Concentrations in ACME

Actuarial Science
Biology
Biostatistics
Business Management
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Geotechnical
Structures and Structural Mechanics
Transportation
Water Resources and Environmental 
Computer Science
Cryptography
Customized Concentration
Data Science and Machine Learning
Economics
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Circuits
Electromagnetics
Signals and Systems
Financial Markets
Geological Science
Linguistics
Manufacturing Systems Design
Mathematical Biology
Mathematical Theory
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Dynamic Systems
Fluids and Thermodynamics
Physics
Physics
Acoustics
Political Science
Pre-Medical
Statistics
 

Actuarial Science
Complete the following courses:
STAT 340: Inference (3:3:0)
STAT 274 : Theory of Interest (3:3:0)
STAT 475 : Life Contingencies (3:3:0)
STAT 230 : Analysis of Variance (3:3:0)
STAT 372 : Actuarial Problems (1:2:0) (recommended, but not required)
 

Biology
Complete the following courses:
Bio 130 : Biology (4:3:1)
Bio 165 : Introduction to Bioinformatics (3:3:0)
MMBio 240 : Molecular Biology (3:3:1)
PWS 340 : Genetics (2:2:1)
 

Biostatistics
Complete four of the following courses:
STAT 201: Statistics for Scientists and Engineers (3:3:0)
STAT 230 : Analysis of Variance (3:3:0)
STAT 330 : Introduction to Regression (3:3:0)
HLTH 345 : Principles of Epidemiology (3:3:0)
MMBIO 240 : Molecular Biology (3:3:1)
BIO 365: Computational Biology
 

Business Management
Complete the following courses:
ACC 200 : Principles of Accounting (3:3:0)
FIN 201 : Financial Management (3:3:0)
MKTG 201 : Marketing Management (3:3:0)
HRM 300 : Organizational Effectiveness (3:Arr:0)
 

Chemical Engineering
Complete the following courses:
CH EN 273 : Chemical Process Principles (3:3:0)
CH EN 374 : Fluid Mechanics (3:3:0)
CH EN 533 : Transport Phenomena (3:3:0)
CH EN 541 : Computer Design Methods (3:3:0)

 
Chemistry
Complete the following courses:
Chem 111H : Principles of Chemistry (4:3:3)
Chem 112 : Principles of Chemistry (3:3:2)
Chem 462 : Physical Chemistry (3:3:0)
Chem 463 : Physical Chemistry (3:3:0)
 

Civil Engineering
There are four concentrations of civil engineering:
Geotechnical
Structures and Structural Mechanics
Transportation
Water Resources and Environmental
 
Geotechnical
Complete the following courses:
CE En 103 : Engineering Mechanics–Statics (3:3:0)
CE En 203 : Engineering Mechanics–Mechanics of Materials (3:3:0)
CE En 321 :
Structural Analysis (3:3:0)
CE En 341 : Elementary Soil Mechanics (3:2:3)
CE En 424 : Reinforced Concrete Design (3:3:0)
 
Structures and Structural Mechanics
CE En 103 : Engineering Mechanics–Statics (3:3:0)
CE En 203 : Engineering Mechanics–Mechanics of Materials (3:3:0)
CE En 304 : Civil Engineering Materials: Metals, Woods, and Composites (1.5:2:3)
CE En 306 : Civil Engineering Materials: Concrete, Masonry, and Asphalt (1.5:2:3)
CE En 321 : Structural Analysis (3:3:0)
CE En 424 : Reinforced Concrete Design (3:3:0)
 
Transportation
Complete the following courses:
CE En 103 : Engineering Mechanics–Statics (2:2:0)
CE En 203 : Engineering Mechanics–Mechanics of Materials (3:3:0)
CE En 304 : Civil Engineering Materials: Metals, Woods, and Composites (1.5:2:3)
CE En 306 : Civil Engineering Materials: Concrete, Masonry, and Asphalt (1.5:2:3)
CE En 341 : Elementary Soil Mechanics (3:2:3)
CE En 351 : Environmental Engineering (3:2:3)
 
Water Resources and Environmental
Complete the following courses:
CE En 103 : Engineering Mechanics–Statics (2:2:0)
CE En 203 : Engineering Mechanics–Mechanics of Materials (3:3:0)
CE En 332 : Hydraulics and Fluid Flow Theory (3:2:3)
CE En 351 : Environmental Engineering (3:3:0)
Complete one of the following courses:
CE En 431 : Hydrology (3:3:0)
CE En 433 : Hydraulic Engineering (3:3:0)
 

Computer Science
Complete the following courses:
C S 224 : Introduction to Computer Systems (3:3:2)
C S 235 : Data Structures and Algorithms (3:3:0)
C S 236 : Discrete Structures (3:3:0)
C S 240 : Advanced Programming Concepts (4:3:1)
 

Cryptography
Talk with an ACME adviser about courses that count.
 

