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.

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

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.

It All Adds Up to Great Opportunities

The Applied Mathematics major + internships factored with Stevenson’s personalized career advising = an open door to a wide-range of careers. Where will you find our graduates working today?

  • Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Maryland Insurance Administration
  • Maxim Healthcare Services
  • MetLife
  • NSA (National Security Agency)
  • Santander Bank, Boston, MA
  • Social Security Administration
  • T. Rowe Price
  • US Census Bureau

Study Applied Mathematics at Stevenson

Career Opportunities

Career Paths for Applied Mathematics Majors

Jobs requiring mathematical skills are regularly listed at the top of the rankings of most desirable and highest-earning jobs in the private and public sector. Through coursework, internships, and career advising, you will develop valuable skills applicable to a wide variety of rewarding careers:

  • Insurance and Actuarial Analysis
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Business and Budget Analysis
  • Financial Analysis and Advising
  • Investment Analysis
  • Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • Data Science and Analysis
  • Engineering
  • Insurance Analyst

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


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.


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.

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.


Other Options

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.

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To make a difference during Stevenson's Weekend of Women, the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Student Chapter held a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Fewer than 20 percent of the 1.

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