Turn your Passion for Math into Calculated Success


You have always loved math and been a whiz with numbers. Now turn that talent into a career. Stevenson’s Applied Mathematics major will give you a solid understanding of mathematics and statistics and the skills to apply them across many fields. You will learn to think critically, analyze and solve complex problems, and use data to develop a deeper insight and solutions to problems in business, the sciences, engineering, and information technology.

Stevenson also offers BS/MS options so you can pair and complete your Applied Mathematics degree with a Master of Arts in Teaching in as little as five years.

With a solid mathematics and statistics foundation and a special focus, you will be prepared for dynamic careers in a variety of fields. Our students have interned and are now working at some of the region’s most successful companies and vital state and federal agencies.

Stevenson Applied Mathematics

Connection to Career

Internship Placements

  • Maryland Insurance Administration
  • MetLife
  • Social Security Administration
  • T. Rowe Price
  • U.S. Census Bureau

Top Employers

  • Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group
  • General Dynamics IT
  • Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Labratory
  • National Academics of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Graduate Opportunities

  • Stevenson University

Career Pathways

  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Programming
  • Sales and marketing Management
  • Statistician

Make your Education Personal

The special focus areas of Stevenson’s Applied Mathematics program let you customize your degree based on your personal career goals and interests. Areas of focus include:

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

Study Applied Mathematics at Stevenson


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

FYS 100First Year Seminar1 credit
MATH 220Calculus I4 credits
MATH 221Calculus II4 credits
MATH 222Calculus III4 credits
MATH 312Mathematical Statistics I3 credits
MATH 313Mathematical Statistics II3 credits
MATH 326Linear Algebra3 credits
MATH 418Mathematical Modeling3 credits
MATH 425Scientific Computer Programming3 credits
MATH 470Capstone Internship3 credits
MATH 471Capstone Internship6 credits
MATH 475Capstone Internship3 credits
 3 MATH electives 

Note: Students choosing the 6-credit Capstone Internship (MATH 471) can take one less MATH elective course.


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

Actuarial Track

All major requirements and the following electives:

ACC 140Financial Accounting3 credits
ACC 141Managerial Accounting3 credits
EC 201Principles of Macroeconomics3 credits
EC 202Principles of Microeconomics3 credits
FIN 300Principles of Finance3 credits
MATH 342Time Series Analysis3 credits
MATH 420Actuarial Mathematics3 credits

Business Track

All major requirements and the following electives:

ACC 140Financial Accounting3 credits
MGT 204Principles of Management3 credits
MKT 206Principles of Marketing3 credits
2 Business electivesin ACC, EC, FMER, INBUS, IS, MGT, and/or MKT 
1 MATH elective(at 200 level or above) 
EC 201Principles of Macroeconomics3 credits
MATH 442Numerical Analysis3 credits

Scientific Track

All major requirements and the following electives:

Choose 1 sequence: CHEMISTRY or BIOLOGY

CHEM 115General Chemistry I3 credits
CHEM 115LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory1 credit
CHEM 116General Chemistry II3 credits
CHEM 116LGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory1 credit
BIO 113General Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics3 credits
BIO 113LGeneral Biology I Laboratory: Cell Biology and Genetics1 credit
BIO 114General Biology II: Structure and Function of Organisms3 credits
BIO 114LGeneral Biology II Laboratory: Structure and Function of Organisms1 credit
2 Science electivesin BIO, BIOCH, CHEM, ENV, and/or PHYS 
MATH 321Introduction to Differential Equations3 credits
MATH 442Numerical Analysis3 credits

Interdisciplinary Track

All major requirements and the following electives:

PHYS 215General Physics I with Calculus4 credits
PHYS 216General Physics II with Calculus4 credits
MATH 301Mathematical Structures3 credits
MATH 321Introduction to Differential Equations3 credits
MATH 442Numerical Analysis3 credits
1 MATH elective(at 200 level or above) 

Explore our academic catalog for a full listing of courses, course descriptions, suggested course sequences, and more.

Minors and Other Options

A minor in Mathematics is available. The minor in Mathematics requires successful completion of a minimum of six courses and 18 credits with a MATH prefix. Courses ineligible for the Mathematics minor include all courses at the 000 and 100 level and MATH 205 and 206: Mathematics for Educators I and II.

Please see the Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Physics for further information regarding this minor. General guidelines regarding minors may be found in the Minors section of the catalog.

Students majoring in Applied Mathematics can prepare to direct projects and teams with a professional minor in Applied Management, opening doors to leadership careers in the scientific industry, clinical management, or business.

Minors at Stevenson

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 (MAT). For more information on this program please see the Stevenson University Online Catalog.

Applied Mathematics News

The SU Department of Mathematics and Physics is excited to announce that we are hosting the Fall 2023 MD-DC-VA Section meeting of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). The last time Stevenson hosted the meeting was i.

Stevenson's chapter of the AWM (Association for Women in Mathematics) and English 256 - Intro to Digital Publishing hosted the STEMinar "Hair Braiding is a S.T.

Here's a clue from our Pi Day Jeopardy competition in the category HAPPY "PI" DAY. Correct responses begin with the letters "PI".

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Meet Our Students & Alumni

Accelerated Ambition

Lindsey Weishaar

Mathematics (B.S), Forensic Accounting (M.S.)

Having a solid background in Mathematics along with elective classes prepared Lindsey for success when she stepped into her internship at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield her sophomore year at Stevenson. 

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