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Applied Mathematics (BS)

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The Applied Mathematics major challenges students to look beyond the formulas to find answers to real word questions ranging from administrative policies to worldly phenomenon to probability solutions. With individual attention from scholarly faculty, students thrive in initial calculus courses before moving on to statistics, actuarial science, numerical analysis and more. Applied Mathematics majors are provided extensive opportunities for financially supported undergraduate research and have access to advanced software that pushes them to accelerate in academia. SVSU offers up healthy exposure to mathematical competitions, conferences, internships and outreach activities to ensure that each of these mathematicians rises above their scholastic competitors to solve the next big problem that comes their way—whether it's at a local, state, national or global level. 

Cardinal Points

  • The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers students the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research with faculty guidance and the financial support to carry it out.

  • Scholarships for Applied Mathematics majors are offered by the department. 

  • Applied Mathematics majors can work as tutors in the Math and Physics Tutoring Center and obtain paid research positions.

  • SVSU offers dedicated research space for faculty-led research projects in mathematics.

  • Students have access to advanced software such as Maple CAS, Minitab, SPSS and MATLAB to further grow during their collegiate career. 

SVSU's Applied Mathematics program features a strong foundation in calculus which is emphasized with an initial four-semester differential equations sequence. As they progress, students immerse themselves in topics that are currently used in applied fields, such as probability, statistics, actuarial science, numerical analysis and stochastic processes. They are also required to have at least one minor and take a minimum of one computer course to broaden their academic knowledge base. These Applied Mathematics majors receive an advanced and thoroughly applicable education to prepare them for wherever their collegiate career leads.

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Our Students After Graduation...

Employers

Auto-Owners Insurance
Northwestern Mutual
Ally Financial
Quicken Loans
Gateway Financial Solutions

Graduate Programs

Oregon University
Kansas University
Boston University

Career Opportunities

Actuary
Financial Advisor
Data Analyst
Statistician
Research Analyst

  • 26% projected growth for mathematical science occupations through 2028. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • $86,700 is the median annual income for mathematical science occupations. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • With a bachelor’s degree from SVSU’s Applied Mathematics program, students are prepared for a multitude of careers in the business, science and technology-related sectors.

Cardinal Successes

These stories offer insight into how SVSU students have turned their education into successful opportunities yielding real-world success.

Jenni Putz Applied Mathematics and Economics Alum

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