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.
Math Professor Advises on Policy in DoD Fellowship
Associate Math Professor Jessica Libertini spent almost a year working with the Department of Defense as part of a fellowship matching scientists and engineers with public policy.