When you study in the Department of Applied Mathematics you can choose from a variety of programs depending on your own interests and career goals.
Applied Mathematics (AMATH)
The standard Applied Mathematics program incorporates the foundational courses while permitting maximum flexibility in choice of specialized upper year courses and electives.
Applied Mathematics with specializations
These programs are designed for students who want to focus their studies by developing a second area of expertise. Each of these incorporates the standard AMATH program, together with seven courses in the indicated discipline:
Applied Mathematics/Biology specialization
Designed for students with interests in the life sciences, such as cell biology, molecular biology, and biomedicine.
Applied Mathematics/Economics specialization
Combines Applied Mathematics with key courses in economics.
Applied Mathematics/Physics specialization
Strengthens your knowledge of physics as an area of application of mathematics, but has much less of a concentration in physics than the Mathematical Physics program.
Applied Mathematics with Engineering specializations
Specializations in Fluids and Heat, Communication and Control, or Heat and Mass Transfer. Learn the language of engineering - how to communicate and work with engineers - as part of your education in Applied Mathematics.
If your interests are focused on the theoretical/mathematical side of physics then this is the program for you. Mathematical Physics combines the standard AMATH program with a strong foundation in Physics.
Applied Mathematics with Scientific Computing
All AMATH programs incorporate an introduction to the use of computers for analyzing mathematical models. Scientific Computation/Applied Mathematics combines the standard AMATH program with a strong foundation in Scientific Computation. In upper year courses you will investigate mathematical models in a broad range of areas such as oceanography, weather forecasting, nuclear engineering, and computational finance.
Double the value of your degree!
The AMATH program may be combined with other departmental programs to give you two majors. Two popular combinations are:
- Applied Mathematics/Computer Science
- Applied Mathematics/Pure Mathematics