Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics

College of Arts & Sciences

Full Time
Undergraduate Major
Bachelors
On Campus

Program Description

Broad skills you can apply in your career

We offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics (BSAM).  The BSAM degree is

  • a  marketable Bachelor of Science degree that students can earn in just three years. This means one year less tuition and one year sooner into the job market.
  • flexible: students can finish the program in four years if you would like more time or would like to earn a dual degree.
  • Requires that students complete two semester-long cooperative internship positions (Students do not pay tuition when they are doing their co-ops- instead they are getting paid.)
  • The problem solving skills that the Applied Math major develops will apply across disciplines.
  • Students can also complete a financial math concentration while completing the B.S. in Applied Math that prepares students for two actuarial exams: exam P and FM. 
  • Applied Mathematics students can also complete a minor in Data Science or Computer Science with careful planning with their academic advisors.

Degree Format

  • On campus
  • 120 credits (30 classes total)

Sample Courses

  • Machine Learning (an elective; students have to take four electives in this major)
  • Actuarial Mathematics (an elective that prepares students for one of the actuarial exams- exam P; students have to take four electives in this major)
  • Partial Differential Equations (a required course)
  • Operations Research (a required course)

Wentworth also offers a Minor in Applied Mathematics.

Learn more about our Department of Applied Mathematics.

 

 

 

 

  • Program Objectives

    Through the Applied Mathematics program, you will be able to:

    • Apply mathematical concepts to perform computations, model phenomena and write proofs
    • Effectively use mathematical software packages for computation, modeling and presentations
    • Write code in a high-level computer programming language
    • Deliver clear and precise written and oral presentations, demonstrating comprehension of mathematical content and the ability to communicate that content to different audiences
    • Apply mathematics in a professional setting

Program Curriculum

In addition to the below coursework requirements, students are required to complete the following non-coursework degree requirements: one public lecture, a website, and a poster presentation.

  • FIRST YEAR

    Fall Semester (total credits 20)

    • MATH1550, Foundations of Applied Mathematics
    • MATH1750, Engineering Calculus I
    • PHYS1250, Engineering Physics I
    • COMP1000, Computer Science I
    • ENGLISH, English Sequence, See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Spring Semester (total credits 20)

    • MATH1850, Engineering Calculus II
    • MATH2300, Discrete Mathematics
    • COMP1050, Computer Science II
    • PHYS1750, Engineering Physics II
    • ENGLISH, English Sequence, See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Summer Semester

    • COOP3000, Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional)

     *ENGL/HSS Note:

    Day program students are required to complete at least: 

    • One course in Humanities 
    • One course in the Social Sciences 
    • The remaining courses may be from either Humanities or Social Sciences category

    Students with a three English course sequence may use the third English course to satisfy a Humanities requirement.  

  • SECOND YEAR

    Fall Semester (total credits 20)

    • MATH2100, Probability and Statistics for Engineers
    • MATH2025, Multivariable Calculus
    • MATH2550, Transition to Advanced Mathematics
    • MATH3900, Numerical Analysis I
    • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Spring Semester (total credits 20)

    • MATH2200, Advanced Statistics
    • MATH2500, Differential Equations
    • MATH2860, Linear Algebra & Matrix Theory
    • MATH3950, Numerical Analysis II
    • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Summer Semester

    COOP3500, Co-op Work Semester I

     * ENGL / HSS grade:

    Day program students are required to complete at least: 

    • One course in Humanities 
    • One course in the Social Sciences 
    • The remaining courses may be from either Humanities or Social Sciences category

    Students with a three English course sequence may use the third English course to satisfy a Humanities requirement.  

    **TECH ELECTIVE Note: Please note that one of the four technical electives must be either MATH4875 Real Analysis I, MATH4575 Complex Variables, or  MATH4400 Introduction to Abstract Algebra.

  • THIRD YEAR

    Fall Semester (total credits 20)

    • MATH4900, Partial Differential Equations
    • MATH3700, Operations Research
    • TECH ELECTIVE, Technical Elective **
    • TECH ELECTIVE, Technical Elective **
    • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below *

    Third Year, Spring Semester

    • COOP4500, Co-op Work Semester II

    Summer Semester (total credits 20)

    • MATH5000, Applied Mathematics Final Year Design 
    • TECH ELECTIVE, Technical Elective **
    • TECH ELECTIVE, Technical Elective **
    • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below *
    • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below *

     *ENGL/HSS Note:

    Day program students are required to complete at least: 

    • One course in Humanities 
    • One course in the Social Sciences 
    • The remaining courses may be from either Humanities or Social Sciences category

    Students with a three English course sequence may use the third English course to satisfy a Humanities requirement.  

    **TECH ELECTIVE Note: Please note that one of the four technical electives must be either MATH4875 Real Analysis I, MATH4575 Complex Variables, or  MATH4400 Introduction to Abstract Algebra.

  • FOURTH YEAR

    While the degree is designed as a three-year program, students may opt to complete the degree in four years. Please contact the Chair of the Applied Math Department, Amanda Hattaway,  for more information.

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A co-op is full-time, temporary employment in your field of study that enables you to apply classroom learning to professional work experience. Unlike at most schools, co-op at Wentworth is a requirement: all undergraduate day students must successfully complete two co-op semesters in order to graduate.