Applied Mathematics

ACCELERATED OPTION: You can earn this degree and a master's in five years and at a significant savings. Learn more about the: Accelerated degree option.

Today, all sciences - every field within the social and natural sciences alike - offer problems that demand mathematical expertise.

  • Core courses provide in-depth understanding of one or more areas in the mathematical sciences.
  • Degree program can be tailored to an area of specialization, such as:
    • engineering
    • physics
    • chemistry
    • computer science
    • social science
    • economics
    • business

Professional Preparation

  • Coursework will prepare you for graduate school or fields such as as engineering, physics, computer technology, business, law, medicine and the social sciences.
  • B.S./M.S. Program in Mathematics — this accelerated option enables you to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years.

Our Faculty

  • Focus on interdisciplinary research, working with researchers in many different fields.
  • Pursue scholarly activities that range from pure and applied mathematics to mathematics education and teacher training.
  • Consult with local industry to teach mathematical concepts and challenges from a practical perspective.

Akron Advantage

Hands-on Research

  • Applied Mathematics Research Laboratory
  • General-purpose computer labs
  • Access to facilities at the Ohio Supercomputer Center and NASA Supercomputer facilities

Real-World Experience

Gain practical professional experience through UA's optional cooperative education program in the applied mathematics field of your choice. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school while earning a competitive salary.

Recent Placements include:

  • NASA Lewis Research Center
  • National Security Agency
  • Glidden Co.
  • Goodrich Corporation
  • General Electric
  • Babcock and Wilcox
  • Diebold, Inc.
  • Roadway
  • Logistics
  • Telxon, Inc.
  • Ciba Corning Diagnostics Corp.

Mathematics Student Organizations

Interact with other applied mathematics students and professionals in the field through organizations such as: 

  • Mathematical Association of America
  • Pi Mu Epsilon (mathematics honorary society)
  • Math Club

Sample Curriculum

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For More Information:

Department of Mathematics

Contact: Dr. Curtis Clemons

Career Opportunities

According to government reports, mathematicians work for research and testing services; educational services; security and commodity exchanges; banks; insurance companies; management and public relations businesses; and the aerospace and drug industries.

Degrees and Preparation

A degree in applied mathematics paves the way to career opportunities in business, law, medicine, computer technology, engineering, physics, the social sciences and education.

Career Services

Career Services is located in Student Union 211. Career Services provides career coaching and programming, and develops valuable relationships with employers and campus partners to provide students with many opportunities for experiential learning and career development.