The Applied Mathematics program is part of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the BGSU College of Arts and Sciences.

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Bachelor of Science

Applied Mathematics

Mathematics drives developments in telecommunications, medicine, computers, finance, insurance, car and airplane design, and weather forecasting. Students in the mathematics major learn a wide range of abstract mathematical concepts and their many applications. The Bachelor of Science in mathematics with the applied mathematics specialization emphasizes scientific computing and modeling.

Quality classroom experiences

All mathematics courses introduce new ways of thinking and develop discipline in carefully expressing these thoughts through problem solutions or carefully written arguments. Beginning with calculus, all mathematics courses are taught in small sections to ensure an appropriate level of personal attention. Applied mathematics courses use numerical calculations for mathematical modeling.

Stand Out in courses like

  • Calculus & Analytic Geometry
  • Differential Equations
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Probability & Statistics
  • Physics


Courses in the applied mathematics specialization introduce mathematical models for a wide variety of real-world problems. In addition to mathematics courses, the applied mathematics specialization requires two semesters of physics. A variety of honors courses and seminars are offered with the possibility of writing an honors research thesis in order to graduate with departmental or university honors. It is possible for advanced students to earn a limited number of graduate credits during their senior year and complete a master’s degree in mathematics in one year beyond the bachelor’s degree.

Mathematics is one of today’s most dynamic and influential fields with remarkable impact on a wide breadth of industries.

Internships and Careers

Part-time employment is available for undergraduates as tutors in the Learning Commons and the Math Emporium, a computer learning center within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The National Science Foundation (NSF) offers undergraduate research opportunities through its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. The BGSU Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship offers the possibility of summer research funding. There are also a number of scholarships available specifically for students who declare a mathematics major.

Mathematician is often one of the top rated jobs. Applied mathematics majors are hired by engineering and manufacturing companies to work in groups with engineers and programmers to model new products and production processes. Applied mathematics majors can go on to graduate school in diverse fields such as computer science, statistics, engineering, operations research, and economics, in addition to mathematics and applied mathematics.

Go Far in your career

  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Government
  • Market Research
  • Physics
  • Sociology

Average Starting Salary & BGSU Placement Rate

$63,200 Applied Mathematics graduates average starting salary according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

97% of BGSU mathematics graduates report they’re employed, in graduate school or starting a business within six months of graduation.

Admissions Information

Students interested in a mathematics major should have four years of college preparatory mathematics in high school. While it is not necessary to take calculus in high school, the department offers an advanced placement program to receive credit for one or two calculus courses by taking the Advanced Placement Exam while in high school.

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The Applied Mathematics program is part of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the BGSU College of Arts and Sciences.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in applied mathematics will be able to:

  • Understand what mathematics and statistics are, how they are done, and how they relate to other disciplines;
  • Use the language of mathematics and statistics to communicate basic ideas, techniques, and results;
  • Objectively and critically evaluate information and assess performance using mathematical principles;
  • Demonstrate appreciation for the beauty, utility and impact of mathematics and statistics;
  • Apply mathematical problem-solving techniques in novel situations;
  • Use appropriate technology to attack a wide variety of mathematical tasks successfully.

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012-2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Mathematics program will undergo Program/Cluster Review during the Academic Year 2019-20.

Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The applied mathematics program does not lead to professional licensure.

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Business Administration program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.

* Job placement and salary information was compiled by the Office of Academic Assessment through the Graduation Survey from AY2015-2018. The data are gathered around the time of Commencement and a follow-up survey six months post Commencement. For the salary question, data for programs with fewer than fifteen responses are not included. Salaries for those programs are from the National Association of Colleges and Employers Summer 2019 Survey. For questions regarding the data, contact

Updated: 05/16/2022 10:23AM