Undergraduate StudyDual Majors
Many engineering sciences and applied mathematics undergraduates pursue double majors with another engineering or science degree. This potent combination prepares the student for a career in research, establishes a solid foundation for graduate studies in applied mathematics or other chosen discipline, and can provide excellent preparation and credentials for careers in science and engineering that require a high level of math sophistication.
Students entering McCormick with enough advanced placement credit find they are able to complete the requirements for the double major within four years.
The most common double major combinations with applied mathematics are from within the McCormick School of Engineering: chemical engineering, industrial engineering, biomedical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, computer science, and electrical engineering.
Double majors in which the other major is outside the McCormick school are also possible. In recent years students have combined their applied mathematics major with majors in mathematics, mathematical methods in the social sciences, or economics, which are offered in the Weinberg School of Arts and Sciences.
Planning to complete both degrees is generally done on an individual basis for each student. Daniel Abrams and Hermann Riecke in the Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics have considerable experience in helping students obtain the double major that is right for them.