The CAM program provided me with a fantastic preparation for applied math research. As a CAM student I took a series of memorable classes in linear algebra, optimization, probability, and real analysis. Due to the flexibility of CAM, I was able to follow my interests and pursue graduate courses in geophysics as well as math. I can't recommend the program and the faculty highly enough.
I'm currently a Ph.D. student at the Courant Institute of Mathematics, developing and analyzing Monte Carlo methods in scientific computing. The CAM program prepared me to quickly complete my preliminary exams and begin research immediately upon coming to Courant.