Applied Mathematics degree at Montana Tech

Applied Mathematics

female mathematics student at monitor with calculatorPrepare for in-demand, high-paying careers in business, industry, or government with the applied mathematics degree at Montana Tech. You’ll learn from faculty who are dedicated teachers as well as active researchers. They’re also approachable and accessible and will go out of their way to make sure you acquire the knowledge, skills, and experience for applied mathematics jobs.

Your professors will meet with you early and often to help you solidify your area of interest in applied mathematics and connect you with hands-on learning opportunities, such as research and internships. This focused, personalized attention will ensure you graduate with the experience to land—and succeed—in applied mathematics jobs in the future.

Cross-disciplinary Opportunities

The faculty in applied mathematics are well connected at Montana Tech so you’ll have opportunities to collaborate with other majors and work in other facilities on campus. For example, students in applied mathematics analyzed data collected by biology students.

Rhodes & Goldwater Scholarships

Montana Tech students in applied mathematics are consistently nominated for the prestigious Rhodes and Goldwater Scholarships.

Spectacular Location

Montana Tech’s location in Butte offers you numerous recreational opportunities, such as hiking and fishing. Butte is centrally located, giving you access to internships in Bozeman, Helena, and Missoula.

What is Applied Mathematics?

Applied mathematics is the area of the mathematics field that solves problems in disciplines ranging from science to engineering, industry to technology, and to society at large. Applied mathematicians apply mathematical knowledge and skills to solve real-world problems and achieve practical results. Applied mathematics is ideal for you if you have an aptitude for math, like to solve puzzles, have an insatiable curiosity, and thrive in a collaborative environment.

Why Study Applied Mathematics at Montana Tech?

With a 4:1 student-to-teacher ratio, you’ll receive the individual attention you just won’t get at a larger institution. Your professors will not only know your name. They’ll know the area of applied mathematics you’re most passionate about and they’ll help you find opportunities to explore your interests fully. They’ll even tailor class topics and projects to help you explore your interest and develop expertise in it. When it comes time to apply for internships, graduate schools, or applied mathematics jobs, your professors at Montana Tech will be able to write impact reference letters for you because they know you so well.

hands-on learning in applied mathematics

Gain hands-on experience in applied mathematics

From working on faculty-led research projects in applied mathematics to internships at places such as government agencies and software companies, you’ll have plenty of hands-on opportunities to gain experience and to know which applied mathematics jobs are for you—before you graduate. You’ll also have opportunities to present your impressive research at Montana Tech Techxpo and at national and international conferences, such as the Pacific Inland Mathematics Undergraduate Conference (PiMUC) in Spokane, Washington.

focus on your career in applied mathematics from the first day of classes

Focus on your applied mathematics career from Day 1

From helping you to identify your area of interest in applied mathematics to working closely with Career Services so you never miss out on internships and other practical learning experiences, we always have your future career front of mind at Montana Tech. We’ll help you focus your interests so that you’re highly marketable for applied mathematics jobs and prepared to thrive in your career.

What Can You Do With A Mathematics Degree?

In today’s data-driven world, people with math degrees are in high demand. With your bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Montana Tech, you’ll be well positioned for careers analyzing the increasing volume of digital and electronic data in the private sector, medicine, law, education, or government. You’ll also be prepared to work on teams with engineers, scientists, and other professionals.

Career outlook for applied mathematics majors

100% job placement rate for 10+ years
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How much do applied mathematics graduates make?

The 2018 median pay for mathematicians and statisticians was $88,190 per year, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall employment is projected to grow 30 percent through 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Explore Classes for Applied Mathematics Majors

As early as fall semester of your freshman year you’ll take math courses, starting with Calculus. Course highlights include Programming, Computational Thinking, and Mathematical Modeling. You’ll also have many elective courses to choose from. Many applied mathematics majors strengthen their math degrees and expand their career options by choosing to double major in subjects such as engineering, chemistry, biology, and data science.

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