Applied & Computational Mathematical Sciences (ACMS)

College of Arts and Sciences

Applied and Computational Mathematical Sciences (ACMS) is a multidisciplinary BS degree program designed for students interested in the application of mathematical and computational concepts and tools to solve problems in government, industry and research. Depending on the curricular option, students can specialize in applications in biology, computer science, data science, economics, engineering, physical science and social science. The program is offered jointly by the Departments of Applied Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering, Mathematics, and Statistics.

Major category: Capacity-constrained

Curricular options: Biological & Life Sciences, Data Sciences & Statistics, Discrete Mathematics & Algorithms, Engineering & Physical Sciences, Mathematical Economics & Quantitative Finance, Scientific Computing & Numerical Algorithms, Social & Behavioral Sciences

Topic: Natural sciences, Computing

Applicant type


Freshmen can apply to the UW to begin autumn quarter or winter quarter (U.S. applicants only)

Read more about applying to the UW as a freshman, including details for programs that provide high school students with college credit (like Running Start).


Quarters of general admisson to UW: autumn / winter (U.S. applicants only) / spring / summer

Preparation for the major is a factor in transfer admission.

  • Use the information below to help you prepare for this degree
  • Visit MyPlan to run a degree audit.
  • Use the UW Equivalency Guide to find out how courses taken at a Washington state community or technical college will transfer to the UW.
  • UW college and school graduation requirements

Department admission information

  • Departmental application deadline: April 5 for Autumn/Summer
  • Please contact the department for details about the application process.

Read more about applying to the UW as a transfer student.

Career outcomes