Applied Mathematics BS

Mathematicians are problem solvers — investigating problems, formulating questions, determining applicable mathematics, solving problems and communicating solutions.


Our bachelor's in applied mathematics examines the practical applications of mathematics in science and operations research. Your degree prepares you for the growing importance of analyzing and applying statistics and data.

With the department’s approval, enter the honors program in mathematics, where you’ll have the opportunity to pursue advanced topics and work with faculty one-on-one. For an even greater challenge, work on an independent study. Add to your resume with internships and co-op opportunities. 

Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation

This $118 million-dollar facility serves as the home for the mathematics, science, computing and engineering programs. This 230,00 square-foot center features a planetarium, three observation decks, a greenhouse, extensive laboratories and state of-the-art equipment.


  • Command of of background material in analytic geometry, calculus, analysis, probability and discrete mathematics, including theorems and procedures.
  • Ability to evaluate mathematical arguments and to develop original mathematical arguments.
  • Communication skills: develop and write cogent and coherent exposition, in clear and correct sentences, to prepare for an audience in a mathematically coherent presentation, considering both organization of material and the quality of the presentation.
  • Develop problem-solving skills, including selection of an appropriate strategy and application of the tools of mathematics to given problems.

Career Opportunities

  • Statistics
  • Engineering
  • Actuarial work
  • Cryptology
  • Inventory planning
  • Numerical analysis
  • Web metrics

My favorite thing about the Applied Math BS is the Mathematics Department. The professors are amazing and always happy to help any student who needs it, even those who are not math majors or are not in their class.

The math courses have not only taught me math but I learned how to problem solve, think analytically, challenge myself. The classes challenge my brain and I love it

People in both the departments that I am part of are very welcoming and friendly. The professors are really helpful and approachable, even the department chairs. I enjoy being in both and do not regret my major decisions.

The Mathematics Department has really pushed me to challenge myself. A majority of the classes were difficult but this helped me to not only learn to ask for help when needed, but to collaborate with my peers and support each other when we struggled.

Program Resources

The Oswego Guarantee

  • No increase in room & board 
  • Timely course offerings
  • High touch connections to alumni 
  • Small student to faculty ratio
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Apply for this full-time, paid integrated learning experience that allows you to gain hands on experience in a professional environment.

Honors program

With the department’s approval, enter the honors program in mathematics, where you’ll have the opportunity to pursue advanced topics and work with faculty one-on-one.


Learn what it's like to work in a professional setting while still in school.

Study Abroad

Take classes and participate in internships while immersing yourself in all that region has to offer.

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