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# Bachelor of Science in Computational Mathematics

Prepares students for a mathematical career that incorporates extensive computer science skills.

This major emphasizes the use of computers 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.

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Mathematicians use mathematical theory, computational techniques, algorithms, and the latest computer technology to solve economic, scientific, engineering, physics, and business problems. [Also see Career Overviews for Applied Mathematics, Software Engineering, and Computer Science]

(Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook)

Employment of mathematicians is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations. However, keen competition for jobs is expected. Employment of mathematicians is expected to increase by 16 percent during the 2010–20 decade. Advancements in technology usually lead to expanding applications of mathematics, and more workers with knowledge of mathematics will be required in the future. [Also see Career Overviews for Applied Mathematics, Software Engineering, and Computer Science]

(Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics O.O.H.)

BS-only: $62,932 (average); $55,000-$70,000 (range)

Statistics from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) for 2010-2011 graduates