Applied Mathematics

Applied mathematics is a discipline devoted to the use of mathematical methods and reasoning to solve real-world problems of a scientific or decision-making nature in a wide variety of subjects, principally (but not exclusively) in engineering, medicine, the physical and biological sciences, and the social sciences. Applied mathematical modeling often involves the use of systems of ordinary or partial differential equations to describe and predict the behavior of complex real-world systems that unfold dynamically in time.

Meet the people from the UCSC Applied Math Department

Meet people in Applied Mathematics.

Applied Math Research at UCSC

Learn about the research being conducted within our department.

Degree Programs
Applied Math Degree Programs at UCSC

Learn about the Graduate and Undergraduate programs in Applied Mathematics.

Applied Mathematics B.S. at
UC Santa Cruz

Graduate Programs in Applied Mathematics at UC Santa Cruz

Scientific Computing and Applied Mathematics M.S. at UC Santa Cruz

Interviews with
Graduate Students


Each department is gaining at least one new faculty member this academic year, furthering the school’s effort to expand and diversify course offerings and research opportunities.
Applied mathematics postdoc Adrian Fraser builds on his physics doctoral work to seek answers to puzzling astrophysics phenomena.