The advent of the computer has enabled new applications: studying and using the new computer technology itself (computer science) to study problems arising in other areas of science (computational science) as well as the mathematics of computation (for example,

*theoretical**computer**science*, computer algebra, numerical analysis).*Statistics*is probably the most widespread mathematical science used in the social sciences, but other areas of mathematics, most notably economics, are proving increasingly useful in these disciplines. Academic institutions are not consistent in the way they group and label courses, programs, and degrees in applied mathematics.