Applied Mathematicians model the behaviour of phenomena in the natural or social sciences in order to understand them and make predictions. The phenomena occur in such widely differing areas as the dispersal of pollutants in the environment, the flow of blood in arteries, interactions among subatomic particles, and the behaviour of financial markets. These are all studied in the Department of Applied Mathematics.
To become an Applied Mathematician you should develop a strong grounding in useful mathematics, skill in using computational methods, and a knowledge of some area in the natural or social sciences that you are interested in modelling. Each of the programs described below is designed to combine these three basic features: applicable mathematics, numerical and computational methods, and area of application. They differ in the balance among these three and in areas of application.
If you are interested in pursuing such possibilities, you should consult a counsellor in the Department of Applied Mathematics. You may find that there is a program here that suits your interests immediately. Alternatively, the programs as described here can be altered with the consent of the Department if certain course substitutions are better suited for your particular career objective.