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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.
Computational Mathematical Sciences (BS)
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
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.
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:
|Business Intelligence Analysts||3.3%||$83,410|
|Clinical Research Coordinators||3.3%||$120,050|
|Postsecondary Teachers, All Other||9.3%||$62,330|
|Computer Network Architects||8.7%||$98,430|
|Computer and Information Research Scientists||10.7%||$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|
|Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary||16.4%||$65,190|
|Operations Research Analysts||30.2%||$76,660|
|Software Developers, Systems Software||13%||$102,880|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).