Applied mathematics is a broad field that has grown to include a wide variety of subjects - statistics, biomathematics, cryptography, scientific computation, mathematical modeling, economics, financial mathematics, operations research and engineering. It provides a foundation in the mathematical techniques used in these subjects and trains the student to use these skills in real world problems. For students who prefer academic research, this concentration will prepare them for graduate study in applied math, as well as many other different fields.
Applied mathematicians and computational scientists work for federal and state governments, the military, financial services, scientific research and development services, and consulting services specializing in management, science, and technology. Software publishers, insurance companies, aerospace, pharmaceutical, and other manufacturing companies also employ applied mathematicians and computational scientists. Many also work in academia, teaching the next generation and developing innovations through their own research.
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