Rochester Institute of Technology

Academic Program Overviews

Student Skills & Capabilities, Salary Data, Career Information 

Computational Mathematics BS

Program Overview

The computational mathematics major combines the beauty and logic of mathematics with the application of today’s fastest and most powerful computers. The major uses computers as problem-solving tools to come up with mathematical solutions to real-world problems in engineering, operations research, economics, business and other areas of science. The skills you learn can be applied to everyday life, from computing security and telecommunication networking to routes for school buses and delivery companies. The computational mathematics major gives you a solid foundation in both mathematics and computational methods that you need to be successful in the field or in graduate school.

Computational mathematics prepares you for a mathematical career that incorporates extensive computer science skills. In this major, much emphasis is given to the use of the computer as a tool to solve mathematically modeled physical problems. Students often pursue positions as mathematical analysts, scientific programmers, software engineers, or systems analysts. Job opportunities in private industry and government abound in this field.

Degrees Awarded

  • Bachelor of Science in Computational Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Computational Mathematics & Master of Science in Computer Science (dual degree program)
  • Bachelor of Science in Computational Mathematics & Master of Science in Applied and Computational Mathematics (dual degree program)

Enrollment

  • Approximately 46 students are enrolled in this program

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Co-op is optional for this program
  • Minimum co-op requirement: 10 weeks
  • Co-op availability: Second-year summer through fourth-year spring

Salary Information

Co-op:     $23.77                     $15.00-$33.00
BS:           $65,000

Student Skills & Capabilities

  • Mathematically formulate, model and solve problems; able to learn new computer concepts/methods.
  • Computer Skills: Languages: C++, Java, Python
  • Software: LaTeX, Mathematica, MATLAB, Maple, Minitab
  • Operating Systems/Environments: UNIX, VMS, Mac OS, Windows
  • Focus on graph theory, matrix, linear, and abstract algebra. Coursework in areas of analysis including calculus, differential equations, real variables, and probability.

Equipment & Facilities

  • 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.

Job Titles

Data Analyst, Technical Support Engineer, Systems Optimization Engineer, Software Engineer

Significant Points

  • Combines the beauty and logic of mathematics with the application of today‚Äôs fastest and most powerful computers.
  • Uses computers as problem-solving tools to come up with mathematical solutions to real-world problems.
  • Skills learned can be applied to everyday life, from computing security and telecommunication networking to routes for school buses and delivery companies.
  • Provides a solid foundation in both mathematics and computational methods to be successful in the field or in graduate school.

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

NSA, MathWorks, Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Microsoft, Bausch & Lomb, Google, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Syracuse Research Corp, Intuit, Pratt & Whitney, Geico

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed. Feel free to contact Kris Stehler, the career services coordinator who works with the Computational Mathematics program. For your convenience, you can access information and services through our web site at www.rit.edu/careerservices.
 
Kris Stehler, Career Services Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 585.475.5468; 585.475.2301
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center . 57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY  14623-5603