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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

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

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

Graduates of the Applied Mathematics program will:

  • 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.

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Educational Experiences On And Off Campus

Several Applied Mathematics majors and minors attended the 2018 Undergraduate Mathematics Research Conference. The meeting showcases original research, selected expository presentations, as well as research projects in progress, and is an excellent place for networking.

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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Paths for Applied Mathematics Majors

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. 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.

Courses and 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

FYS 100 First Year 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 425 Scientific Computer Programming

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

MATH 460MATH 460HMATH 465MATH 465H: Students choosing one of the 9-credit senior capstone options will fulfill one mathematics elective.


Tracks

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
EC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
EC 202 Principles of Microeconomics
FIN 300 Principles of Finance
MATH 342 Time Series Analysis
MATH 420 Actuarial Mathematics


Business Track

All major requirements and the following electives:

EC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
ACC 140 Financial Accounting
  OR
MGT 204 Principles of Management
  OR
MKT 206 Principles of Marketing
2 Business electives in ACC, EC, FMER, INBUS, IS, MGT, and/or MKT
1 MATH elective (at 200 level or above)
MATH 442 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 General Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics
BIO 113L General Biology I Laboratory: Cell Biology and Genetics
BIO 114 General Biology II: Structure and Function of Organisms
BIO 114L General Biology II Laboratory: Structure and Function of Organisms
 
2 Science electives in BIO, BIOCH, CHEM, ENV, and/or PHYS
MATH 321 Introduction to Differential Equations
MATH 442 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 Introduction to Differential Equations
MATH 442 Numerical Analysis
1 MATH elective (at 200 level or above)
Tracks and Minors

Tracks and Minors

Minor

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 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 accounting. 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.

Professional Minor

Lead and manage a scientific team or your own professional practice. 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.

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Meet Our Students & Alumni

Above Average Achievement
Courtney Hohn '20
Senior Applied Mathematics major Courtney Hohn knew she wanted to become a math teacher since high school. To help make her dream a reality, she is completing the bachelor's to master's option at Stevenson to obtain a Master of Arts in Teaching in 2020.
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