Applied Mathematics


Michael Arciero, chair

Degree name
Bachelor of Science with a major in Applied Mathematics


The Department of Mathematical Sciences is an integral part of the strong liberal arts tradition at the University of New England. We believe a student's education is enriched by studying mathematics, and our courses support the College of Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum. Our Applied Mathematics major and minor programs provide a solid foundation in contemporary mathematics which prepares students to pursue further study and careers in the mathematical sciences and other quantitative and analytical fields. The department’s faculty mentor student research and are active in original scholarship. Through consulting and research collaborations, we are a resource for students and faculty across the University.

Major Description

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics provides a well-rounded, liberal arts-based education focused on the application of the mathematical sciences for inquiry and problem-solving. The program places emphasis on mathematical modeling and statistical methods, and project-based approaches. The curriculum integrates computational and theoretical approaches to enable students to experience both the power and the beauty of mathematics for problem-solving and exploration. This major gives students the quantitative and analytical skills to support careers in the sciences, business, finance, health, government, and many other fields. The program also prepares students for advanced study in the applied mathematical sciences. Students interested in a double major will find Applied Mathematics to be an excellent complement to majors in the natural sciences and other fields, as many fields continue to experience an increasing reliance on mathematics. 

Curricular Requirements

CAS Core Requirements (excluding mathematics; 39-42 credits required) Credits
Program Required Courses  
MAT 150 - Statistics for Life Sciences 3
MAT 190 - Calculus I 4
MAT 195 - Calculus II 4
MAT 200 - Calculus III 4
MAT 212 - Applied Discrete Mathematics 3
MAT 220 - Applied Linear Algebra 3
MAT 225 - Computer Programming w/ MATLAB 3
MAT 315 - Applied Mathematics w/ Differential Equations 3
MAT 321 - Applied Statistics I 3
MAT 323 - Applied Statistics II 3
MAT 400 - Real Analysis 3

MAT 480 - Mathematics Research Seminar* 


MAT 490 Topics in Mathematics

Mathematics and/or Science electives at level 300 or above 6-8
Program Minimum Required Total Credits 45-47
Open Elective Courses (needed to reach 120 credits) variable
Minimum Required Total Credits 120

*Students who are inclined toward and have demonstrated the potential for research will have the option to take MAT 480 Mathematics Research Seminar instead of MAT 490 Topics in Mathematics. 

Students wishing to pursue teacher certification in Math can complete a double major with Applied Mathematics and Secondary Education or a major in Secondary Education and a concentration in Applied Mathematics. For more information, see the Secondary Education catalog page.

Students in this major can participate in the pre-health graduate school preparation tracks.

Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Applied Mathematics major will:

  1. Use mathematical reasoning, modeling, and statistical methods to explore, represent, and communicate about quantitative relationships
  2. Apply quantitative methods to solve problems in a variety of disciplines
  3. Develop proficiency with computer algebra, statistical, and geometric software to investigate mathematical concepts and applications
  4. Prepare mathematical documents for dissemination in written and presentation formats
  5. Gain analytic and technological skills to support careers in mathematics and related areas, and graduate and professional study


Students may earn a Minor in Applied Mathematics by completing 19-21 credits in the following:



(19-21 total required)

MAT 120


MAT 150

MAT 190 4
Four additional mathematics courses, including MAT 195 and/or any MAT course at a 200 level or above 12

Students wishing to declare an Applied Mathematics minor should complete a course plan in consultation with a Mathematical Sciences faculty member.

Honors Program

We offer qualified students the option of graduating with Honors. This includes significant research, scholarship, or creative activity under the direction of a faculty member. Interested students should consult with their advisor. 

Transfer Credit

Courses previously completed at another accredited college can be transferred to this degree program. Transferred mathematics courses must be reasonably close in scope and content to the mathematics courses offered at UNE in order to count as exact equivalents. Otherwise, they will transfer as general electives. All Science/Math courses previously completed must be no older than five years. See Undergraduate Admissions also.


Financial Information

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for subsequent years may vary. Other expenses include books and housing. For more information regarding tuition and fees, please consult the Financial Information section of this catalog.