Applied mathematics is the application of mathematical methods by different fields, such as science, engineering, business, computer science, and industry. Thus, applied mathematics is a combination of mathematical science and specialized knowledge.
Studying Applied Mathematics at VMI provides a foundation for careers in operations research, statistics, or computational mathematics found in military, government, and private business and industry sectors.
There are numerous opportunities for applied math majors to gain hands-on experience including, the Applied & Industrial Mathematics (AIM) program and internships with agencies including the Center for Army Analysis, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Labs, MIT Lincoln Labs, and NASA.
All new and appointed cadets are required to take a math placement test before starting classes at VMI.
Degrees and Programs
Major(s): Applied Mathematics
Degree(s): Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
The cadet who majors in applied mathematics obtains a sound basic education required for a career in the fields of operations research, statistics, and computational mathematics. The department emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach, extensive use of technology, and modeling of real-world problems. A variety of positions in the military, government, industry, and business, is available to a graduate with a B.S. in applied mathematics.
Math That Matters Deepens Cadet Engagement
The Applied Mathematics department began offering a new course sequence last year for cadets whose majors do not require calculus but still need some math.
Cadet Participates in Navy Project at Johns Hopkins
Demetra Protogyrou '19 spent the summer of 2018 working on a U.S. Navy project at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory.