1 | P a g eBROWN UNIVERSITY Division of Applied Mathematics Guide to Undergraduate Programs Revised September 5, 2014
2 | P a g eTable of Contents INTRODUCTION 3WHAT IS APPLIED MATHEMATICS? 3CAREER PATHS4APPLIED MATHEMATICS AT BROWN4FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS5CHOOSING COURSES 6INTRODUCTION6ROADMAP6SAMPLE COURSE PROGRAMS9INDEPENDENT STUDY11SENIOR SEMINARS11THE WRITING REQUIREMENT12STANDARD CONCENTRATIONS 13APPLIED MATHEMATICS PROGRAM —A.B.DEGREE13APPLIED MATHEMATICS PROGRAM —SC.B.DEGREE13APPLIED MATHEMATICS–BIOLOGY —SC.B.DEGREE14APPLIED MATHEMATICS–COMPUTER SCIENCE —SC.B.DEGREE15APPLIED MATHEMATICS–ECONOMICS CONCENTRATION16CONCENTRATION ADVISORS19UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 21HONORS PROGRAM 21PRIZES 23THE ROHN TRUELL PREMIUM PRIZE23SIGMA XI23APPLIED MATHEMATICS COURSES TO BE OFFERED IN 2011-2012 24COURSES 25COURSES IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS25COURSES IN OTHER DEPARTMENTS37
3 | P a g eIntroduction This short guide is intended to give students and faculty an overview of the undergraduate program in Applied Mathematics at Brown University, and to answer some of the commonly raised questions. Applied Mathematics is an interdisciplinary subject involving both mathematics and many areas of application. More so than in many other areas it is important to have an overview of the subject and how it relates to other programs at Brown. What is Applied Mathematics?