Computational Mathematics Major
See the Computational Mathematics Major Sheet to view the required courses for this major.
Why study Computational Mathematics at Asbury University?
The Computational Mathematics major couples a strong emphasis on applied mathematics with the computational and programming skills necessary to solve practical problems. These skills are in high demand in the private sector and in government employment.
Asbury University’s Foundations trains you to connect your major with other disciplines and engage with multiple perspectives, while relationships with professors, camaraderie with your peers, and numerous opportunities for direct experience are what make your Christ-centered, student-focused Computational Mathematics studies at Asbury University unparalleled by big-box institutions. You will leave AU with a deep understanding of your field and the ability to approach it from any direction.
What is the Computational Mathematics major like?
The Computational Mathematics major allows you flexibility in choosing a minor area of study as an application of the computational and mathematical skills you learn in Math Department courses. Suggested minors range from the sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, or Computational Science emphasis) to Business Administration or Media Communication.
As a Computational Math major, you can expect to take courses like:
- Data Science
- General Physics
- Applied Mathematics
- Complex Analysis
In both introductory and upper division classes, the small class sizes ensure professors are available to answer your questions, leaving you ready for the steps ahead.
What can I do with a degree in Computational Mathematics?
This major prepares you to enter a career in industry, government, or business immediately upon graduation. Another option upon graduation is to enter graduate school in Computational Science, or related areas of Applied Mathematics such as:
- Management Science
- Operations Research
- Actuarial Science
- Computational Biology
What opportunities will I have outside of class?
- In math modeling competitions, such as COMAP and SCUDEM, you apply what you learn in class to real-world situations.
- Many Asbury students do internships with highly respected companies, and every year AU receives compliments about the quality, knowledge and work ethic of our students. Many of those students then receive scholarships for graduate school.
- You can request that a professor work with you directly as you prepare to present your research at the annual SEARCH Symposium and in other conferences across the nation. Some of the recent research our students have done:
- “Clean Energy Production Model for Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas” Harrison ’20
- “Modeling the Spread of Opiates Across Kentucky and Neighboring States” Sarah ’20