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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

    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 326 Linear Algebra
    MATH 418 Mathematical Modeling
    MATH 4xx Computer Programming for Mathematicians ~

    3 MATH electives (at the 200 level or above other than 201)

    Complete one of the following senior capstone options:

    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 will fulfill one mathematics elective.

    Complete the requirements for the Actuarial Track, Business Track, Scientific Track, or Interdisciplinary Track.

    Actuarial Track
    All major requirements and the following electives:

    ACC 140 Financial Accounting
    ACC 141 Managerial Accounting
    FIN 300 Principles of Finance I
    FIN 301 Principles of Finance II
    MATH3xx Time Series and Regression Analysis ~
    MATH 420 Actuarial Mathematics
    MGT 204 Principles of Management

    Business Track
    All major requirements and the following electives:

    EC 201 Principles of Econ: Macro
    MGT 204 OR Principles of Management
    MKT 206 OR Principles of Marketing
    ACC 140 Financial Accounting
    2 Business electives in ACC, EC, FMER, INBUS, IS, MGT, and/or MKT
    1 MATH elective (at 200 level or above other than 201)
    MATH 4xx Numerical Analysis ~

    Scientific Track
    All major requirements and the following electives:

    Choose 1 sequence: CHEMISTRY or BIOLOGY
    CHEM 115 General Chemistry I
    CHEM 115L General Chemistry I Laboratory
    CHEM 116 General Chemistry II
    CHEM 116L General Chemistry II Laboratory
    OR  
    BIO 113 Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics
    BIO 113L Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics Laboratory
    BIO 114 Biology II: Structure and Function of Organisms
    BIO 114L Biology II: Structure and Function Laboratory
    2 Science electives in BIO, BIOCH, CHEM, ENV, and/or PHYS
    MATH 321 Differential Equations
    MATH 4xx Numerical Analysis~

    Interdisciplinary Track
    All major requirements and the following electives:

    PHYS 215 General Physics I with Calculus
    PHYS 216 General Physics II with Calculus
    MATH 301 Mathematical Structures
    MATH 321 Differential Equations
    MATH 4xx Numerical Analysis ~
    1 MATH elective (at 200 level or above other than 201)

    ~Course under development.

    Last Updated: 03/01/2016

  • Tracks & Minors

    Tracks and Minors

    Minor

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

    BS/MS option

    The BS/MS 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 BS/MS 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 please see the School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog and the Additional Enrollment Options in the Admissions section of this catalog.

    BS/MAT option

    The BS/MAT 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. For more information on this program please see the School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog and the Additional Enrollment Options in the Admissions section of this catalog.

    Last Updated: 03/01/2016

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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

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