The undergraduate Applied Mathematics degree links math with the worlds of science, technology, engineering, and social science. Through project-based learning in the Applied Mathematics program, students will learn to integrate analytical and computational tools in the modeling of physical, biological, and economic processes, while developing problem-solving skills that apply across disciplines.
Our graduates can choose from a wide range of careers, including data science, biostatistics, software development, finance, cryptography, quality assurance, systems engineering, and operations research. Wentworth’s Applied Mathematics degree is a three-year program with a four-year option.
Why Major in Applied Mathematics?
Wentworth students are ready to get their hands dirty from day one working with the latest industry tools and technology, and our applied math students are no different. They develop mathematical solutions for today’s most pressing problems.
With flexible coursework that can be completed in either three or four years, this degree is perfect for students that are looking to either graduate early and enter the workforce, or earn additional academic concentrations, such as financial mathematics, data science, or computer science.
Actuarial Science Concentration
Students who declare this concentration are able to complete three actuarial exams before they graduate.
Collaborate on Interdisciplinary Research Projects
Our applied math majors use their mathematical expertise to develop the foundations for projects and research across the university. Working in collaboration with other students and faculty, they create innovative solutions to questions throughout fields like engineering, design, and technology.
3-Year Program Available
Students can choose to complete the degree in three years or they can opt for a 3+1 and get a dual degree with Applied Computer Science or Data Science.
Make Lasting Professional Connections
Located near the heart of Boston, our students work closely with Wentworth’s industry partners. Come graduation, they’ve not only earned their degree, but they’ve also forged lasting professional connections.
Wentworth Institute of Technology offers a three-year B.S. in Applied Mathematics, in which Applied Math majors take six semesters of classes and complete two marketable applied math co-ops. The four-year B.S. in Applied Mathematics in which majors take 8 semesters of classes and complete two marketable applied math co-ops. Graduates, in addition to continuing their education at the graduate level, may seek employment in a variety of fields including government, finance, risk-management and actuarial science, predictive modeling, data science, research, operations research, quality assurance, software engineering, statistics, biomedicine, and informatics.
Visit the Course Catalog for information about program requirements.
For an overview of the year-by-year experience in the Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics program, see "What You'll Learn" below.
What You’ll Learn
You’ll establish a foundation for your Applied Mathematics program by taking Engineering Calculus I & II and (fittingly) Foundations of Applied Mathematics. You can also choose from several science electives to fulfill the course requirement.
Second-year applied math students expand their knowledge with courses like Multivariable Calculus and Computer Science I & II. At this stage, you’ll be immersed in a variety of math concepts and approaches.
An optional pre co-op work term is available to students during the summer semester.
In the fall and spring semesters of your third year, you’ll continue to bolster your math knowledge with courses in Advanced Statistics and Numerical Analysis. You’ll also be able to supplement your core program courses with several electives in your desired area of study.
In the summer, you’ll begin the first of two required co-ops.
In your final fall semester, you’ll wrap up your core program requirements while continuing to select from electives in several professional focuses.
In the spring, you’ll go on your second required co-op to gain more hands-on industry experience.
In the summer semester of your program, you’ll focus on your final senior project.