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Mathematics, Applied

Purdue University in West Lafayette

The scope of mathematics is widened through a bachelor of science degree in applied mathematics.

A comprehensive curriculum in applied and computational mathematics lets students learn from and work with faculty conducting both fundamental research and scientific/engineering applications, often in the Center for Computational & Applied Mathematics.

Research topics include mathematical biology and mathematical neuroscience, computational fluid dynamics, mathematical finance, earthquake prediction and modeling of seismicity.

Plan of Study

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Transfer to Mathematics, Applied

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Additional Requirements: Completion of at least one semester of college-level calculus equivalent to MA 16100 or MA 16500 with a grade of C or higher.

Contact Information

Director of Recruiting, College of Science
(765) 494-1990

College of Science

Careers in Mathematics, Applied

A career in applied mathematics is more than just crunching numbers. It's being able to use mathematics to solve real-life problems and make an impact in the world.

  • Analytics and forecasting organizations
  • Engineering research organizations
  • Energy systems firms
  • Academic institutions and research institutes
  • Chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Government labs, research offices and agencies

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