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Salary and Career Info

Computational Mathematics BS

The computational mathematics degree 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 reported

Data Scientist; Software Engineer; Research Scientist; Game Designer

Select program hiring partners

Apple, Aristocrat Gaming Technologies, BlocWatch, FujiFilm North America Corp, Google Inc, Infiswift Technologies, IP.com, LendingPoint Inc., M&T Bank, MassMutual, Obsidian Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Ticom Geomatics - A CACI, Inc. Subsidiary, Vertex, Inc.


Outcome Rates

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 83.30%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 83.30%
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 Fair

Hosted by RIT’s Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education, the National Labs Career Fair is an annual event that brings representatives to campus from the United States’ federally funded research and development labs. These national labs focus on scientific discovery, clean energy development, national security, technology advancements, and more. Students are invited to attend the career fair to network with lab professionals, learn about opportunities, and interview for co-ops, internships, research positions, and full-time employment.