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