Why Study Applied Mathematics at New College?

Applied Mathematics at New College is both challenging and exciting. Working closely with faculty, you will have the chance not only to learn advanced mathematical methods but also to individually tailor your academic program to match your unique interests and needs. And well before graduation, you will be able to work on advanced material that students often encounter only in master's programs, thus giving you an advantage when it comes to graduate school and future employment.

applied Mathematics area of concentration

The Applied Mathematics Area of Concentration at New College is designed to provide students the foundations of mathematics and the skills needed to apply mathematics to real-world applications. The program offers students with strong analytical skills, technical abilities and hands-on experiences.

While this dynamic and fast growing field once had a heavy emphasis on physics, today at New College and around the world it combines the use of advanced mathematical methods in seeking answers to complex problems in the biological sciences, engineering and industry. Many New College students pursue an Applied Mathematics AOC all on its own, while others combine the major with studies in Biology, Physics, Economics and other concentrations in what we call a “slash” degree.


  • Karsten Henckell, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Chris Kottke, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Patrick T. McDonald, Professor of Mathematics; Director of Data Science Program
  • Eirini Poimenidou, Professor of Mathematics
  • Necmettin Yildirim, Professor of Mathematics; Soo Bong Chae Chair

    Recent Theses

    • Delay differential equation model for G-protein pathway dynamics
    • Mathematical modeling of protein synthesis with Autoregulation
    • Mathematical modeling of MAPK dynamics and signal adaptation
    • A systems biology approach to study differential regulation of MAPK dynamics
    • Mathematical modeling and optimal experimental design in systems biology


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Applied Mathematics Curriculum

View the requirements for an AOC in Applied Mathematics and see sample pathways to graduation.

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Undergraduate Program

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