# Applied Mathematics

Baskin Engineering

(831) 459-2158

engineering.ucsc.edu

## Programs Offered

Scientific Computing and Applied Mathematics Contiguous Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathway

Scientific Computing and Applied Mathematics M.S.

Scientific Computing Designated Emphasis

Applied mathematics is a discipline devoted to the use of mathematical methods and reasoning to solve real-world problems of a scientific or decision-making nature in a wide variety of subjects, principally (but not exclusively) in engineering, medicine, the physical and biological sciences, and the social sciences.

The Applied Mathematics Department at UC Santa Cruz offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Applied Mathematics, Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs in Applied Mathematics, and a M.S. program in Scientific Computing and Applied Mathematics (SciCAM). The department also offers a Designated Emphasis in Scientific Computing, and an undergraduate minor in Applied Mathematics.

Additional information on these programs can be found on the department’s website.

## Undergraduate Program

The Department of Applied Mathematics offers a B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics. The goal of the program is to prepare students for careers in industry (usually in research and development) or academia (either in teaching and/or in research at university or governmental laboratories or agencies). The program can be a terminal degree, or can be used to prepare students for graduate school in applied mathematics or related fields.

## Graduate Program

The Department of Applied Mathematics offers M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Applied Mathematics, as well as a M.S. program in Scientific Computing and Applied Mathematics (SciCAM), and a Designated Emphasis in Scientific Computing.

The goal of the Applied Mathematics graduate program is to help students develop into independent scholars who are prepared for productive careers in research, teaching, and industry. The M.S. degree may be used as a terminal degree or as the first step toward the associated Ph.D. degree.

The goal of the SciCAM M.S. program is primarily to prepare students interested in scientific computing for productive careers in industry. However, it also serves as excellent preparation for students who prefer to pursue an academic career and wish to transfer into a Ph.D. program later, either in scientific computing/applied mathematics, or in a field related to their undergraduate degree.