# Computational Mathematics

## Overview

Computational mathematics programs teach people to use math to design and build computers.Computational mathematics programs include topics such as:

- Computer theory
- Computer modeling
- Cybernetics
- Binary structures
- Numerical analysis

### Concentrations

In computational mathematics programs students may be able to specialize in:

- Mathematics and computer science
- Computational science

### Schools

Community colleges and other two-year schools offer associate degree programs in computational mathematics. An associate degree usually takes two years to complete. After earning an associate degree students can transfer to a college or university for further study.

Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in computational mathematics. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

Several universities offer graduate degrees in computational mathematics. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.

See schools that offer this program.

## Related Educational Programs

- Applied Mathematics
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Programming
- Computer Science
- Database Administration
- Electrical, Electronics, and Communications Engineering
- Engineering Physics
- Engineering, General
- Mathematics
- Physics
- Statistics

## Related Careers

### Careers Directly Related to this Program of Study

### Other Careers Related to this Program of Study

- Aerospace Engineers
- Computer Programmers
- Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists
- Natural Sciences Managers
- Physicists
- Robotics Engineers
- Validation Engineers
- Video Game Designers

## Program Admission

You can prepare for this program by taking courses in high school that prepare you for college. This typically includes four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, and two years of science. Some colleges also require two years of a second language.

For this program, schools recommend that you know how to use a computer and the Internet.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

- Calculus
- Computer Science and Programming
- Physics
- Pre-Calculus
- Probability and Statistics

## Graduate Admissions

Admission to graduate programs is competitive. You need a bachelor's degree, good grades, and good test scores.

Additional requirements at some schools include:

- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General
- Letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
- Undergraduate major or significant course work in math, including calculus, linear algebra, and statistics

## Typical Course Work

### Program Courses

This undergraduate program typically includes courses in the following subjects:

- Applied Analysis
- Complex Analysis
- Computational Linear Algebra
- Computer Programming
- Differential Equations
- Modeling
- Nonlinear Equations
- Numerical Analysis
- Optimization
- Probability and Statistics
- Real Analysis
- Wavelet and Multi-Resolution Analysis

### Graduate Program Courses

Graduate programs that lead to a master's or doctoral degree typically include:

- Required courses
- Thesis (master's degree)
- Preliminary exams (doctoral degree only)
- Dissertation and dissertation defense (doctoral degree)

## Things to Know

Computational mathematics is often considered a concentration in applied mathematics.

## Schools

### King-Snohomish Area

#### Seattle University

- Computer Science--Mathematics

#### University of Washington - Seattle

- Applied & Computational Mathematical Sciences--Biological & Life Sciences
- Applied & Computational Mathematical Sciences--Scientific Computing and Numerical Algorithms

### Spokane Area

#### Gonzaga University

- Mathematics--Computer Science

### West Side Area

#### Western Washington University

- Mathematics/Computer Science