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Computational Mathematics

Computational mathematics formulas superimposed over fingers typing on a laptop keyboard. 

A bachelor's degree in computational mathematics provides students with a strong mathematical foundation in problem solving and mathematical proof. Senior-level courses require the use of computer programming and its applications from a mathematical perspective. The highest math requirements focus more on computational mathematics than theoretical mathematics. 

One of the career goals for this degree is to prepare students for areas that require a significant amount of problem solving with computational models and tools, such as the information technology field.  

A Bachelor of Arts in computational mathematics requires more of a foreign language competency than a Bachelor of Science degree. Students who plan to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in computational mathematics can choose to complete this major through Lyman Briggs College


Graduates pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of mathematics theory and application. 

Alumni work at: 

  • Banks
  • Educational institutions
  • Information technology companies
  • Insurance companies
  • Medical research facilities
  • Stock and commodity market firms

Alumni work as: 

  • Architectural and civil drafters
  • Bioinformatics engineers
  • Bankers
  • Medical researchers
  • Network and computer systems administrators
  • Statisticians
  • Teachers and instructors

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