Applied Mathematics, BS

The Applied Mathematics program provides a deeper understanding of how mathematics, computing and statistics converge in real-world applications, preparing students for careers in finance, statistical analysis, and data analysis.

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences offers a BS degree in applied mathematics in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at ASU's West campus.

Applied mathematics is an interdisciplinary program that provides a broad and rigorous foundation in applied mathematics. It includes a foundation in computing and statistics as well as both theoretical and applied mathematics.

The program emphasizes quantitative problem-solving and critical thinking through courses that expose students to a variety of mathematical theories, techniques and applications currently used by analysts and researchers in government, industry and nonprofit organizations.

Program Offered

Applied Mathematics, BS

Offered by
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences


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Career Outlook

Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in industry, finance, government, nonprofit organizations and education. They also may pursue advanced degrees in the mathematical sciences (e.g., mathematics, statistics and computer science), and their career interests would suggest the appropriate degree tracks and choice of courses, such as:

  • applied mathematical networks
  • financial mathematics
  • general applied mathematics
  • mathematical biology
  • operations research

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Actuaries 18.1%$96,700
Bioinformatics Scientists -0.4%$74,720
Biostatisticians 33.8%$79,990
Business Intelligence Analysts 3.3%$83,410
Clinical Data Managers 33.8%$79,990
Clinical Research Coordinators 3.3%$120,050
Education Teachers, Postsecondary9.1%$59,720
Natural Sciences Managers 3.3%$120,050
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.8%$56,310
Water Resource Specialists 3.3%$120,050
Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other5.7%$66,560
Mathematical Technicians-12.6%$54,140
Mathematicians 21.4%$103,720
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 16.4%$65,190
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.9%$54,940
Molecular and Cellular Biologists -0.4%$74,720
Statisticians 33.8%$79,990

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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