Requirements for the Applied Mathematical Sciences Major
Applied Mathematical Sciences Requirements (80-82 units): In addition to General Education and School of Natural Sciences Requirements, the Applied Mathematical Sciences major consists of 20 or 21 courses (10 lower division and 10 or 11 upper division, depending on the emphasis track chosen) designed to give all students a common foundation of core knowledge specific to the discipline, plus breadth in an application area.
* For the Computational Biology emphasis track listed below, students must take BIO 001 and BIO 001L.
† For the Environmental emphasis track listed below, students will take ESS 001 to fulfill emphasis track requirements and must take a different course to fulfill the Lower Division Course requirement.
The student must complete between 18 and 20 units of approved course work toward the completion of an emphasis track. At least 11 of these 18 units must be upper division courses. Students may design their own emphasis track with approval from the faculty program leads for the Applied Mathematical Sciences major.
To be admitted to the Applied Mathematical Sciences major transfer students must meet the following requirements:
Applicants will, at the time of admission have completed at minimum each of the following courses (or their equivalent) with a “C-” or better:
Applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.8 in transferable courses. Any outstanding General Education and Major preparation coursework will be completed at UC Merced. Students should also consult the Information for Prospective Students link on the School of Natural Sciences website naturalsciences.ucmerced.edu for more information.