Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Scientific Computation Program - University of Maryland

Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation

Core Science Courses

Every Scientific Computation student is expected to apply computational methods in a science discipline. The core science courses are intended to provide students with a foundation in their chosen discipline. They must be graduate-level (600-level or above) core courses from a discipline outside Mathematics and Computer Science. (The word ``science" should be considered an abbreviation for ``physical science, life sciences, engineering, business, and social science".) Core science courses for the Scientific Computation program should be selected with the advice from the relevant science departments, subject to the approval of the Study Advisory Committee. Students planning their programs should make sure the courses they choose are being taught regularly. The following are examples of courses that might be appropriate as core science courses:


ASTR 600 Stellar Atmospheres
ASTR 605 Stellar Interiors and Evolution
ASTR 620 Galaxies
ASTR 640 Radiation and Plasma Processes
ASTR 670 Interstellar Matter


GEOL 614 Thermodynamics of Geological Processes
GEOL 641 Advanced Structural Geology
GEOL 646 Crustal Petrology

Fluid Dynamics

ENME 640 Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
ENME 641 Viscous Flow
ENME 642 Hydrodynamics

Atmospheric Sciences

AOSC 610-611 Dynamic Meteorology I and II
AOSC 620-621 Physical Meteorology I and II


PHYS 601 Theoretical Dynamics
PHYS 606 Electrodynamics
PHYS 622-625 Quantum Mechanics series


Applied Mathematics

Applied Statistics

Scientific Comptuation

Scientific Computation Concentration

SC Overview

SC Doctorate

SC Master's (Without Thesis)

SC Master's (With Thesis)

SC Certificate

SC Survival Guide  

SC Course Requirements

SC Course (Preliminary) Requirements

SC Core Courses

SC Core Science Coures

SC Application Courses


AM and SC Flowchart (interactive)

AS Flowchart (interactive)