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 located in Small 108 and is run by a team of graduate teaching assistants. Please contact your instructor for your GTA's office hour schedule in the workshop.

    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, Patrick JMT (Just Math Tutorials)  and Paul's Online Notes very helpful. If you have other favorite sites that help you learn and understand math, please let us know!

  • TA and 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 a student interested in working as a grader for an APMA (Applied Mathematics) course in the Fall 2022 semester, please click on one of the links below. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. The deadline for Fall applications is August 12th, 2022 (but there is no guarantee that positions will still be available at that point). 

    Please take note of the following:

    1. If your duties will include assisting the instructor in the classroom, a one credit course is required:  APMA 3501 (for Undergraduate TAs) or APMA 6548 (for Masters TAs).  However, if you have already taken the course, you don’t need to take it again.
      This requirement only applies to graders hired for the Fall or Spring semester.  APMA 3501/6548 isn't offered during the Summer, so graders hired for a Summer session aren't required to take it.

    2. Once you receive an offer for a TA position, you will receive several onboarding tasks in Workday, and you will need to complete all steps of onboarding before beginning work.


    Undergraduate Teaching Assistants and Graders:  APMA UTA/Grader Application / Fall 2022

    Masters Teaching Assistants and Graders:  APMA MTA/Grader Application / Fall 2022


  • WeBWorK Courses / Spring 2022