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B.S. in Applied Mathematics

Three students sit with open lap tops around a tableProgram Overview

Put your math skills to use in solving real-world problems in research and industry. Many fields — from finance to marketing, from web analysis to medicine — are increasingly reliant on sophisticated mathematical methods. UNE’s Applied Mathematics major integrates technology and theoretical mathematics, emphasizing computer-based modeling and statistical methods that translate to a wide range of disciplines and career opportunities.


Why UNE for Applied Mathematics

The strength of UNE’s Applied Mathematics major is in our project-based curriculum that draws on our partnerships with local technology employers to give you meaningful professional experiences. In addition to providing opportunities to work on real industry problems, our partner businesses provide crucial internships, which are often pathways to permanent employment.

  • Rewarding undergraduate research experiences
  • Complementary to other disciplines for highly marketable double major combinations
  • Stellar track record  of career success among graduates

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Careers

Your knowledge of mathematical theory, your skills in analysis and technology, and your on-the-job experience acquired through internships will all add up a rewarding career that will put your passion for mathematics to work for you.

Our graduates have pursued many fascinating careers, including:

  • Business analyst
  • Healthcare analytics specialist
  • Actuary
  • Bioinformatics specialist
  • Computer Programmer
  • Statistical consultant
  • Secondary Math Instructor

Whether you have a specific career goal in mind or a vague idea of the field that interests you, the Office of Career Services is here to help you plan your next step.

  • 93%

    of graduates employed or enrolled in grad school within one year of graduation (per 2016-2018 graduate surveys)

  • #1

    in Maine for getting a job (Zippia, 2019)


Academics

Examples of Available Courses

There are many ways you can navigate this major. In addition to foundational mathematics, such as calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations, coursework includes:

  • Network Theory and Modeling
  • Statistical Modeling
  • Programming
  • Applied Mathematics Research

To learn more about the program, see the Curriculum or visit the Catalog.

Secondary Education with Mathematics Certification

If you are interested in teaching high school mathematics, you can complete a double major in Applied Mathematics and Secondary Education or a major in Secondary Education and a concentration in Mathematics. For more information, see our Department of Education.

Double Majors

If you want to double major, you will find that an Applied Mathematics major complements many science, health sciences, and business majors, as mathematics is increasingly used in these areas of study.


Meet our Faculty and Professional Staff


Colin Longhurst, B.S. '13, on majoring in Math and Political Science


Experiential Learning

At UNE, we know that mathematics isn’t just about knowing — it’s about doing. Whether you’re in class working on a project for a local business, conducting your own original research, or getting on-the-job experience at an internship, hands-on learning always factors into the equation.

RESEARCH

Our students have explored a wide variety of research subjects, often combing their interests in mathematics with other passions. Past projects include combinatorial games, data analysis in political science, gender differences in mathematical learning, analysis of DNA sequences with a signal processing approach, and many others.

INTERNSHIPS

A wide array of exceptional internship opportunities exist at institutions including:

  • NASA
  • The National Security Agency
  • Unum
  • Local technology employers

For more information, contact the College of Arts and Sciences Internship Office Mathematics contact:

Cynthia Simon
(207) 602-2540
csimon@une.edu


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See the World

Your fluency in the universal language of math can lead you on thrilling adventures on the other side of the world. Spend a semester in Spain, France, Iceland, or on UNE’s own global campus in Morocco. Or choose from several shorter travel courses that will take you to Costa Rica, Kenya, Mexico, Ireland, Italy, or many other fascinating locations.

Interested in studying abroad? Make a plan with your advisor.