Math: Applied Mathematics, Accelerated BS/MS


Accelerated BS/MS in Applied Mathematics


About the Degree

After successfully completing an interdisciplinary five-year bachelor/master’s program, a student will receive at the same time a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in applied mathematics. 

Once a student completes the core course requirement for the bachelor’s degree, he or she will be admitted into the graduate school to begin graduate level study. Typically, a student in this program will complete the core course sequences of the undergraduate program by the end of the third year. During the fourth and fifth year of study the student will be completing our current master’s program and six elective credits needed for the bachelor’s degree. These elective credits may be at the graduate level. 

In this program, students study Calculus, Differential Equations, Applied Analysis, Scientific Computation, and Mathematical Modeling.


Salary and Career Outlook

The career outlook for Mathematicians is excellent. Students with advanced mathematical training are hired in a diverse number of fields including teaching, actuarial science, computer science, operations research, biomathematics, cryptography, and finance. Employment of mathematicians is projected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Businesses will need mathematicians to analyze the increasing volume of digital and electronic data.

Salaries vary depending on the specific field. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2012 median salary for mathematicians was $101,360 per year.


Why Akron?

Mathematics is the most rigorous and demanding of all intellectual pursuits. Studying Mathematics develops such skills as arguing logically and rigorously, thinking abstractly, formulating and solving problems, analyzing data, and creating and analyzing mathematical models. Employers value these skills; consequently, math majors find themselves in demand by employers for careers in a wide spectrum of fields.

Our programs are flexible, so that double-majoring is possible. Also, our programs encourage interdisciplinary activities.

Our students have successfully landed jobs in a number of different fields. These include financial planning, insurance, software design and software engineering, and teaching at a variety of different levels.

Recent employers include:

  • Equity Engineering, Analysts
  • Cisco Systems, Software Developer
  • Ashland University, Visiting Professor


Contact Information

Graduate Coordinator:

Dr. J. Patrick Wilber

College of Arts and Sciences, Room 272

Jw50@uakron.edu

(330) 972-6994

Graduate School:

Heather Blake

Polsky Building, Room 467

hblake@uakron.edu

(330) 972-7664