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Salary and Career Info

Computational Mathematics BS

RIT’s computational mathematics major emphasizes problem-solving using mathematical models to identify solutions in business, science, engineering, and more.

Program skills

Students focus on graph theory, matrix, linear, and abstract algebra. Coursework in areas of analysis including calculus, differential equations, real variables, and probability.

  • Computer Skills: Languages: C++, Java, Python
  • Software: LaTeX, Mathematica, MATLAB, Maple, Minitab
  • Operating Systems/Environments: UNIX, VMS, Mac OS, Windows

Program facilities equipment

Students have access to programming and statistical and simulation languages, graphics software and design tools on a variety of platforms. Symbolic computation and statistical laboratories are also available.

Program job titles

Data Scientist; Software Engineer; Research Scientist; Game Designer

Select program hiring partners

Visa, Inc.; Raymond James; Merentis GmbH; Krikey; Gartner, Inc; Excellus BlueCross BlueShield; Department of Defense; Apple; FujiFilm North America Corp; Google Inc; IP.com; M&T Bank; MassMutual; Obsidian Systems


Outcome Rates for Computational Mathematics BS

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. 

Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. Science co-ops include a range of hands-on experiences, from co-ops and internships and work in labs to undergraduate research and clinical experience in health care settings. These opportunities provide the hands-on experience that enables you to apply your scientific, math, and health care knowledge in professional settings while you make valuable connections between classwork and real-world applications.

Although cooperative education is optional for computational mathematics students, it may be used to fulfill the experiential learning component of the program. Students have worked in a variety of settings on problem-solving teams with engineers, biologists, computer scientists, physicists, and marketing specialists.

National Labs Career Events and Recruiting

The Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education offers National Labs and federally-funded Research Centers from all research areas and sponsoring agencies a variety of options to connect with and recruit students. Students connect with employer partners to gather information on their laboratories and explore co-op, internship, research, and full-time opportunities.  These national labs focus on scientific discovery, clean energy development, national security, technology advancements, and more. Recruiting events include our university-wide Fall Career Fair, on-campus and virtual interviews, information sessions, 1:1 networking with lab representatives, and a National Labs Resume Book available to all labs.