Undergraduate Program Overview


The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics is devoted to the study and development of mathematical disciplines especially oriented to the complex problems of modern society.  A broad undergraduate curriculum emphasizes six branches of modern applied mathematics.

  • Probability: the science of mathematical representation and modeling of uncertainty
  • Statistics: the science of extracting information from data
  • Discrete Mathematics: the science of finite structures, arrangements, and relations
  • Scientific Computation: the science of using computers to model complex systems
  • Operations Research/Optimization: the science of design, analysis, and improvement of actual operations and processes as well as determining best or optimal decisions
  • Financial Mathematics: the science of modeling and analysis of financial markets


The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics offers either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. An undergraduate student must meet the general requirements of the School of Engineering, as well as departmental requirements.

The department also offers a minor in Applied Mathematics and Statistics for any students majoring in any department of the School of Engineering or the School of Arts and Sciences.

In addition, the department offers a combined Bachelor’s-Master’s program under which undergraduates may be admitted early to concurrent graduate work.


Student Outcomes


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