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Applied Mathematics Certificate

Certificate Description 

Because today's businesses depend upon your ability to analyze and interpret data you need the knowledge and technical skills to make decisions that stand up to scrutiny from your supervisors, clients, and customers. Graduate study in applied mathematics can provide you the tools you need to be confident that your projects are backed by proven methodology, a solid plan, and strong data-driven assessments.

As a student in the Applied Mathematics Certificate program, you can increase your understanding of mathematical models while you train on industry-standard software packages such as Maple, Matlab, and Mathematica. The program blends practical and theoretical analysis and will give you the tools and knowledge you need to handle and analyze data/modeling problems for your organization.

Students must possess graduate standing to enroll in the Applied Mathematics Certificate Program. To receive the Certificate in Applied Mathematics, students must have an average GPA in certificate courses of 3.0 and no grade below a "C."

Any graduate or post-graduate student wanting to enrich his/her data-analysis and analytical abilities and gain a greater knowledge of mathematical methods and analysis can apply for the certificate program. Each of the Applied Mathematics courses can be used to meet requirements for the MS degree in Mathematical Sciences. In addition, those graduates or post-graduates holding technical degrees might want to further develop their own career opportunities with an Applied Mathematics certificate and perhaps ultimately with an MS in Mathematical Sciences.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Formulate, solve, and deconstruct complex problems involving mathematics and scientific reasoning
  • Compare and identify several potentially appropriate mathematical methods of solution
  • Use precision and logical rigor to make both concrete and abstract conclusions
  • Implement mathematical theory in applied contexts using technology
  • Solve industry-related problems and apply curriculum mathematics
  • Develop effective models of real-world phenomena in the context of solving real-world problems
  • Disseminate critically reasoned results from course or research projects via oral and written communication