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
    Meiqin Li, Applied Math
    Hui Ma, Applied Math
    Manouchehr Mohajeri, Applied Math
    Diana Morris, Applied Math
    Stacie Pisano, Applied Math
    Megan Ryals, Applied Math
    Eduardo Socolovsky, 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 check this page periodically for updated schedules.

    Office hours for:

    1110, 2120, 2130, 2131 & 2512     3080, 3100, 3110 & 3120     3140, 4501, 5070 & 6430


    Tutoring is also offered to students through various organizations:

    Free On-Demand Tutoring

    UVA Engineering provides free, scheduled on-demand tutoring with student tutors. This service is a great supplement to class and office hours. We recommend you use tutoring early and often. Whether you're trying to catch up or get ahead, complete homework or study for a test, on-demand tutoring can help.

    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!

  • Grader Opportunities

    IMPORTANT: significant changes to the selection/hiring process have been made recently.  Therefore, it’s important that you carefully read the following, even if you’ve worked as a grader before.

    If you are interested in working as a grader for an APMA (Applied Mathematics) course this Spring, please click on the following link:  APMA Grader Application for Spring 2019.

    Please take note:

    1. If your duties will include assisting the instructor in the classroom, a one credit course is required:  APMA 3501 (Teaching Methods for Undergraduate TAs).  However, if you have already taken APMA 3501, you don’t need to take it again.
    2. If you have not been employed with the University before, you will be contacted to sign-up for and attend an on-boarding session.  Representatives at the on-boarding session will be available to help you complete section II of the I-9 form as well as provide information regarding self-service, submitting time-cards, and getting paid.  You can view the on-boarding schedule at Sign-up Genius.  If you are currently (or were previously) employed by the university and don’t need to complete the I-9 form, you won’t be required to attend an on-boarding session.


    Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and the deadline for submitting your application is November 9th.