Applied Mathematics

School of Computer Science & Mathematics

What sets Marist’s Applied Mathematics program apart is its ability to be customizable based on your unique career goals. Whether your future lies in the hard sciences, computer sciences, research, or even writing, you’ll be well-prepared to enter the field and achieve career success.

Customize Your Curriculum for Your Career

The Applied Mathematics curriculum is designed to be customizable based on your specific career goals and interests. This customization comes in the form of four unique interdisciplinary tracks:

  • Biology Track: apply mathematics to the fields of biology and medicine
  • Chemistry Track: develop your mathematics skills as they pertain to the different fields of chemistry
  • Computer Science Track: take your mathematics further into the fields of data science, programming, and information technology
  • Financial/Actuarial Track: enter the fields of financial management, economics, finance, and more

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Customize Your Curriculum for Your Career

The Applied Mathematics curriculum is designed to be customizable based on your specific career goals and interests. This customization comes in the form of four unique interdisciplinary tracks:

  • Biology Track: apply mathematics to the fields of biology and medicine
  • Chemistry Track: develop your mathematics skills as they pertain to the different fields of chemistry
  • Computer Science Track: take your mathematics further into the fields of data science, programming, and information technology
  • Financial/Actuarial Track: enter the fields of financial management, economics, finance, and more

“I majored in applied mathematics and have minors in economics and data science and analytics, and this combination is helping me do some really unique research on women in Latin America. As part of a project for the Honors Program, I’ll be examining macro- versus micro-economies and creating a compartmentalized model of how government funding is being deployed and how it could be deployed more effectively. I plan to look at data like birth rates and school attendance and create equations based on those parameters.”

Rebecca Lopez
Applied Mathematics Major, Data Science and Analytics and Economics Minors
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“I majored in applied mathematics and have minors in economics and data science and analytics, and this combination is helping me do some really unique research on women in Latin America. As part of a project for the Honors Program, I’ll be examining macro- versus micro-economies and creating a compartmentalized model of how government funding is being deployed and how it could be deployed more effectively. I plan to look at data like birth rates and school attendance and create equations based on those parameters.”

Rebecca Lopez
Applied Mathematics Major, Data Science and Analytics and Economics Minors
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Problem Solving is a Regular Occurrence in the Math Lab

At Marist, we believe it’s essential to provide top-notch resources to all students, and the Mathematics program is no exception. In fact, the Mathematics Lab is a resource and tutoring center is available specifically for Applied Mathematics and Mathematics students. Experienced faculty and students are prepared to help enhance your skills in critical thinking and problem-solving.

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Problem Solving is a Regular Occurrence in the Math Lab

At Marist, we believe it’s essential to provide top-notch resources to all students, and the Mathematics program is no exception. In fact, the Mathematics Lab is a resource and tutoring center is available specifically for Applied Mathematics and Mathematics students. Experienced faculty and students are prepared to help enhance your skills in critical thinking and problem-solving.

Career Opportunities in Mathematics: the Limit Does Not Exist

Our completely customizable Applied Mathematics curriculum is often paired with Marist’s unique “academic triangle”: our philosophy which encourages our students to incorporate additional majors and minors to further define their academic journey to best suit their specific career goals. With each of these components, there is no limit to your career possibilities.

Applied Mathematics Major
+ Financial/Actuarial Track
= Actuary

Applied Mathematics Major
+ Chemistry Track
+ Professional Writing Minor
= Chemistry Technical Writer

Data Science and Analytics Major
+ Mathematics Minor
= Data Scientist

Applied Mathematics Major
+ Biology Track
= Medical Statistician

"I knew in my college search that I did not want to be just another student in a lecture hall of 500 students. At Marist, I feel completely comfortable calling, emailing, and visiting my professors' office hours anytime I have a question or just want to catch up.

Throughout my time at Marist, I have had multiple internships with important companies: Connecticut Insurance & Financial Services, Prudential, and S&P. I am extremely grateful that I was given and have accepted a full-time position after my senior year to work for S&P Global as a credit analyst in New York City."

Julia Blake
Dual Major Applied Mathematics and Economics, Data Science and Analytics Minor

"I knew in my college search that I did not want to be just another student in a lecture hall of 500 students. At Marist, I feel completely comfortable calling, emailing, and visiting my professors' office hours anytime I have a question or just want to catch up.

Throughout my time at Marist, I have had multiple internships with important companies: Connecticut Insurance & Financial Services, Prudential, and S&P. I am extremely grateful that I was given and have accepted a full-time position after my senior year to work for S&P Global as a credit analyst in New York City."

Julia Blake
Dual Major Applied Mathematics and Economics, Data Science and Analytics Minor

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96% of School of Computer Science and Mathematics graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the demand for mathematical science skills will drive a 27.9 percent rise in employment in the field through 2026.

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One of the most common jobs for our Applied Mathematics students is an Actuary, for which the median annual salary is $108,350 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

At Marist, we pride ourselves on our dedication to providing our students with a well-rounded liberal arts education that prepares them for practical experience and profound success in their field. But don't just take our word for it - the numbers speak for themselves.

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Of current students are satisfied with their Marist Experience

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Graduation rate, higher than the average for public and private colleges

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Employed or attending grad school 6 months after graduation

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Top 50 "Colleges That Create Futures"

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