The cadet who majors in applied mathematics obtains a sound basic education required for a career in the fields of Operations Research, statistics, or computational mathematics. Our approach emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach, extensive use of technology, and modeling of real world problems. A variety of positions in the military, government, industry, and business are available to a graduate with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics.
Cadets majoring in applied mathematics are also well prepared to continue their education at the graduate level in Operations Research, statistics, or applied mathematics.
Opportunities exist for cadets to participate in summer undergraduate research programs at VMI and/or internships with governmental analytical agencies or in the private sector. Recently cadets have taken internships at Los Alamos National Laboratory, TRADOC Research and Analysis Center, and SAIC.
Mathematics staff members serve as curricular advisers to aid majors in planning their degree programs. Normally, the same adviser approves a major's program each semester and advises the cadet throughout the entire cadetship.
Department of Applied Mathematics
Department Head: Colonel Siemers
Requirements for a major in applied mathematics are specified in Applied Mathematics .
Note: All cadets must have at least six hours of mathematics. MA 114 does not fulfill a mathematics requirement and cannot be used as elective credit.HONORS PROGRAM
Coordinator: Colonel Robert McDonald
For information pertaining to the Institute Honors Program, please see Special Programs .