BS Applied Mathematics Major in Computational Science (BS AMC)
The BS Applied Mathematics in Computational Science (BS AMC) program provides students with both the solid grounding in undergraduate mathematics as well as the confidence and skill to use computers in professional computing. It shares in almost all the mathematical courses of the BS Mathematics Program but takes the focus of computing and seeks to develop in the students the ability to employ the computer to tackle a variety of scientific problems. The program is a good preparation for students who intend to pursue a career requiring the mix of mathematics and computers such as in computer programming, systems design and analysis, telecommunications networking, or for those who wish to pursue graduate studies in any quantitative field.
BS/M Applied Mathematics Major in Mathematical Finance (BS/M AMF)
Mathematical Finance is a flourishing area of modern science, which has rapidly developed into a substantial body of knowledge. The theory of finance has become increasingly mathematical to the point that problems in finance are now driving research in mathematics. Students of the five-year program will graduate with a BS Applied Mathematics Major in Mathematical Finance at the end of the fourth year and a Master of Applied Mathematics Major in Mathematical Finance at the end of the fifth year. The content and curriculum for the program have been worked out jointly with leading practitioners in the field to ensure relevance of the program. The program aims to produce graduates with rigorous foundation in mathematical modeling and economics of financial markets combined with keen knowledge of business practices that will enable them to enter competitively the pool of potential employees of investment banks and other financial institutions. Graduates can also pursue a higher research degree in mathematical finance.
The BS Mathematics program is designed to give the mathematics major a competitive edge in our society by providing a solid foundation in pure mathematics complemented by extensive exposure to the applications of mathematics in the areas of statistics, operation research, and actuarial science. The program sharpens the students’ analytic ability and develops certain distinctive habits of mind that have produced leaders in education, the insurance industry, the computer industry, banking and finance, and in the practice of law. Students of outstanding ability are invited by the Mathematics Department to join the Honors Program in their junior or senior year. There are also opportunities for participating in the research projects of the faculty.