Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Bachelor’s Degree

Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Bachelor’s Degree

Mathematics is Everywhere. Embrace the Challenge.

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Statistics program at Colorado School of Mines prepares students to design and implement solutions to practical, real-world problems in science, engineering and many other fields.

To help our students find the path that aligns with their interests, our program offers two areas of emphasis: statistics and computational and applied mathematics. Students who focus on computational and applied mathematics will gain experience in mathematical modeling, applied analysis, development and analysis of numerical algorithms and using mathematical software. Students who focus on statistics will gain a thorough foundation in applied statistics, data science and probability.

Following graduation, our students are well equipped to analyze and interpret data, design experiments and surveys, model randomness and variability and determine informed decisions under uncertainty. In addition to an in-depth math curriculum, students can delve into another discipline—from biochemistry to computer science to physics—via a minor or area of special interest.

Learn more about our program here: Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics website.

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1 program with emphasis on CAM or statistics Participate in active student groups, including Math Club and Society of Women in Math (SWIM)


The applied mathematics and statistics program supports undergraduate students seeking degrees in Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Students choose an area of emphasis in either computational and applied mathematics (CAM) or statistics (STAT). 

Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM)

Students gain experience in mathematical modeling, applied analysis, the development and analysis of numerical algorithms and the use of mathematical software.

Substantial focus is placed on the development of practical applications and techniques to enhance the competitiveness of our students to a wide range of employment opportunities including careers in computer programming, systems analytics, finance, national laboratories, academia and in industry. 


Statistics provides quantitative methods for analyzing and interpreting data, designing experiments and surveys and determining informed decisions under uncertainty and modeling randomness and variability.

Applied Mathematics & Statistics Curriculum


Areas of Special Interest

  • Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM)
  • Statistics (STAT)
  • Mathematical Sciences

Minors Available 

  • Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM)
  • Statistics (STAT)
  • Mathematical Sciences

Type of organizations hiring mathematicians and computational scientists:

  • Academic institutions and research institutes
  • Aerospace and transportation equipment manufacturers or service providers
  • Analytics and forecasting organizations
  • Chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Communications services providers
  • Computer information and software firms; established or start-ups
  • Consumer products companies
  • Energy systems firms
  • Electronics and computer manufacturers
  • Engineering research organizations
  • Financial service and investment management firms
  • Government labs, research offices and agencies
  • Insurance companies
  • Medical device companies
  • Producers of petroleum and petroleum products

Growing fields to consider when looking into AMS careers: 

  • Data Science
  • Systems Biology
  • Data Mining and Data Privacy
  • Materials Science
  • Computer Animation and Digital Imaging
  • Finance and Economics
  • Ecology/Epidemiology/Environment
  • Climatology


As one of the nation’s top engineering and applied science universities, Colorado School of Mines is a clear choice for students interested in applied mathematics & statistics.

Why study Applied Mathematics & Statistics at Mines? Just take a look:

  • Focus on a degree track in computational and applied mathematics or statistics
  • Combined BS and MS program to earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in roughly five years
  • Hands-on lab work and learning opportunities
  • Engage in meaningful departmental connections, such as our Kernel Club and regular colloquia
  • Showcase your skillset for potential employers with our senior capstone project


While not always evident, mathematics and statistics play essential roles in practically every industry and professional field. As a result, our students have gone on to exciting careers in a variety of industries, including engineering, technology and finance. While many of our students transition into public and private careers, many also choose to continue their education by attending graduate school. 

With an undergraduate degree in applied mathematics and statistics, some common career paths include: 

  • Financial analyst
  • Mathematician
  • Actuary
  • Computer programmer
  • Market researcher
  • Operations research analyst 

And more. With your BS in Applied Mathematics & Statistics from Mines, you’ll have the skillset, knowledge and inspiration to shape your own future. 


Dr. Brennan Sprinkle

Dr. Brennan Sprinkle

Dr. Brennan Sprinkle returns as an Assistant Professor to Mines where he earned both his BS and MS degrees in Applied Mathematics & Statistics. Before returning to Mines, Dr. Sprinkle earned his PhD from Northwestern University and completed his postdoc at the Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences. 

Dr. Sprinkle’s research interests include Brownian dynamics, computational fluid dynamics and simulating actin suspensions and fiber networks.

Philip Emmette

Philip Emmette

The AMS department is a great community to be a part of. The faculty is really helpful and caring, the courses available are flexible and the department is smaller so you really get hands-on, one-on-one support. I really feel like Mines is setting me up for success in the future.

Philip Emmette
Applied Mathematics and Statistics Student

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