Computational Mathematical Sciences (Minor)

At a Glance: program details

Minor Map

How do scientists use math to represent the behavior of objects and systems? Gain a strong foundation in critical analysis, and be prepared 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.

Program Requirements

The minor in computational mathematical sciences consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours. At least 12 credit hours must be completed at the upper-division level and all courses must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better.
Required Courses -- 18 credit hours
Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment 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 or the minor program. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor.

Career Outlook

A minor in computational mathematical sciences is one of the most versatile minors, offering students many potential career options. This minor assists in positioning students for careers in computer technology, business, medical research, teaching and education, engineering and more. 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.

Computer Systems Engineers/Architects

  • Growth: 9.7%
  • Median Salary*: 98740
  Bright Outlook

Financial Quantitative Analysts

  • Growth: 6.1%
  • Median Salary*: 73810
  Bright Outlook


  • Growth: 2.2%
  • Median Salary*: 112110

Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

  • Growth: 9.8%
  • Median Salary*: 99930
  Bright Outlook

Software Developers

  • Growth: 25.7%
  • Median Salary*: 127260
  Bright Outlook

* 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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