Applied Mathematics Program Description

The applied mathematics major provides students with an array of courses that build math skills. Students graduate with a solid background in mathematics and statistics and with the ability to use data to solve problems in various disciplines. The critical thinking and analysis skills make applied mathematics majors highly employable in government, the private sector, and education.

In addition to the required mathematics courses, each student in the major will choose a minimum of five courses in another discipline, with at least two courses at the 300-400 level. This course work allows students to apply their mathematical knowledge to other disciplines. Suggested disciplines include courses related to actuarial science, biology, business, chemistry, economics, education, information systems and social sciences.

Each student in the major will also complete a senior capstone course, choosing either a research option or an internship option. Both options will enable students to apply their mathematical skills in the professional mathematics culture or to a discipline related to their interest.