Gain a solid and comprehensive knowledge of mathematics with an extensive introduction to one of the many areas that rely heavily on it -- biology, chemistry, computer science, finance or physics.

  • Do you wonder how interest on loans and savings accounts works? A major in applied math leading to a career in banking or finance might be for you.
  • Do you look at your car insurance bill and wonder how the insurance company decides how much to charge? A major in applied math leading to a career as an actuary might be for you.
  • Do you have ideas for how to design software to solve problems? A major in applied math leading to a career in software design might be for you.

The Bachelor's of Science in Applied Mathematics provides the student with an opportunity to gain a solid and comprehensive knowledge of mathematics with an extensive introduction to one of the many areas that rely heavily on mathematics.

All About Applied Mathematics at ESU

What do students learn to do?

Throughout coursework and non-classroom activities, students will learn how to:

All About Applied Mathematics at ESU

What do students learn to do?

Throughout coursework and non-classroom activities, students will learn how to:


Choose from five Applied Mathematics concentrations.

Every company is looking for solutions to problems. Mathematicians are expert problem solvers. If you think like a mathematician and understand the industry, you can provide solutions. The opportunity for a concentration in a particular field outside mathematics gives our graduates the background needed for solving problems in industry.

  • Applied Financial Mathematics includes courses in economics to prepare students for careers in finance. Pairs well with a minor in actuarial science or mathematical statistics. Our most popular applied math concentration, these students excel at understanding the role of interest on a student loan, credit card, or savings account. They understand how companies can quantify and manage financial risks. They work at banks, financial firms, and insurance companies. They take positions in consulting firms solving problems in a variety of disciplines.
  • Applied Computer Science Mathematics includes courses in computer science to prepare students for careers in programming, algorithm design or consulting. Pairs well with a minor in statistics or computer science applications. These students excel at recognizing problems that can be solved using a computer and designing software to solve them. They understand what modern computers can do well and what is best left to human judgement. They work in software development and technical sales in a wide range of industries.
  • Applied Biological Mathematics includes courses in biology to prepare students for careers in biotechnology or epidemiology or graduate school in mathematical biology. Pairs well with a minor in statistics. These students understand how math relates to genetics and ecology. They can use mathematics to understand population growth. They transform reams of data into actionable policies.
  • Applied Chemical Mathematics includes courses in chemistry to prepare students for careers in medical technology or pharmaceuticals. These students excel at modeling chemical processes, like how much of a drug remains in the body or the impact of a catalyst on a reaction.
  • Applied Physical Mathematics includes courses in physics to prepare students for careers in consulting or engineering. Pairs well with a minor in physics. These students use mathematics to model the physical world, mechanical systems, and motion.
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  • Applied Financial Mathematics includes courses in economics to prepare students for careers in finance. Pairs well with a minor in actuarial science or mathematical statistics. Our most popular applied math concentration, these students excel at understanding the role of interest on a student loan, credit card, or savings account. They understand how companies can quantify and manage financial risks. They work at banks, financial firms, and insurance companies. They take positions in consulting firms solving problems in a variety of disciplines.
  • Applied Computer Science Mathematics includes courses in computer science to prepare students for careers in programming, algorithm design or consulting. Pairs well with a minor in statistics or computer science applications. These students excel at recognizing problems that can be solved using a computer and designing software to solve them. They understand what modern computers can do well and what is best left to human judgement. They work in software development and technical sales in a wide range of industries.
  • Applied Biological Mathematics includes courses in biology to prepare students for careers in biotechnology or epidemiology or graduate school in mathematical biology. Pairs well with a minor in statistics. These students understand how math relates to genetics and ecology. They can use mathematics to understand population growth. They transform reams of data into actionable policies.
  • Applied Chemical Mathematics includes courses in chemistry to prepare students for careers in medical technology or pharmaceuticals. These students excel at modeling chemical processes, like how much of a drug remains in the body or the impact of a catalyst on a reaction.
  • Applied Physical Mathematics includes courses in physics to prepare students for careers in consulting or engineering. Pairs well with a minor in physics. These students use mathematics to model the physical world, mechanical systems, and motion.
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Career Opportunities

ESU Applied Mathematics majors earn positions in banks, insurance companies, government agencies, consulting firms, pharmaceutical companies, engineering firms, and other organizations. See example alumni positions in:

  • Finance

    Past alumni positions include:

    • Loan Operations and Support Specialist, First Hope Bank

    • Junior Underwriter at AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation

