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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.

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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

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Career Opportunities

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.

Courses and Tracks


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 1 credit
MATH 220 Calculus I 4 credits
MATH 221 Calculus II 4 credits
MATH 222 Calculus III 4 credits
MATH 312 Mathematical Statistics I 3 credits
MATH 313 Mathematical Statistics II 3 credits
MATH 326 Linear Algebra 3 credits
MATH 418 Mathematical Modeling 3 credits
MATH 425 Scientific Computer Programming 3 credits
MATH 470 Capstone Internship 3 credits
MATH 471 Capstone Internship 6 credits
MATH 475 Capstone Internship 3 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 140 Financial Accounting 3 credits
ACC 141 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
EC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits
EC 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
FIN 300 Principles of Finance 3 credits
MATH 342 Time Series Analysis 3 credits
MATH 420 Actuarial Mathematics 3 credits


Business Track

All major requirements and the following electives:

ACC 140 Financial Accounting 3 credits
MGT 204 Principles of Management 3 credits
MKT 206 Principles of Marketing 3 credits
2 Business electives in ACC, EC, FMER, INBUS, IS, MGT, and/or MKT  
1 MATH elective (at 200 level or above)  
EC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits
MATH 442 Numerical Analysis 3 credits


Scientific Track

All major requirements and the following electives:

Choose 1 sequence: CHEMISTRY or BIOLOGY

CHEM 115 General Chemistry I 3 credits
CHEM 115L General Chemistry I Laboratory 1 credit
CHEM 116 General Chemistry II 3 credits
CHEM 116L General Chemistry II Laboratory 1 credit
BIO 113 General Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics 3 credits
BIO 113L General Biology I Laboratory: Cell Biology and Genetics 1 credit
BIO 114 General Biology II: Structure and Function of Organisms 3 credits
BIO 114L General Biology II Laboratory: Structure and Function of Organisms 1 credit
2 Science electives in BIO, BIOCH, CHEM, ENV, and/or PHYS  
MATH 321 Introduction to Differential Equations 3 credits
MATH 442 Numerical Analysis 3 credits


Interdisciplinary Track

All major requirements and the following electives:

PHYS 215 General Physics I with Calculus 4 credits
PHYS 216 General Physics II with Calculus 4 credits
MATH 301 Mathematical Structures 3 credits
MATH 321 Introduction to Differential Equations 3 credits
MATH 442 Numerical Analysis 3 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.

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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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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