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An Applied Mathematics Degree Opens You to a World of Possibilities
Whether you want to study cryptography methods or human population dynamics, you can get there with an applied mathematics degree.
Applied math is a rigorous math program focusing on the theory and applications of mathematics to other disciplines such as engineering and the sciences. Mathematics is applied to solve problems such as underground water pollution, traffic jams, inflation, unemployment and climate change.
Students seeking an applied mathematics degree get a strong mathematics foundation, combined with the study of advanced topics including partial differential equations, modeling, computational math, calculus, and operations research. Whether you want to study the intricacies of discrete mathematics, design neural networks or develop a better web search algorithm, an applied mathematics degree from Florida Tech prepares you for a variety of professional mathematics careers with strong salary potential.
Gain Practical Experience Through Research
Because graduates with an applied mathematics degree typically are employed in scientific, engineering, business or government environments, applying a mathematics background to the analysis and solution of real-world problems is a valuable educational tool. Research projects in applied math at Florida Tech vary from real life challenges, which you might find in a job, to theoretical problems that will set the foundation of applied mathematics.
Theoretical problems usually involve proving theorems and developing new theories. In addition, a number of computational projects are available for numerical solutions and simulations of complicated real life problems. Students have an opportunity to undertake independent or collaborative (with a peer or professor) research in a topic of their choosing. The result is practical experience that is perfect for a job search portfolio or as preparation for a graduate or doctoral program.
Build Professional Relationships
Beyond the classroom, applied mathematics degree majors build leadership and professional experience through exciting internships and participation in academic organizations like the American Mathematical Society, Society of Actuaries, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Student Astronomical Society, Student Government and over 100 other student organizations.
Get Recruited Upon Graduation
Employers that have recruited Florida Tech students with an applied mathematics degree for internships and careers include Harris Corporation, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, DRS Optronics, Kennedy Space Center, NASA, and the Space Telescopic Science Institute.
Earn An Advanced Degree
After receiving an applied mathematics degree, about 90 percent of our graduates go to master's and doctoral programs at Florida Tech and other prestigious universities, including Harvard, Columbia, Berkeley and Duke.
Discover how an applied mathematics degree from Florida Tech can offer a wide variety of career options.