Applied Mathematics, BS

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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.

Gain a deeper understanding of how mathematics, computing and statistics converge in real-world applications to be prepared for a career in finance, statistical analysis or data analysis.

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The BS in 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.

At A Glance

Applied Mathematics, BS

Required Courses

A major map outlines a major's critical requirements, courses, and optimal course sequence and aids students in remaining on track to graduation.

While circumstances vary between students and their paths towards graduation (utilizing placement testing to fulfill required math or foreign language courses, fulfilling multiple General Studies requirements with one course, etc.), completing the courses listed in a major map fulfills all of the requirements for graduation.

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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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
Bioinformatics Scientists8%$76,690
Biostatisticians 33.8%$84,060
Business Intelligence Analysts9.3%$88,510
Clinical Data Managers 33.8%$84,060
Natural Sciences Managers 9.9%$118,970
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education7.5%$59,170
Water Resource Specialists 9.9%$118,970
Mathematicians 29.7%$103,010
Molecular and Cellular Biologists8%$76,690
Statisticians 33.8%$84,060

* 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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