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
Colin Longhurst, B.S. '13, on majoring in Math and Political Science
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
- 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.
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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
- Applied Mathematics Research
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.
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.
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.
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.
A wide array of exceptional internship opportunities exist at institutions including:
- The National Security Agency
- Local technology employers
For more information, contact the College of Arts and Sciences Internship Office Mathematics contact:
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.