Computational Mathematical Sciences (BS)
Accelerated Program

New technologies, from smartphones to DNA sequencers, are changing the way people live, and the science behind these innovations owes a lot to computational mathematics.

This cutting-edge bachelor's degree program is a fusion of mathematics, science and computing. Students in the BS program in computational mathematical sciences learn how to translate problems in science and engineering into mathematical problems and solve them using computing algorithms. They develop strong problem-solving, analytical and programming skills as they work across diverse areas of science and mathematics.

Degree Offered

Computational Mathematical Sciences (BS)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of

Location
Tempe

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Career Outlook

In a recent study, mathematics, computer science, applied mathematics and statistics all ranked among the top 15 most valuable college majors in terms of salary and career prospects. The computational mathematical sciences program brings all these disciplines together.

A bachelor's degree in computational mathematical sciences is one of the most versatile math degrees, offering students many career options. The degree positions students for careers in computer technology, business, medical research, teaching and education, engineering and more. Some students pursue graduate opportunities in areas such as biophysics, economics, medicine, statistics and law. Diverse areas of study such as cancer modeling, weather forecasting and financial modeling all involve computational mathematical sciences.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Biostatisticians 33.8%$79,990
Business Intelligence Analysts 3.3%$83,410
Clinical Research Coordinators 3.3%$120,050
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other9.3%$62,330
Database Architects 3.3%$83,410
Computer Network Architects8.7%$98,430
Computer and Information Research Scientists10.7%$108,360
Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers 3.3%$83,410
Criminal Investigators and Special Agents-1.2%$79,870
Data Warehousing Specialists 3.3%$83,410
Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists 3.3%$83,410
Natural Sciences Managers 3.3%$120,050
Information Technology Project Managers 3.3%$83,410
Information Security Analysts 17.9%$88,890
Intelligence Analysts -1.2%$79,870
Mathematicians 21.4%$103,720
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 16.4%$65,190
Operations Research Analysts 30.2%$76,660
Software Developers, Systems Software 13%$102,880
Statisticians 33.8%$79,990

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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