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Applied Mathematics

Put math skills to real uses.

Stevenson's Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics prepares students for employment in business, finance, government and industry.

  • 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 a wide variety of disciplines. As an Applied Mathematics major, you can customize your degree based on your personal career goals and interests. Areas of focus include:

    • General Mathematics
    • Actuarial Science
    • Business and Finance
    • Science

    What Will You Learn?

    • 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.

    A complete listing of learning outcomes for the Applied Mathematics program can be found in our Academic Catalog.
    Learning Outcomes

    Why Study Applied Mathematics?

    In collaboration with your faculty advisor and professors, you will develop the tools to contribute in many fields, from private business to public sector agencies. Depending on your interests, you will 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 firms
    • 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 Educational Experience (SEE).

    Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.

    Major Requirements

    • SCI 100 School of the Sciences New Student Seminar
    • 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
    • PHIL 415 Professional Ethics
    • PHYS 215 General Physics I with Calculus
    • PHYS 216 General Physics II with Calculus

    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.

    Complete five courses from another discipline(s), with at least two at the 300-400 level, chosen in consultation with the advisor.

    Last Updated: 3/17/2015

  • Tracks & Minors

    Tracks and Minors


    A minor in Mathematics is available. All course prerequisites must be met to be eligible to take the selected course for a minor. Please see an academic advisor for more information. Specific information regarding minor requirements may be found in the Academic Information section of the catalog.

    B.S. to M.S. Option

    The B.S. to M.S. option is available for students majoring in Applied Mathematics who wish to combine their bachelor's coursework with work toward a Stevenson University master's degree in forensic studies. Students choosing this option may earn their master's degree in as little as one year after their bachelor's degree. Interested students must formally apply for entrance into this B.S. to M.S. option in their junior year. Once admitted into this program, students develop an educational plan in consultation with their undergraduate and graduate advisors. For more information on this program see the School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog and Additional Enrollment Options in the Admissions section of the catalog.

    B.S. to M.A.T. Option

    The B.S. to M.A.T. option is available for students majoring in Applied Mathematics who wish to combine their bachelor's coursework with work toward a Stevenson University master's degree in teaching. Please see the School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog and Additional Enrollment Options in the Admissions section of the catalog for more information.

    Last Updated: 03/19/2015

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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
• Computer Science
• Database Administrator
• Engineer
• Insurance Analyst
• Teacher

Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Office of Career Services.

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