Operations Research Concentration

This concentration is recommended for students interested in a career as an Operations Research Analyst or in pursuing a graduate degree in Operations Research or a related field.

The broad real-world applicability of Operations Research makes it an attractive choice for Math majors. In Operations Research courses students get a solid background in mathematical modeling of decision-making problems, algorithms for solving different types of these problems, as well as experience using appropriate software tools.

The 15 hours of upper-level courses must include:

MATH 4300/CSCI 8306/CSCI 4300/MATH 8306Deterministic Operations Research Models

3 credits

MATH 4310/CSCI 8316/MATH 8316/CSCI 4310Probabilistic Operations Research Models

3 credits

MATH 4320/MATH 8326Computational Operations Research

3 credits

MATH 4740/MATH 8746Introduction to Probability and Statistics I

3 credits

OR

STAT 3800/STAT 8805Applied Engineering Probability and Statistics

3 credits

 

One 3 credit elective from the following:

MATH 4150/CSCI 8156/MATH 8156/CSCI 4150Graph Theory & Applications

3 credits

MATH 4750/MATH 8756Introduction to Probability and Statistics II

3 credits

MATH 4900Independent Studies

1 - 3 credits

STAT 4410/STAT 8416Introduction to Data Science

3 credits

STAT 4420/STAT 8426Exploratory Data Visualization and Quantification

3 credits

STAT 4430/STAT 8436Linear Models

3 credits

STAT 4440/STAT 8446Time Series Analysis

3 credits

B.S. Degree Additional Requirement

Cognate Area: 18 credits of courses outside the Math Department that relate to Operations Research, to be planned with advisor and subject to approval by the Math Department Curriculum Committee.

 

B.A. Degree Additional Requirement

Foreign language through the intermediate level.