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Applied & Computational Mathematics

Applied & Computational Mathematics

UMass Dartmouth's Mathematics department offers both BA and BS degrees in mathematics with concentrations in applied and computational mathematics and applied statistics, as well as a degree in data science, taught jointly by the mathematics department and college of engineering.

With a core of computation-oriented courses, the computational mathematics concentration emphasizes mathematics needed to devise, analyze and implement methods to obtain accurate numerical solutions to applied problems.

BS degrees in mathematics

  • degrees require completion of 120 credit hours of overall coursework
  • take an additional 6 credits in natural science courses to earn the BS degree in mathematics
  • humanities/social science requirements for the BS degree are a combined total of 18 credits
  • BA degree in mathematics, you'll take an additional 3 credits in natural science courses
  • humanities/social science requirements for the BA degree are a combined total of 21 credits

Our curriculum offers flexibility, allowing you to concentrate in your areas of interest. You'll have a wide selection of courses to choose from, including algebra, calculus, computational mathematics, geometry, probability, simulations, and statistics. You will learn to how to:

  • Understand core mathematical skills
  • Form logical arguments with correct reasoning
  • Recognize connection between different areas of mathematics and understand relationships between ideas

For the major, you'll complete 59 credit hours in courses related to mathematics or physics, and 6 credits in English, 6 credits in Literature, and an additional 27 credits in upper level courses.

For the computational mathematics concentration, you'll complete core courses Math US-5A and 5B, and 9 credits of recommended Mathematics electives at the 300 level or higher and 3 credits of Technical electives.

Course descriptions, schedules and requirements

Enhance your career options by earning a minor in mathematics. You'll develop the analytical and problem-solving skills that are essential in many employment settings.

For the minor, you'll complete 24 credit hours.

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Graduate School Placements

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
  • Stanford University 
  • Brown University  
  • University of Illinois—​Chicago 
  • Michigan State University 
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Tufts University 

 

Career placements

  • Exxon Research and Engineering 
  • Schlumberger-Doll Research 
  • MathWorks, Inc
  • Daniel H. Wagner Associates 
  • Boston Scientific
  • Constellation Energy Grou
  • Citibank

Internship Placements

  • Liberty Mutual
  • Prudential
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Biogen Idec

Mathematics median starting salary:
$86,000

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UMassD advantages

  • Faculty mentors: engage in research projects with expert faculty mentors and present your work at national and international conferences
  • New initiatives: collaborate, create, and explore at the Center for Scientific Computing and Visualization Research
  • Community: participate in our chapter of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics or the student-led group, Mathematics and Physics Opportunities for Women in Research

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