Applied Math

Applied mathematics is a branch of mathematics that deals with mathematical methods that find use in science, engineering, business, computer science, and industry. Applied math is a combination of mathematical science and specialized knowledge. It is used to describe and solve practical problems by formulating and studying mathematical models. In the past, practical applications have motivated the development of mathematical theories, which then became the subject of study in pure mathematics where abstract concepts are studied for their own sake. The activity of applied mathematics is thus intimately connected with research in pure mathematics.

  • Applied Math Minor

    Students may request to minor in Applied Mathematics by filling out an Additional Major - Minor (Minor Declaration) form.

    A minor in Applied Mathematics for undergraduate students consists of five courses at the 3000 level or above, selected with the approval of the Director of Applied Mathematics. These courses must include at least two courses from APMA 3080, 3100, and 3140.

    Courses may be selected from APMA offerings as well as offerings in MATH and/or STAT in the College of Arts and Sciences, if they are not substantial duplicates of Engineering School courses already taken.

  • Faculty

    Monika Abramenko, Applied Math
    Bernard Fulgham, Applied Math
    Gianluca Guadagni, Applied Math
    James Lark, Applied Math
    Hui Ma, Applied Math
    Manouchehr Mohajeri, Applied Math
    Diana Morris, Applied Math
    Stacie Pisano, Applied Math
    Eduardo Socolovsky, Applied Math
    Daria Snider, Applied Math
    Julia Spencer, Applied Math

  • Tutoring

    Applied Math Workshop

    The APMA workshop is run by a team of graduate teaching assistants, and it is located in Thornton A238 on Mon-Thurs (typically 2:00 – 8:00 pm). Please periodically check this page for updated schedules.

    Workshop Schedule for APMA 1110, 2120, 2130, 2502, 2512

    Workshop Schedule for APMA 3080, 3100, 3110, 3120, 3140, 5070, 6430

    Tutoring is also offered to students through various organizations:

    Undergraduate Programs Office - Offers Academic Enrichment (peer sessions) for many subjects, including applied math. Please check with the Undergraduate Programs Office for updated schedules.

    Eta Kappa Nu - The Electrical Engineering Honor Society offers free tutoring in many APMA, CS, ECE, and PHYS courses for all SEAS students.

    External Online Resources

    Many students find sites like Khan Academy and Patrick JMT very helpful. If you have other favorite sites that help you learn and understand math, please let us know!

  • Applied Math Grader Opportunities

    Undergraduate students who are interested in working as a grader for an APMA (Applied Mathematics) course next academic semester should fill out the following form: APMA Grader Application.

    Once completed, please email your application to Cathy Willis with the following subject: APMA Grader Application. Without the correct subject heading, your email may be filtered as spam.

    Please take note:

    (1)          If your duties as grader include assisting the instructor in the classroom, you will be required to take a one credit course:  APMA 3501 (Teaching Methods for Undergraduate TAs). However, if you have already taken APMA 3501, you don’t need to take it again.

    (2)          Application deadlines for grading positions will be posted here periodically, so please check back.