 263 Calculus III MAT 264 Using Technology to Explore Calculus III (1 cr.) MAT 270 Discrete Mathematics MAT 241 Computational Tools for Applied Mathematicians I MAT 366 Computational Tools for Applied Mathematicians II MAT 381 Probability Theory MAT 382 Mathematical Statistics B. REQUIRED
COURSES IN EACH TRACK (9 cr.) B1.
Statistics MAT 383 Applied Statistics I MAT 484 Applied Statistics II
AMT 495 Project B2.
Numeric Computation MAT 390 Introduction to Operations Research MAT 461 Numerical Analysis AMT 495
Project B3. Discrete
Math MAT 318 Mathematical Modeling MAT 390 Introduction to Operations Research AMT 495
Project C. ELECTIVES
BY ADVISEMENT (12 cr.) C1. Statistics MAT 315 Differential
Equations MAT 316 Intermediate Differential Equations MAT 319 Mathematical Biology MAT 370 Applied Networks MAT 390 Introductions to
Operations Research MAT 404 Applications of Linear
Algebra MAT 411 Complex Variables MAT 417 Introduction to Real
Analysis I MAT 461 Numerical Analysis MAT 481 Stochastic Processes MAT 490 Seminar MAT 499 Independent Study

Contact the
Mathematics Department
Bishop Hall 317
Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14222
716878 5621
Email Dr. Joaquin Carbonara