Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics
The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics is a flexible, yet demanding major designed for students interested in careers involving the application of mathematics in a particular field. The toolkit of applicable mathematical methods will enable them to advance further in their field of choice, whether in industry or in academia. The program provides an excellent preparation for advanced degrees in math, and physical sciences, as well as graduate study in business, education, and technology. The program also prepares students for postbaccalaureate positions in business, technology, teaching, and finance. A total of 50 credits are required for the major including 38 credits in mathematics and 12 credits in the applied concentration. Concentration options include Computer Science, Data Science, Finance, and Education.
Why Study Applied Mathematics at NU?
- Benefits from small classes where you receive one-on-one attention from professors who care about your success.
- Study the fundamentals of mathematical processes and theories and explore advanced applications that prepare you for graduate study or an effective career.
- Gain practical skills in problem-solving and analytical thinking that will serve you well in everyday life and work, no matter what your field.
- Put your learning into action through internships that offer real-world experience with local businesses.
- Take advantage of NU’s proximity to Seattle’s business and technology hubs to access internships job opportunities, and more.
Common Career Paths
A degree from NU can help you launch your career immediately after graduation. Some of the positions that a degree in Applied Mathematics can open up for you include:
- Actuarial Analyst
- Computational Analyst
- Data Analyst
- Data Scientist
- Software Developer
- Mathematics Teacher
Some positions may require additional certifications.
Word From The College of Arts and Sciences
“We offer a wide range of expertly designed courses in applied mathematics. At Northwest, we form a lively and dedicated community of mathematics scholars.”
Entrance to the Major
Entry to the Applied Mathematics major requires a minimum of two years of high school algebra with a grade of B or above, and a SAT Math score of 500 or ACT math score of 22 or a placement test score qualifying for college level mathematics. Students who meet these entry requirements and choose to major in Applied Mathematics should declare the major in Self-Service during the first semester of their academic program. The sequential nature of the requirements dictate that a student interested in pursuing the Applied Mathematics Major should begin taking the foundational courses in the first semester and work with a mathematics department advisor for timely progress.