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Applied Mathematics

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.

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Applied Math Minor

The undergraduate minor in applied mathematics requires students to complete five courses at the 3000 level or above, selected with the approval of the director of applied mathematics. 

Help with Applied Math

Applied math tutoring and peer tutoring are available through a variety of sources at no cost. APMA workshops are offered by teaching assistants through the program office, and tutoring is available through the Office of Undergraduate Programs.