Applied and Computational Mathematics

Personalize Your Career

Apply your mathematical knowledge and computer-modeling skills to solve some of the most relevant problems in the scientific community. Applied mathematicians and computational scientists are on the front lines of scientific and technological advancement in an array of fields. The following areas represent just a small number of the multiplying employment opportunities available to these professionals:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Climatology
  • Computer animation and digital imaging
  • Ecology
  • Engineering
  • Materials science

A concentration in applied and computational mathematics from Michigan Tech will provide you with a foundation to build your career upon, allowing you to specialize in practically any branch of science or technology. And a strong background in computer modeling will give you the tools to develop complex models that simulate everything from the weather to the beating of a heart.

Have you ever wondered how animators use algorithms to bring images to life and create award-winning movies that captivate their audiences, like Pixar’s UP and WALL-E? How does a shark’s hunting patterns take the shape of a fractal? How can mathematical modeling help surgeons decide which procedure is best for a heart patient or predict hurricane patterns, saving thousands of lives? These are just a few of the questions you might decide to tackle with a degree from Michigan Tech.