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.
Mathematics median starting salary:
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- 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
Expand your opportunities
- Master of Science in Data Science: Through a joint initiative with the Computer and Information Science department, we will be offering a Master's degree in Data Science.
- PhD in Computational Science and Engineering: Earn an advanced degree in computational science through our Engineering and Applied Science program.
- PhD in Mathematics Education: Learn interdisciplinary perspectives in mathematics education research, Grades K-16.