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Computational Mathematics


Computational mathematics programs teach people to use math to design and build computers.

Computational mathematics programs include topics such as:


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


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.

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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:

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:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

This undergraduate program typically includes courses in the following subjects:

Graduate Program Courses

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

Things to Know

Computational mathematics is often considered a concentration in applied mathematics.


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