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Applied Mathematics

Put math skills to real uses.

Stevenson's Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics prepares students for employment or further study at the graduate level.

  • Overview

    Overview

    Bachelor of Science

    The Applied Mathematics program provides an array of courses that build math skills. You will graduate with a solid background in mathematics and statistics and with the ability to use data to solve problems in various disciplines. As an Applied Mathematics major, you can customize your degree based on career goals and interests. Areas of focus include:

    • Actuarial science
    • Business and economics
    • Education
    • Social sciences
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Information systems

    Learning Outcomes

    • Demonstrate effective problem solving using techniques from calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, and probability and statistics.
    • Construct, analyze, and interpret mathematical and statistical models.
    • Use appropriate technology and software for problem solving and for mathematical and statistical modeling.
    • Use appropriate mathematical and/or statistical reasoning, logic and mathematical proof to support and justify results.
    • Communicate mathematical and/or statistical reasoning clearly in both written and oral formats.
    • Use, summarize, and analyze print and online mathematical and/or statistical resources.
    • Apply mathematical and/or statistical skills to a particular focus area or within the professional mathematics culture.

    Why Study Applied Mathematics?

    Applied Mathematics gives you the tools to contribute in many fields, from private business to public sector agencies. Graduates are likely to find career paths in a number of organizations and sectors, such as:

    • Federal and state agencies such as the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Social Security Administration.
    • Insurance and actuarial companies.
    • Banking and finance.
    • Quality control, manufacturing, and informatics.
    • Education.
  • Courses & Requirements

    Courses and Requirements

    The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson University core curriculum. Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.

    Some secondary requirements, which are noted by an asterisk (*) in the list below, can also be used to fulfill a core curriculum requirement. Courses with one or more pre- or co-requisites (or which require passing a proficiency or placement exam before enrolling) are listed in the course descriptions.

    Major Requirements

    • MATH 220 Calculus I *
    • MATH 221 Calculus II *
    • MATH 222 Calculus III
    • MATH 312 Mathematical Statistics I
    • MATH 313 Mathematical Statistics II
    • MATH 321 Introduction to Differential Equations
    • MATH 326 Linear Algebra
    • MATH 418 Mathematical Modeling

    Senior Capstones

    Select one:

    • MATH 450 Senior Research Capstone
    • MATH 455 Senior Internship Capstone
    • MATH 460 Senior Research Capstone
    • MATH 460H Honors Senior Research Capstone
    • MATH 465 Senior Internship Capstone
    • MATH 465H Honors Senior Internship Capstone

    ++ Students choosing one of the 9-credit senior capstone options can take one less upper level mathematics elective.

    Complete five additional MATH courses* at the 200-level or above, with at least three at the 300-400 level.

    Secondary Requirements

    • PHIL 104 Logic *
    • PHYS 215 General Physics I with Calculus *
    • PHYS 216 General Physics II with Calculus *
    • SCI 100 School of the Sciences New Student Seminar

    Complete five courses from another discipline(s), with at least two at the 300-400 level, chosen in consultation with the advisor. Some of these courses may fulfill core curriculum requirements.

    Applied Mathematics Resource Guide

  • Tracks & Minors

    Tracks and Minors

    Minor

    A minor is available in Applied Mathematics. Please see an academic advisor for more information. For specific information regarding minor requirements, please consult the minors section of the catalog.

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What Can You Do With This Degree?

Graduates of our Applied Mathematics program embark on many rewarding career choices, including:

• Actuary
• Business Analyst
• Database Administrator
• Teacher

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