Computational Mathematical Sciences, BS

At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No
  • Math Intensity: Substantial program math intensity substantial
  • Initial Math Course: MAT 270 - Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I

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Do you have a passion for math and a desire to apply it to practical challenges? As you discover applications of mathematics through the use of computational technology, you'll gain skills to solve today's most complex problems.

Program Description

This BS program in computational mathematical sciences is a fusion of mathematics, science and computing. Students in this program learn how to translate science and engineering problems into mathematical problems and solve them using computing algorithms.

Students develop strong problem-solving, analytical and programming skills as they work across diverse areas of science and mathematics. They have the opportunity to work with applied scientists in associated fields such as cancer modeling, seismic data interpretation, environmental modeling and weather forecasting, all of which involve computational mathematical sciences.

In addition to reviewing the guidelines in the Concurrent Program Options section below, students interested in pursuing concurrent or second baccalaureate degrees in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are advised to visit The College's website for more information and requirements.

Admission Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Freshman Transfer International Readmission

Transfer Options

ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use the Transfer Map search to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.

ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site:

Change of Major Requirements

A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.

Students should refer to for information about how to change a major to this program.

Flexible Degree Options

Accelerated program options

This program allows students to obtain both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years.
It is offered as an accelerated bachelor's and master's degree with:


Prepare to be a successful professional mathematician in business, industry or education. You'll receive a breadth of training that will broaden your knowledge in several fields of mathematics.

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Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students will be advised by their academic departments to apply.

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Career Outlook

According to (, mathematics and computer science rank among the top 25 college majors in terms of salary and job growth. The computational mathematical sciences program brings these disciplines together.

A bachelor's degree in computational mathematical sciences offers graduates many career options, including in:

  • business
  • computer technology
  • engineering
  • medical research
  • teaching and education

Some pursue graduate education in areas such as biophysics, economics, medicine, statistics and data science.

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:

Clinical Research Coordinators

  • Growth: 4.8%
  • Median Salary*: 144440
  Bright Outlook

Computer Network Architects

  • Growth: 3.5%
  • Median Salary*: 126900

Computer and Information Research Scientists

  • Growth: 22.7%
  • Median Salary*: 136620
  Bright Outlook

Information Security Analysts

  • Growth: 31.5%
  • Median Salary*: 112000
  Bright Outlook

Intelligence Analysts

  • Growth: 1.5%
  • Median Salary*: 86280


  • Growth: 2.2%
  • Median Salary*: 112110


  • Growth: 31.6%
  • Median Salary*: 98920
  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).

Global Opportunities

Global Experience

Students gain valuable experience through study abroad programs. They can tailor their program to their unique interests and skill sets, and gain hands-on experience. Whether in a foreign country, in the U.S. or online, students are able to build communication skills, are challenged to adapt and persevere, and are exposed to differences, enhancing their ability to work with diverse groups of people.

Each of the more than 300 Global Education program options available around the world provides students with the opportunity to develop a valuable skill set that can give them an advantage in their career, as well as personal enrichment.

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