Program Description

When people think of mathematics, they often think of what would be termed applied mathematics. This would constitute the mathematics involved in building bridges, establishing cyber security measures, and analyzing data just to name a few of the areas of application. The Associate of Applied Science in Computational Mathematics provides excellent preparation for future study in the areas of mathematics, statistics, and computer science, as well as being good training for students wishing to pursue professions that require a strong mathematical and coding/programming background.  Students in this degree program will hone their mathematical skills, grapple with concepts in formal logic, and develop beginning to intermediate programming skills.

Career and Educational Advancement Opportunities

The Associate of Applied Science in Computational Mathematics degree provides students with the foundational coursework needed to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, and/or Computational Mathematics. A student who completes this degree would also be prepared to enter jobs that require two years of college mathematics and competence in programming languages.  Developing mathematical competence and computer programming skills gives students a solid background for jobs in a variety of fields including engineering, data analysis, cyber security, and many of the sciences. Students may also prepare to teach as a career and this degree program provides those students some of the courses needed for special endorsements.

Contact and Advising Information

Information about the Associate of Applied Science in Computational Mathematics degree program is available from the Advisement Center at 505.925.8560 or, or the Academic Affairs Office at 505.925.8600.