Applied Mathematics

Applied Mathematics

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: January 1
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: $85
Intakes: September
International tuition: $58,920
Domestic tuition: $58,920

Program overview

The applied mathematics program is flexible and intensive. A student must take the required courses listed below, or prove equivalent standing, and then may elect the other courses from mathematics, computer science, physics, Earth and environmental sciences, biophysics, economics, business and finance, or other application fields. Each student tailors his or her own program in close collaboration with an adviser. He or she must also register for the applied mathematics seminar during both the junior and senior years. During the junior year, the student attends the seminar lectures for 0 points; during the senior year, he or she attends the seminar lectures as well as tutorial problem sessions for 3 or 4 points. While it is common for students in the program to go on to graduate school, many graduating seniors will find employment directly in industry, government, education, or other fields. Of the 27 points of elective content in the third and fourth years, at least 15 points of technical courses approved by the adviser must be taken. The remaining points of electives are intended primarily as an opportunity to complete the four-year, 27-point nontechnical requirement, but any type of course work can satisfy them. Transfers into the Applied Mathematics Program from other majors require a GPA of 3.0 or above, ad the approval by the Applied Mathematics Program Chair.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



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Secondary School Report An official high school transcript from all high schools attended One high school counselor’s recommendation and school profile The completed Mid-Year Report Standardized tests SAT or ACT Applicants may self-report their scores English proficiency examination score (if necessary) Teacher Recommendations These recommendations must come from teachers who taught you in academic disciplines For engineering applicants, one must come from a math or science teacher English Language Proficiency requirement: TOEFL 100 (Internet-based test) and 600 (paper-based test); IELTS minimum score of 7.0; DET (Duolingo English Test) minimum score of 120

Career opportunities

Students at Columbia University have a wide range of options for employment, including work-study programs, part-time jobs in university departments, internships both on and off campus, and teaching or research assistants. Career Centers in each School prepares graduating students to enter the job market.

Campus location

New York City , United States

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