Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics (BSAM) allows students to gain proficiency in the use of mathematical principles to model real-world phenomena. Possessing a strong foundation in various mathematical theories and techniques, students can apply their knowledge across various fields such as technology, engineering, finance, business, economics, social sciences, and academic work. Under this program, they learn the use of both basic and advanced tools for data analysis, modeling, and optimization. They are also imbued with the ability to make informed decisions based on research, therefore allowing them to critically and creatively address socially-relevant concerns.
The Applied Mathematics curriculum focuses on core subjects pertaining to both pure and applied mathematics. These intellectual techniques rest on a body of liberal arts subjects, providing not only a well-rounded education but also the ability to apply one’s mathematical skills across different topics of interest. Thus, students can approach a multitude of problems using systematic research and yield results and rules that are valid across a wide array of circumstances. Through the numerical simulation of reality, the student works on complex issues whose resolution will contribute to a better world.
Applied Mathematics currently has two elective tracks:
This track responds to the increasing importance of data analysis in various fields, granting students the ability to draw relevant and actionable conclusions from data. Students learn to become competent data scientists through courses specifically chosen for their real-world applications.
For this track, students learn relevant programming skills alongside those needed for mathematical analysis, allowing them to use their methods of statistics and predictive modeling to make business-impacting decisions. This aims to help them find novel solutions that will prove instrumental in the growth and progress of the industry in which they choose to specialize.
This track also allows students to pursue advanced education in the distinct but related disciplines of mathematics, statistics and those relating to big data processing, machine learning, data warehousing, data mining, and similar fields.
This track is designed for those who wish to use their mathematical modeling skills to create software and systems. This opens a career in the technology industry, where the student uses his abilities in the deployment and management of IT resources.
The track will ingrain best practices in the development of processes that will directly benefit the organization, while also tackling social issues that could find solutions using technological tools. The subjects covered will allow students to gain proficiency in hardware support, applications development, systems analysis, and various programming languages.
As all forms of technology fundamentally rely on mathematical principles, this track allows students to better understand the underlying concepts, so they can tackle issues more effectively. As information technology is a wide field spanning areas from web design and development to computer networking, students pursuing this track have multiple options for advanced education.
BSAM graduates belong to Level VI (Baccalaureate) of the Philippine Qualifications Framework (PQF) under qualification code number 60541 as well as under the ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF).
The BSAM program welcomes all interested students from any senior high school track who pass the FEU College Admission Test.