Applied Mathematics
Department of Computing, Analytics, & Mathematics

Applied Mathematics

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Undergraduate

125 credits

required for program
  • Minor Available

An Applied Mathematics major prepares you to use applied and theoretical mathematics to solve quantitative problems in business, government, and technology. Learn about quantitative design in God's creation from expert mathematicians. The applied mathematics major is built to meet the increasing need for mathematicians in areas of science and technology and to prepare you for further graduate study in mathematics.

Applied Mathematics might be the right degree for you if:

  • you know numbers matter
  • enjoy thinking in an abstract manner
  • want a career that uses your mathematical talents

In the Applied Mathematics program, you’ll gain skills needed to thrive in science and technology industries. With an Applied Mathematics degree, you’ll gain knowledge needed for graduate study in mathematics.

Why study applied mathematics at Northwestern?

At Northwestern, you’ll learn from Christ-centered professors with professional expertise. You’ll study concepts including infinite, dimension, and mathematical certainty in a faith-based program. You’ll also investigate how faith has shaped the development of quantitative disciplines.

Northwestern students take part in local, regional, national, and international mathematics competitions. You also have the opportunity to present your work at local and national conferences.

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Careers in applied mathematics

There are a variety of career and academic pathways that begin with a degree in applied mathematics.

What types of work are related to this degree?

  • Data Collection
  • Information Analyst
  • Actuary
  • Data Analyst
  • Accountant
  • Statistician
  • Underwriting/Claims
  • Investment Analyst
  • Risk Management
  • Sales
  • Operations Researcher
  • Applied Mathematical Scientist
  • Statistical Analyst
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of seniors felt their major encouraged critical thinking
of Northwestern’s applied mathematics graduates are professionally employed
of seniors feel prepared to integrate their faith with their academic field

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