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Approved BMES math courses

M.S. students must complete a minimum of three credits of mathematics coursework approved by the advisory committee.

Ph.D. students must complete a minimum of six credits of mathematics coursework approved by the student's advisory committee. No more than three hours may be in statistics; however, the math requirement does not require statistics.

Approved Virginia Tech courses for mathematics requirement

  • MATH Any 5000-level or higher course with some exceptions *
  • STAT Any 5000-level or higher course with some exceptions *
  • CHE/BSE/BMES 5044 - Engineering Mathematics
  • ME 5744 - Methods of Mechanical Engineering Analysis

Approved Wake Forest University courses for mathematics requirement

  • MATH - Any 600-level or higher course with some exceptions *
  • CPTS 730 - Introduction to Statistics
  • CPTS 732 - Applied Linear Models
  • HES 721 - Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • NEYR/IPP 741 - Quantitative Methods in Bioscience
  • *Check with advisor and/or program chair to determine if course is appropriate.

*The following courses DO NOT meet the SBES math requirement:

  • MATH 5894 - Final examination
  • MATH 5974 - Independent study
  • MATH 5994 - Research and thesis
  • MATH 7994 - Research and dissertation
  • STAT 5984 - Final examination
  • STAT 5904 - Project and report
  • STAT 5924 - Graduate seminar
  • STAT 5974 - Independent study
  • STAT 5994 - Research and thesis
  • STAT 7994 - Research and dissertation

Note:

Engineering courses often have considerable mathematics content; however, these courses will not count toward the mathematics requirement but can be used to fulfill the engineering course requirement.

Students should always check with their advisor or graduate program committee before signing up for a math course to determine if specific math courses are applicable to their individual needs.