Computational Mathematical Sciences  (Minor)

How do scientists use math to represent the behavior of objects and systems in the real world? Get answers to that question plus a strong foundation in critical analysis and analytical ability that can prepare you to work in a wide variety of fields including software development, governmental research, medical research, logistics and finance.

Program Description

The computational mathematical sciences minor offers a structured curriculum that includes a foundation in calculus with a focus on applied math. Students develop a framework of scientific computing and numerical analysis skills.

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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No

Program Requirements

GPA Requirement: 2.00

Incompatible Majors: BS in actuarial science; BS in applied mathematics; BS in computational mathematical science; BS in statistics; BS in data science; BA and BS in mathematics (including all concentrations); BAE in secondary education (mathematics)

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.

Enrollment Requirements

The minor in computational mathematical sciences consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours. Required courses are the following, for a total of 18-20 credit hours:

MAT 266 Calculus for Engineers II, MA (3) or MAT 271 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II, MA (4)
MAT 267 Calculus for Engineers III, MA (3) or MAT 272 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III, MA (4)
MAT 342 Linear Algebra (3) or MAT 343 Applied Linear Algebra (3)
MAT 420 Scientific Computing (3)
MAT 421 Applied Computational Methods, CS (3)
MAT 423 Numerical Analysis I, CS (3) or MAT 425 Numerical Analysis II, CS (3)

Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

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