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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

The bachelor of science in Applied Mathematics program links mathematics with the worlds of science, technology, engineering and social science. Mathematical principles are used to derive important data such as the strength of materials, the behavior of fluids, the spread of disease and the rate of inflation. In this program, which is offered in three- and four-year options, you will learn to integrate analytical and computational tools in order to model physical, biological and/or economic processes. You will also gain problem solving skills that you can apply across a wide range of disciplines.

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 Outcomes

    Program graduates 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: (1) comprehension of mathematical content and (2) the ability to communicate that mathematical 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: two public lectures, website, and poster presentation.

  • FIRST YEAR

    Fall Semester (total credits 20)

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

    Spring Semester (total credits 20)

    • MATH1850, Engineering Calculus II
    • MATH2300, Discrete Mathematics
    • COMP1051, 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.  Under program curriculum and under second year we need for it to say the following.

    **TECH ELECTIVE Note:

    Please note that one of the five technical electives must be either Real Analysis I, Complex Variables, or Introduction to Abstract Algebra.

  • 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 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.  Under program curriculum and under second year we need for it to say the following.

    **TECH ELECTIVE Note:

    Please note that one of the five technical electives must be either Real Analysis I, Complex Variables, or 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)

    • MATH5500, Applied Mathematics Final Year Design II
    • 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.  Under program curriculum and under second year we need for it to say the following.

    **TECH ELECTIVE Note:

    Please note that one of the five technical electives must be either Real Analysis I, Complex Variables, or 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.

Program Tracking Sheet

Applied Mathematics in the World

Top 5 Job Titles for Applied Mathematicians

What you can do with this degree

BSAM graduates have the skills and knowledge to obtain rewarding careers in such fields as financial services, research, biomedicine, software, and government. Jobs that you would be qualified for include:

  • Software developers
  • Investment managers
  • Actuaries
  • Quality assurance engineers
  • Cryptographers
  • Statisticians
  • Operations researchers

Earnings in 2016

$42,500 average per year

Resources

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.