    • AAVP, RAD Developer, Barclays Investment Bank

    • Actuarial Assistant, Guardian Life

      Business Process Analyst, Guardian Life

    • Financial Analyst/Business Analyst, Lumen Technologies

    • Lead Associate, Willis Towers Watson

  • Technology

    Past alumni positions include:

    • Artificial Intelligence Division – Sales and Delivery Executive, IBM

    • Director, AI + Data Office, Verizon

    • Head of AI Program Management, Verizon

    • CMM Programmer and Calibration Technician, Simco Electronics

  • Data Analysis

    Past alumni positions include:

    • Technical Program Manager – Data Science, Machine Learning and Big Data, Verizon
    • Lead Data Scientist, Verizon
    • Data Analyst, Institute for Prevention and Recovery
    • Data Analyst, B Braun Medical
    • Data Scientist, Supply Chain Analytics & Strategy, Verizon
    • Data Scientist – Digital Fraud, UPS
    • Data Scientist – Retail, AppCard, Inc
  • Additional Fields

    Past alumni positions include:

    • Alteryx Developer/Consultant, Deloitte
    • Consultant, TNTMAX Survey Apprentice, Mountainview Layout
    • Flight Safety and Reliability Engineer, KBR Careers - Gov Solutions
    • Project Integration/Foreign Military Sales, Picatinny Arsenal
    • Business Analyst, Level 3 Communications
    • Graduate Student, MS Business Intelligence & Analytics, Stevens Institute of Technology
    • Graduate Student, MEd, Higher Education Student Affairs
    • Professional Tutor, Lehigh Carbon Community College
    • Residence Hall Director, Stony Brook University
    • Survey Apprentice at Mountainview Layout

Hands-on Learning

Opportunities for in-class hands on learning abound. In addition, all math majors participate in a service-learning project and have the opportunity to pursue special projects with professors.

Service Learning

All math majors are required to take MATH 425 Introduction to Mathematical modeling, which includes a service-learning project.

  • In Spring 2020, students investigated the viability of a community kitchen for Meals on Wheels of Monroe County.
  • In Spring 2021, students investigated the water and financial saving associated with reusing grey water at the Pocono Environmental Education Center.

The MATH 150 Mathematical Investigations course is a course for new math majors to meet each other and learn about college mathematics. That course includes a data visualization project for an on-campus entity, like Career Development.

Dylan Campagna '21 speaks about his group's service learning project helping Meals on Wheels.

All math majors are required to take MATH 425 Introduction to Mathematical modeling, which includes a service-learning project.

  • In Spring 2020, students investigated the viability of a community kitchen for Meals on Wheels of Monroe County.
  • In Spring 2021, students investigated the water and financial saving associated with reusing grey water at the Pocono Environmental Education Center.

The MATH 150 Mathematical Investigations course is a course for new math majors to meet each other and learn about college mathematics. That course includes a data visualization project for an on-campus entity, like Career Development.

Dylan Campagna '21 speaks about his group's service learning project helping Meals on Wheels.

Independent Study Opportunities

Math majors have unfettered access to faculty members.

  • Did you love your class? Contact the professor about opportunities to explore that topic further, either through a second course or independent study.
  • Did you read about or hear about a cool aspect of mathematics? Talk to a professor about working on a project in that field.
A student uses software to visualize air pollution data on a map for an independent study project.

Math majors have unfettered access to faculty members.

  • Did you love your class? Contact the professor about opportunities to explore that topic further, either through a second course or independent study.
  • Did you read about or hear about a cool aspect of mathematics? Talk to a professor about working on a project in that field.

In recent years students have worked one-on-one with professors on combinatorics, game theory, and financial mathematics. They have completed individual projects on using graph theory to match medical students with residency positions. Individual students used data analysis to examine air pollution, health in different cities, and student retention at ESU.

A student uses software to visualize air pollution data on a map for an independent study project.

In recent years students have worked one-on-one with professors on combinatorics, game theory, and financial mathematics. They have completed individual projects on using graph theory to match medical students with residency positions. Individual students used data analysis to examine air pollution, health in different cities, and student retention at ESU.


Innovative Faculty

Faculty members in the math department bring experience applying mathematics outside the classroom.


Learn more about ESU and the Applied Mathematics major.

Contact Us

For more information on the programs offered in the Mathematics department, please contact cgetz@esu.edu.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Science & Technology 118
Phone:
(570) 422-3447
Fax:
(570) 422-3899 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Department Chair
Name
Olivia Carducci
Phone:
(570) 422-3444