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Computational Science Second Major

Computational methods are vital in science and engineering for experiments, simulation, analysis, and design. Our Computational Science degree is available as a second major and is a great complement to any degree.

A great second major or minor!

Requirements for a second major in Computational Science (71 credit hours)

The second major in Computational Science is open to all students. It requires 71 credit hours, including a 55 credit hour core and a 16 credit hour specialization. The courses used to satisfy the requirements in the Advanced Core may not be counted toward any other major or minor. All Computational Science programs of study are subject to approval by the Chair of the Computational Science Steering Committee

Research, Clubs, Careers

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As a math major, you can dive deep into your own research projects, on and off campus. 

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Careers and Graduate School

You'll find our math alumni in industry, graduate schools and at research institutes.

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Clubs and Activities

You can get involved in clubs, math competitions, and many other student organizations.


The math professors at Rose are just the best in the world, hands down.

- Ethan Petersen, Math, 2018

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David Rader

Dr. Rader joined Rose-Hulman in 1997 and earned the rank of full professor in 2011. He often teaches upper-level courses in probability, statistics, and operations research, and has authored or co-authored several journal articles, conference presentations and the textbook, Deterministic Operations Research: Models and Methods in Linear Optimization (2010). He has also contributed to the success of the Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal, where he has served as editor and assistant editor.