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Bachelor's Degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Concentration: Computational Mathematics (BS)

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Computational Mathematics Concentration Overview

A bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics will prepare you for careers by teaching sophisticated computational skills and applying those skills in real-world, collaborative scenarios. Purdue University Northwest’s computational mathematics concentration provides additional emphasis to the use of computers as tools.

Through this program, students will be able to enter into and succeed in fast-paced, competitive and high paying career fields.

Department of Math and Statistics

The main goal of the Applied Mathematics and Statistics Concentration in Computational Mathematics Program is to provide a degree where students integrate their interest and ability in mathematics with the use of computer programming and its applications from a mathematical perspective.

Computational Mathematics Curriculum

In the computational mathematics program, you’ll take a balance of general education courses, College of Business core courses and computational mathematics courses. This degree blends the traditional aspects of applied mathematics and statistics with the advanced work of computer problem-solving.

You can currently complete this degree at PNW’s Hammond campus.

Take general education core courses and the first two courses of the calculus sequence while you adjust to university life.

Computational Mathematics Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • MA 10000 – Introduction of Mathematical Sciences
  • MA 16300 – Integrated Calculus Analysis Geometry I
  • MA 16400 – Integrated Calculus Analysis Geometry II

Get ready to broaden your knowledge and learn about the career opportunities that a mathematics major can offer you.

Computational Mathematics Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • MA 26100 – Multivariate Calculus
  • MA 26400 – Differential Equations
  • MA 26500 – Linear Algebra

Choose a mentor and work on a project in a specialized topic of mathematics that relates to your future plans.

Computational Mathematics Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • MA 37700 – Computational Mathematics I
  • MA 348 – Discrete Mathematics
  • STAT 345 – Statistics

Take the theories from your earlier classes and apply them specifically to your concentration of computational mathematics.

Computational Mathematics Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • MA 47700 – Computational Mathematics I
  • MA 37800 – Computational Mathematics II
  • STAT 40001 – Statistical Computing (Experiential Learning)

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Computational Mathematics Highlights

As a student in this program, you will learn about numerical algorithms, the implementation of algorithms in software packages, and how to use such software for computer solutions to applications arising in a wide variety of areas.

You will build from theory to practical applications to best prepare you for your future career.

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Computational Mathematics Outcomes

Upon graduation, you will be able to use the real-world applications from your classes to help you navigate every aspect of your career. Your skills will provide you with a fundamental familiarity in the large, dynamic fields of applied mathematics and computation.

Our program’s application-based approach allows you to be equipped with the right methods and techniques to address very important and otherwise intractable real-life situations.

Computational Mathematics Career Paths

Completing this concentration offers students a large variety of high-paying career options, as many different types of organizations hire computational scientists. Some possible organizations include:

  • Analytics and forecasting
  • Computer information and software
  • Government

Computational Mathematics Scholarships

In addition to the scholarships available to all PNW applicants, students seeking a concentration in a degree in Applied Mathematics may also be considered for program-specific scholarship awards, such as:

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Computational Mathematics Beyond the Classroom

We know that learning happens everywhere, so we provide a number of ways to supplement your studies, including:

  • Mathematical Association of America (MAA): membership includes full online access to all the periodicals published by the organization
  • PNW Math-Stat Club
Julia Yanes Barrera

All my professors know me and I know them. Anytime I needed help, they were super helpful. They adapted to each of us.

The friendly, supportive MSCS department at PNW gave me the opportunity to study beyond the standard mathematics major curriculum and get accepted to the mathematics PhD program at Purdue University in West Lafayette.

Tyler Billingsley
Mathematics, Hobart

Meet the Faculty

Alain Togbe, Ph.D.

Alain Togbe, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics

Alain Togbe’s research is in number theory (mathematics). Particularly, he works on diophantine problems. He has more than 140 papers published and accepted in very respected journals

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Earn a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Mathematics with a Concentration in Computational Mathematics at PNW

Purdue University Northwest’s computational mathematics concentration prepares you for careers based on the use of sophisticated computational, communication, and collaboration skills.

To see how a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics with a concentration in computational mathematics from PNW opens doors, from corporate boardrooms to non-profit leadership, take the next step today!

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