Customized Concentration
The concentration is an internal requirement to BYU and does not display on your diploma. We encourage you to complete an authorized concentration, and then continue taking as many courses as you can to prepare you for your desired career. For example, if your goal is to work in computer security, you likely will complete a Computer Science concentration as part of your preparation to take classes on computer security. However, if you have a career goal that requires preparation for which none of the pre-approved concentrations listed on this webpage is appropriate, we are happy to work with you to create a customized concentration specifically for you. A customized concentration must be approved before you begin the Senior Core of ACME. To seek approval, please fill out the appropriate form listed below and send it via email to Dr. Barker at blake@math.byu.edu. Dr. Barker will submit your application to the ACME Committee on your behalf.
 New customized concentration.
 One course substitution.


Data Science and Machine Learning
Complete both of the following courses:
Stat 201 : Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
CS 235 : Data Structures

 

Complete one of the following courses:
CS 472 : Introduction to Machine Learning
Ling 581 : Natural Language Processing

 

Complete both of the following courses:
CS 474 : Deep Learning
Math 522 : Methods of Applied Mathematics 2

Economics
Complete the following courses:
Econ 380 : Intermediate Price Theory I (3:3:0)
Econ 388 : Introduction to Econometrics (3:3:0)
Econ 580 : Advanced Price Theory (3:3:0)
Complete one of the following courses:
Econ 382 : Intermediate Price Theory II (3:3:0)
Econ 478 : Game Theory and Economics (3:3:0)
Econ 581 : Advanced Macroeconomics (3:3:0)
Econ 582 : Topics in Mathematical Economics (3:3:0)
Econ 588 : Advanced Econometrics (3:3:0)
 

Electrical and Computer Engineering
There are three concentrations of electrical and computer engineering:
Circuits
Electromagnetics
Signals and Systems
 
Circuits
Complete the following courses:
EC EN 240 : Circuit Analysis and Laboratory (4:3:3)
EC EN 340 : Electronic Circuit Design 1 (4:3:3)
Complete one of the following courses:
EC EN 443 : Communication and Power Circuits (4:3:3)
EC EN 445 : Introduction to Mixed-Signal VLSI (4:3:3)
 
Electronmagnetics
Complete the following courses:
EC EN 240 : Circuit Analysis and Laboratory (4:3:3)
EC EN 360 : Electromagnetic Fields and Waves (4:3:3)
EC EN 462 : Electromagnetic Radiation and Propagation (2:3:1)
Complete one of the following courses:
EC EN 464 : Wireless Communication Circuits (2:3:1)
EC EN 466 : Introduction to Optical Engineering (2:3:1)
 
Signals and Systems
Complete the following courses:
EC EN 240 : Circuit Analysis and Laboratory (4:3:3)
EC EN 370 : (EC EN – Math 431) Probability Theory (3:3:0)
EC EN 380 : Signals and Systems (4:3:3)
Complete one of the following courses:
EC EN 483 : (EC EN – ME EN 431) Design of Control Systems (4:3:3)
EC EN 485 : Introduction to Digital Communication Theory (4:3:3)
EC EN 487 : Introduction to Discrete-Time Signal Processing (4:3:3)
 

Financial Markets
Complete the following courses:
ECON 388 : Introduction to Econometrics (3:3:0)
ECON 380 : Intermediate Price Theory 1 (3:3:0)
ECON 382 : Intermediate Price Theory 2 (3:3:0)
ECON 450 : Financial Economics (3:3:0)
Recommended but not required:  MATH 435 : Mathematical Finance (3:3:0)
 

Geological Sciences
Complete the following courses:
GEOL 111 : Physical Geology (4:3:2)
GEOL 351 : Mineralogy (4:2:4)
GEOL 352 : Petrology (3:3:2)
GEOL 440 : Solid Earth Geophysics (3:3:0)
Recommended but not required:  GEOL 210 : Field Studies (3:0:9)
 

Linguistics
Complete four of the following courses:
L440 : Linguistic Tools 2
L361 : Speech Processing
L581 : Natural Language Processing
L485 : Corpus Linguistics
L580R (if language cognition) : Problems in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
L401 : Preparation for Graduate Studies in Linguistics
  

Manufacturing Systems Design
Complete one of the following courses:
MATH 431 : Probability Theory (also listed as EC EN 370) (3:3:0)
STAT 201 : Statistics for Engineers and Scientists (3:3:0)
       Complete the following courses:
MFG 480 : Process Planning and Systems Design (3:3:0)
MFG 533 : Manufacturing Information Systems (3:2:3)
MFG 580 : Manufacturing Simulation (3:3:0)
 

