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Degrees Offered: Minor BA MS PhD

The Department of Applied Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences offers courses that focus on providing students with the mathematical tools and problem-solving strategies that are useful in science and engineering. The department offers a range of courses and research opportunities in many areas, including computational mathematics, mathematical biology, nonlinear phenomena, physical applied mathematics and probability and statistics.


Undergraduate Opportunities

The Department of Applied Mathematics offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in statistics and data science through the College of Arts and Sciences. The BA degree is designed with an emphasis on inter- and cross-disciplinary training, and is intended to prepare students for a wide range of careers in areas such as statistics, data analytics, data science, business, engineering, economics, public health, epidemiology, insurance, forestry, psychology, social justice and human rights.

The Department of Applied Mathematics offers a minor in applied mathematics and a minor in statistics. Declaration of a minor is open to any student enrolled at CU Boulder, regardless of college or school.

Undergraduate Degree Requirements


Graduate Studies

With internationally recognized faculty and a strong commitment to its graduate program, the Department of Applied Mathematics at CU Boulder strives to provide graduate students a high quality education and training in applied mathematics while preparing them for careers in industry, laboratories, and the academic professions.

Graduate Degree Requirements


Research Opportunities

The Department of Applied Math offers a broad range of undergraduate research opportunities funded by National Science Foundation grants, and students can gain professional exposure through the student chapter of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) on campus.

Working with faculty, applied math students have developed solutions to a variety of problems in fluids, dynamical systems, data analysis, networks, signal processing, math biology, math education and numerics. Applied math students also worked with faculty to develop the Mathematical Visualization Toolkit, an award­-winning online instructional tool that helps students better visualize calculus concepts.