Rochester Institute of Technology

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Applied Mathematics BS

Program Overview

The applied mathematics major focuses on the study and solution of problems that can be mathematically analyzed. Industry, academia, and government all have a great need for individuals with this type of education. You will gain the knowledge and skills to collaborate on complex problems with scientists, engineers, computer specialists, or other analysts. Some application areas include applied statistics; biology; business; economics; chemistry; electrical, industrial, or mechanical engineering; operations research; and imaging science.

Degrees Awarded

  • Bachelor of Science


  • Approximately 74 students are enrolled in this program

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Co-op is optional for this program
  • Minimum co-op requirement: 1 block, 12 weeks/semester
  • Co-op availability: second-year summer through fourth-year fall

Salary Information

Co-op:   $15.92                  $13.00-20.00
BS:         $54,000

Student Skills & Capabilities

Formulating, modeling and solving problems; data analysis
Software: Mathematica, MATLAB, Maple, Minitab, LaTeX
Language: Java
Operating systems: UNIX, VMS, Mac OS, Windows

Focus in areas of analysis including calculus, differential equations, real variables, probability, and statistics, with significant coursework in the discrete areas of mathematics including matrix, linear, and abstract algebra. Opportunities for independent study or undergraduate research with faculty.

Equipment & Facilities

Students have access to programming, statistical and simulation languages, graphics software and design tools on a variety of platforms. Symbolic computation and statistical laboratories are also available.

Job Titles

Software Developer, Data Science Analyst, Cost Estimator, QA Automation Engineer, Research Analyst, Fixed Income Associate, Pension Administrator

Significant Points

  • Focus on problems that can be mathematically analyzed and solved, including models for perfecting global positioning systems, analyzing cost-effectiveness in manufacturing processes, or improving digital encryption software.
  • Courses provide the knowledge and skills to collaborate on complex problems with scientists, engineers, computer specialists.
  • Research offered in areas such as computational photonics, mathematical biology, microelectromechanical systems, and network analysis.

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

MIAC Analytics, Epic, Hanscom Air Force Base, Cisco, iZotope, Google, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association, Integration Point Inc, Revature LLC, Alliance Bernstein

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed. Feel free to contact Kris Stehler, the career services coordinator who works with the Applied Mathematics program. For your convenience, you can access information and services through our web site at
Kris Stehler, Career Services Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 585.475.5468
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center
57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY  14623-5603