Applied & Computational Mathematics Emphasis

A New Emphisis Offered by The Math Department

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Starting Fall 2013, the Department of Mathematics is offering a new Applied & Computational Mathematics Emphasis. This emphasis will enable students to be better prepared to use their math skills in a way that can be applied to real-world problems.


The new curriculum consists of 8 credits per semester of advanced undergraduate coursework in mathematics, statistics, and computation. In addition, students will fulfill a concentration in a discipline to which mathematics can be applied. Examples include economics, finance, operations research, actuarial science, physics, chemistry, computer science, geoscience, business analytics, biostatistics, and several areas in engineering.


Students will be admitted into the two-year core curriculum at the beginning of their junior year, so interested undergraduates are encouraged to prepare early by taking all the required prerequisites during their freshman or sophomore year (Math 290, 313, 334, & 341).


One of the greatest advantages this new emphasis will offer to students is the ability to expand their skillset. Students will learn computer programming, relational databases, numerical simulation, and scientific visualization. Whether students want to attend graduate school in math or a math-related discipline or go directly into industry; this program will provide the tools needed to distinguished themselves and be successful.


Enrollment is not limited, but it is first-come, firstserve as only 40 students can fit in a classroom.


Students interested in learning more about the Applied and Computational Mathematics program may send an email to ugradassistantatmath [dot] byu [dot] edu or call at 801.422.2120.


Students may declare the emphasis at the same time they declare a mathematics major in the College Advisement Center (N-181 ESC).


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