As an Applied Mathematics major, you gain a well-rounded education in the liberal arts focused on the mathematical sciences and their use in solving quantitative questions in mathematics and other disciplines. The program emphasizes computer-based modeling and statistical methods, and culminates in a research project during your senior year.
The curriculum integrates technology and theoretical mathematics to teach you how mathematics can solve real problems in research and industry. The major prepares you for advanced study in mathematics, statistics, or a related field, as well as for programs in the sciences, health sciences and business. For example, several students are taking Applied Mathematics as a double major with Marine Sciences, Biochemistry and Medical biology. The program provides the skills you need for a career in business, industry, finance, research, or a number of other fields.
We offer qualified students the option of participating in our Honors Program and graduating with Honors. This includes significant research, scholarship or creative activity under the direction of a faculty member.
Secondary Teacher Certification Option
Our Secondary Teacher Certification Option includes the extensive coursework in education you need to meet the Maine requirements for secondary teacher (Grades 7-12) certification. As part of this work, you participate in a mathematics education research seminar and complete a teaching internship. You also gain exposure to a variety of software programs designed to support the development of innovative classroom learning experiences for secondary students.
If you seek to double major, you will find that an Applied Mathematics major complements many science, health science and business majors, as mathematics is used increasingly in these areas of study.
UNE also offers a minor in Applied Mathematics, which is an excellent enhancement to bachelor’s degrees in biological, marine, physical, and health sciences and business.