Mathematical Biology
Complete the following courses:
BIO 130 : Biology (4:3:1)
MATH 425 : Mathematical Biology (3:3:0)
Complete two of the following courses:
BIO 350 : Ecology (3:3:0)
BIO 420 : Evolutionary Biology (2:2:0)
MMBIO 240 : Molecular Biology (3:3:1)
PDBIO 360 : Cell Biology (3:3:1)
PDBIO 362 : Advanced Physiology (3:3:1)
PWS 340 : Genetics (2:2:1)
 

Mathematical Theory
Complete four of the following courses:
MATH 371 : Abstract Algebra 1 (3:3:0)
MATH 372 : Abstract Algebra 2 (3:3:0)
MATH 450 : Combinatorics (3:3:0)
MATH 451 : Introduction to Topology (3:3:0)
MATH 465 : Differential Geometry (3:3:0)
MATH 473 : Group Representation Theory (3:3:0)
MATH 485 : Mathematical Cryptography (3:3:0)
Any graduate level math course 509-599 counts. 
 

Mathematics Education
This concentration is only for students double majoring in Mathematics and Mathematics Education. You must be accepted into the Mathematics Education program to take these courses.
Complete the following courses:
MTHED 276 – Exploration of Mathematics Teaching
MTHED 277 – Task Design for Student Learning
MTHED 278 – Assessment of Student Learning
MTHED 377 – Mathematics Teaching in the Public Schools or SC ED 375 – Adolescent Development and Classroom Management

 

 

Mechanical Engineering
There are two different concentrations of mechanical engineering:
Dynamic Systems
Fluids and Thermodynamics
 
Dynamic Systems
Complete the following courses:
CE EN 204 : Engineering Mechanic–Dynamics (3:3:0)
EC EN 301 : Elements of Electrical Engineering (3:3:1)
ME EN 335 : Dynamic System Modeling and Analysis (3:3:1)
ME EN 431 : (Me En-EC En 483) Design of Control Systems (4:3:3)
 
Fluid and Thermodynamics
Complete the following courses:
PHSCS 123 : Introduction to Waves, Optics, and Thermodynamics (3:3:1)
ME EN 312 : Fluid Mechanics (3:3:1)
ME EN 321 : Thermodynamics (3:3:0)
ME EN 340 : Heat Transfer (3:3:1)
 

Physics
There are two different concentrations of Physics:
Physics
Acoustics
 

Physics
Complete the following courses:
PHSCS 121 : Introduction to Newtonian Mechanics (3:3:1)
PHSCS 220 : Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism (3:3:0)
Complete two of the following courses:
PHSCS 222 : Modern Physics (3:3:0)
PHSCS 321 : Mechanics (3:3:0)
PHSCS 360 : Statistical and Thermal Physics (3:3:0)
PHSCS 471 : Principles of Optics (3:3:1)
PHSCS 441 : Electrostatics and Magnetism (3:3:0)
PHSCS 442  Electrodynamics (3:3:0)
PHSCS 451 : Quantum Mechanics (3:3:0
 

Acoustics
Complete the following courses:
Physics 123 : Introduction to Waves, Optics, and Thermodynamics (3:3:1)
Physics 461 : Introduction to Acoustics (3:3:0)

Complete two of the following courses:
PHSCS 560 :  Acoustical Measurement Methods (3:3:Arr Lab)
PHSCS 561 : Fundamentals of Acoustics (3:3:0)
EC EN 380 : Signals and Systems (4:3:3)
 

Political Science
Complete the following courses:
ECON 110 : Economic Principles and Problems (3:3:0)
POLI 200 : Political Inquiry (4:3:1)
Complete two of the following courses:
POLI 306R : Data Visualization (3:3:1)
POLI 328 : Statistical Analysis (4:3:1)
POLI 317 : Public Opinion and Voting Behavior (3-4:3:Arr.)
POLI 318 : Campaigns and Elections (3:3:0)
POLI 344 : Comparative Political Economy (3:3:0)
POLI 444 : The Political Economy of Development (3:3:0)
 

Pre-Medical
Complete the following courses:
Chem 351 : Organic Chemistry 1 (3:3:1)
Chem 352 : Organic Chemistry 2 (3:3:1)
Chem 481 : Biochemistry (3:3:0)
PD BIO 210 or 220 : Human Anatomy (3:3:0)
PDBIO 305 : Human Physiology (4:4:0)
 
Statistics
Complete the following courses:
STAT 201 : Statistics for Engineers and Scientists (3:3:0)
STAT 230 : Analysis of Variance (3:3:0)
STAT 240 : Discrete Probability (3:3:0)
STAT 330 : Introduction to Regression (3:3:0)
STAT 340 : Inference (3:3:0)
Note: We recommend that all students doing the statistics concentration declare a minor in statistics.  Be aware that many statistics classes can be hard to get into because of high demand.  While some preference for enrollment is given to statistics minors, you should make alternative plans in case you cannot get into the classes you need in a given semester.