Applied Mathematics Minor

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UC Merced Applied Mathematics Program

Mathematics has been a central feature of humanity’s intellectual achievements over the past several centuries. It is well established that mathematics provides the underlying framework to develop theory in the physical sciences and engineering. Moreover, mathematics is becoming increasingly important in the development of new knowledge in the social sciences and life sciences. These new application areas for applied mathematical sciences are undergoing remarkable growth.

The Applied Mathematics minor gives students an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of modeling, analysis and scientific computing that make up the foundation of applied mathematics. The Applied Mathematics minor may be useful to students seeking to strengthen their educational experience in their major through building additional skills in quantitative reasoning and problem solving.