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The CAMS program fosters interdisciplinary training, collaboration, and multi-disciplinary mentoring of students.

Our coursework prepares students well for careers in industry, science, academia, and the medical fields.

Hear from our current students and alumni in our brochure.CAMS Brochure

Students in our Computational & Applied Mathematics & Statistics (CAMS) Program develop skills in mathematical modeling, data analysis, and computer simulation. We offer two tracks of study:

  • Applied Statistics, offering students a strong foundation in Mathematics and Statistics and the application domain of Economics with courses chosen from Mathematics, Computer Science, and Economics.
  • Mathematical Biology, training students in mathematical modeling, analysis, and research in the biological sciences with students choosing courses balanced between the Mathematics, Biology, and Applied Science Departments.
Degree Programs

Our program is interdisciplinary, integrating courses from Applied Science, Biology, Economics, Mathematics, and Computer Science. Coursework and research experiences in CAMS provide a strong base to make important contributions to mathematics, industry, and the sciences.

See the Undergraduate Catalog to explore the complete list of CAMS courses for the Mathematical Biology Major, Mathematical Biology Minor, and the Applied Statistics Major.


The CAMS program fosters interdisciplinary training, collaboration, and co-mentoring of students.  There are multiple programs for potential sources of research funding for students.  Explore the research interests of our faculty in Mathematical Biology and Applied Statistics.

Student Activities

Several W&M student groups explore our field. For example, students read about the latest research in our BioMath Journal Club and compete in the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM).  There is also a student chapter of the American Statistical Association and Data Science.


Our graduates are well prepared for careers in mathematics, industry, and the sciences.  Many CAMS graduates have also pursued graduate study.  The Mathematical Biology Track has also been a successful program for Pre-Med students looking to attend medical school.

Talk to Us

Want to know more? Our current students and faculty want to connect with you.

  • Get an inside look: contact a current CAMS major
  • General program information: contact [[sldayx, Professor Sarah Day, Mathematics]]
  • Applied Statistics: contact [[riaci, Professor Ross Iaci, Mathematics]]
  • Mathematical Biology: contact [[mdlama, Professor Drew LaMar, Biology]] or [[lbshaw, Professor Leah Shaw, Mathematics]]
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