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Curriculum Information Guide

Applied Mathematics

Dr. Carlos Marques, Chair
Mathematics Dept.
School of Arts & Sciences


Bachelor of Science Degree

The Applied Mathematics Bachelor of Science program provides a solid background in mathematics and its applications within a highly supportive and stimulating learning environment. Mathematics is the language of Science and Technology. Thus the Applied Mathematics program is at the very heart of the mission of Farmingdale State College. Students benefit from small class size, personal attention, and a network of social and academic opportunities including our Mathematics Club, the Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences, the Mathematics Learning Center, and the Undergraduate Teaching Assistant program. Students will acquire strong quantitative and analytic skills, incorporating the use of powerful state-of-the art computational technology in advanced problem solving and research projects.

All students will complete a major project in our Seminar in Applied Mathematics which will involve collaborative work. The students have a choice of two tracks within the Bachelor of Science program: the Traditional Track and the Financial Mathematics Track. Both of these tracks share a common core of required General Education courses and of required Mathematics courses. Students in the Traditional Track choose additional elective courses in mathematics and in other fields of their interest, while students in the Financial Mathematics Track must take a set of prescribed courses in financial mathematics and in related fields such as Economics, Business, as well as some elective courses. (See the Program of Study)

Students can combine the Bachelor of Sciences in Applied Mathematics (Major) with a Minor in another field, or even obtain a Dual Major in mathematics and a related field. These minors and dual majors enable students to pursue inter-disciplinary interests which enhance future employment opportunities.

Applied Mathematics graduates possess the skills to enter a wide variety of excellent careers. An applied mathematics degree provides the background for jobs in business, telecommunications, finance, actuarial science, operations research, transportation, and education. Appropriate elective courses in areas such as computer science, engineering technology, economics, or natural sciences permit students to apply their mathematical knowledge to these fields, opening employment opportunities in additional careers, including pharmaceutical research, information services, and quality control. Applied Mathematics graduates are also well prepared to continue their studies at the graduate level in various fields of applied mathematics, finance, applied sciences, or mathematics education.

Typical Employment Opportunities

Financial Analyst
Economical Analyst
Marketing Researcher
Actuarial Assistant
Bio Statistician
Environmental Mathematician
Insurance Manager
Secondary Education Teacher
Information Consultant
Imaging Scientist
Quality Control Manager

Applied Mathematics (BS) Program Outcomes:

  • Graduates will know the methods and techniques of applied mathematics and will understand the underlying theoretical foundations
  • Graduates will have the knowledge and skills needed to be productive problem solvers and critical thinkers
  • Graduates will possess both depth and breadth in the mathematical sciences
  • Graduates will possess important contextual skills including computer skills, communication skills, and the ability to collaborate with others on mathematical projects

Curriculum Summary

Degree Type: BS
Total Required Credits: 121

Please refer to the General Education, Applied Learning, and Writing Intensive requirement sections of the College Catalog and consult with your advisor to ensure that graduation requirements are satisfied.

Admission to Farmingdale State College - State University of New York is based on the qualifications of the applicant without regard to age, sex, marital or military status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.