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Applied Mathematics ,BS

Applied Mathematics, BS

Academic Programs / Undergraduate Degrees / Applied Mathematics

Applications, Applied Science, Computational Science, Data Analytics, High Performance Computing, Interdisciplinary, Mathematical modeling, Numerical Analysis, Science, Simulation, Technology, economics, engineering, math, statistics

Apply your passion and talent for math to contexts in business and industry as well as the biological, physical and social sciences. Acquire an arsenal of tools and learn to build cross-discipline connections to solve today's challenges.

Program Description

The BS in applied mathematics offered by the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts is a transdisciplinary program focused on developing flexible problem-solvers who can apply mathematical techniques and skills to a wide range of problems in the sciences, such as biology, social sciences, chemistry, physics and engineering.

The coursework builds a foundation in mathematical modeling, data analysis and the interpretation of mathematical results in real-world settings. Students choose electives in the sciences, technology, engineering or other areas of interest to complement and provide context for their mathematical training.

At a Glance
  • Additional Program Fee: Yes
  • Second Language Requirement: No
  • First Required Math Course: MAT 270 - Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I
    or MAT 265 Calculus for Engineers
  • Math Intensity: Substantial program math intensity substantial

Required Courses (Major Map)
Admission Requirements
General University Admission Requirements:

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
Freshman | Transfer | International | Readmission

Change of Major Requirements

A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.

Students should refer to for information about how to change a major to this program.

Transfer Options

ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use MyPath2ASU™ to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.

ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site:

Global Opportunities
Global Experience

Students gain valuable experience when studying abroad, experience which will enhance their resumes. With over 250 programs available, study abroad allows students to tailor their experience to their unique interests and skill sets. Students in applied mathematics are able to gain hands-on experience in programs such as a summer in Colombia or a semester in Ireland.

Graduates who possess the heightened cultural competency and leadership and critical thinking skills they acquired through study abroad may stand out in a competitive field.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are prepared to apply their analytic skills and technical knowledge to problems in a range of careers in industry, government, education or nonprofit organizations. They also pursue advanced degrees in the mathematical sciences (e.g., mathematics, statistics and applied mathematics such as in mathematical biology).

Career examples include but are not limited to those shown in the following list. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

Career *Growth *Median Salary
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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Contact Information

What are Accelerated Programs?
Accelerated Programs allow students the opportunity to expedite the completion of their degree.

3 year programs

These programs allow students to fast-track their studies after admission and earn a bachelor’s degree in three years or fewer while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students should talk to their academic advisor to get started.

4+1 year programs

These programs allow students to accelerate their studies by combining undergraduate with graduate coursework, which may allow them to earn a bachelor’s and a master's degree in as few as five years (for some programs).

Each program has requirements students must meet to be eligible for consideration. Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students are advised by their academic departments to apply.
What are Concurrent Programs?
Students pursuing concurrent degrees earn two distinct degrees and receive two diplomas. ASU offers students two ways to earn concurrent degrees: by choosing a predetermined combination or creating their own combination. Predetermined combinations have a single admissions application and one easy to follow major map. To add a concurrent degree to your existing degree, work with your academic advisor. Either way, concurrent degrees allow students to pursue their own personal or professional interests.
What are Joint Programs?
Joint programs, or jointly conferred degrees, are offered by more than one college and provide opportunities for students to take advantage of the academic strengths of two academic units. Upon graduation, students are awarded one degree and one diploma conferred by two colleges.

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What is the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)?
The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program in which residents of western states (other than Arizona) may be eligible for reduced nonresident tuition. See more information and eligibility requirements on the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program.

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