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--></style></head><body lang="EN-US" link="#0563C1" vlink="#954F72"><div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal">Dear All,</p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p><p class="MsoNormal">               This email contains some <b><span style="color:red">important information about your degree program</span></b>. Please read it carefully!</p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p><p class="MsoNormal">Over the past weeks and maybe even months I’ve been mentioning several changes that were on the horizon to some of you. We have now finalized most of these changes and I’d like to use this email and the newly revised Undergraduate Handbook (available on this page: <a href="http://science.iit.edu/applied-mathematics/programs/course-descriptions">http://science.iit.edu/applied-mathematics/programs/course-descriptions</a>) to make you aware of these changes.</p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p><p class="MsoNormal">The changes go into effect with the beginning of the Fall 2015 semester and apply to all students starting then (or later). </p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p><p class="MsoNormal">If you’ve been in the program for a while, then the official rules that apply to you are those printed in “your” Undergraduate Bulletin, i.e., the one that was in effect when you started at IIT (see DegreeWorks or the Undergraduate Handbook for more details). However, if you prefer the new rules, then you may petition to have your transcript evaluated according to these new rules.</p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p><p class="MsoNormal">The most important changes are:</p><p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">        </span></span></span>Required MATH courses for the degree:</p><p class="MsoListParagraph" style="margin-left:1.0in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier New&quot;"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">o<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">   </span></span></span>The MATH 402 requirement is being replaced by a new course MATH 380 (Introduction to Mathematical Modeling). MATH 380 will be offered for the first time in Spring 2016. MATH 402 is still available for those who need it.</p><p class="MsoListParagraph" style="margin-left:1.0in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier New&quot;"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">o<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">   </span></span></span>The discrete math requirement is modified from “MATH 430 or MATH 454” to “MATH 410 or MATH 430 or MATH 431 or MATH 454”.</p><p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">        </span></span></span>Some of the optional specializations are slightly modified (see details in the handbook).</p><p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">        </span></span></span>There are now four co-terminal combinations available with the B.S. applied math degree:</p><p class="MsoListParagraph" style="margin-left:1.0in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier New&quot;"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">o<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">   </span></span></span>M.S. in applied math</p><p class="MsoListParagraph" style="margin-left:1.0in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier New&quot;"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">o<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">   </span></span></span>Master of data science</p><p class="MsoListParagraph" style="margin-left:1.0in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier New&quot;"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">o<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">   </span></span></span>M.S. in computer science</p><p class="MsoListParagraph" style="margin-left:1.0in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier New&quot;"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">o<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">   </span></span></span>Master of computer science</p><p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">        </span></span></span>Updated four-year tentative scheduling template (available in the Undergraduate Handbook and at <a href="http://science.iit.edu/applied-mathematics/programs/course-descriptions/four-year-course-plan">http://science.iit.edu/applied-mathematics/programs/course-descriptions/four-year-course-plan</a>) </p><p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">·<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">        </span></span></span>Changes to the social science IIT core requirements</p><p class="MsoListParagraph" style="margin-left:1.0in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier New&quot;"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">o<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">   </span></span></span>You now need two upper-level social science courses (instead of only one). </p><p class="MsoListParagraph" style="margin-left:1.0in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier New&quot;"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">o<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">   </span></span></span>The rest of the rules are as before, i.e., you need a total of 9 credit in the social sciences, need to cover two fields, and need to have one field with at least two courses.</p><p class="MsoListParagraph" style="margin-left:1.0in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier New&quot;"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">o<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">   </span></span></span>Rules for humanities courses are not affected by these changes.</p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p><p class="MsoNormal">Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.</p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p><p class="MsoNormal">               Enjoy the rest of the summer,</p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p><p class="MsoNormal">               Greg Fasshauer </p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p><div style="border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in 0in 1.0pt 0in"><p class="MsoNormal" style="border:none;padding:0in"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"> </span></p></div><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Greg Fasshauer</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Department of Applied Mathematics</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Illinois Institute of Technology</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Chicago, IL 60616</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Office: Engineering 1, Room 208A</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Email: </span><a href="mailto:fasshauer@iit.edu"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">fasshauer@iit.edu</span></a><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Phone: (312) 567-3149</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Fax: (312) 567-3135</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p></div></body></html>