The Applied Mathematics program is designed for students with an interest in mathematics and real-world problem-solving. Highly trained Mathematical Scientists are in demand from business to government that provides wide variety of challenging quantitative problems. Research and development departments in industry and government demand advanced mathematical and computational skills as technological developments increase. Thus the program is aimed to broaden the students' expertise in the areas of information technology, finance, and science and at the same time it helps graduates to develop a common language with professionals in these fields, necessary for the industrial teamwork environment.
The program will give students both depth and breadth in the mathematical sciences, and at the same time expose them to research and training experiences that will equip them for a variety of jobs. For breadth, students take courses to satisfy certain distributional requirements across the spectrum of mathematical sciences. For depth, students take courses that comprise a meaningful application in some specialty within the mathematical sciences, specifically Information Science (AIB), Financial Science (AFB), and Science (ASB).
Information Science (AIB)
Graduates can work as analysts in the information industries with job titles that include data analyst, network engineer and IT specialist. These analysts use computer-based mathematical models to optimize communication networks.
Financial Science (AFB)
Analysts in the financial industries use computer-based mathematical models to analyze securities (such as stocks) in order to project future prices and provide assessment of risk. They help businesses and individuals to make investment decisions. The curriculum places a heavy emphasis on statistics and on the computer programming skills needed in applications.
This concentration is designed for those interested in applying mathematics to medical and related industries. There is an emphasis on statistics, biology and chemistry. Options for graduates include scientist, research analyst, scientific programmer and statistician. Applications include designing experiments to test drug safety and effectiveness, creating computer-based models of the spread of disease and assessing the risks of different medical treatments.
Our degree program offers you a solid grounding in the applications of mathematics. Each major completes a common set of course and chooses an area of application: Information Science, Financial Science or Science. Our program includes a two-semester internship, which is designed to help you reach your career objectives. This will provide you with work experience that is essential when looking for employment.
Students applying for admission must meet the college standards for admission into a baccalaureate program and must be eligible to enroll in Calculus (MAT 1475/MA 475).