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Applied mathematics deals with mathematical methods that are widely used in science, engineering, business, medicine, computer science, and industry. Career in applied mathematics is more than just crunching numbers. It’s being able to use mathematics to solve real-life problems and make an impact in the world. You have strong quantitative skills and want to foster your mathematical knowledge to apply these skills to various disciplines. Wherever your ambitions lie—in the sciences, business, arts, finance, or just about any other field—Applied Mathematics minor will equip you with skills that stand out.
Why Study Applied Mathematics at MMC?
Mathematical talent and training can make a difference in your career, and our liberal arts curriculum combines interdisciplinary coursework with the mathematical skillsets that will give you an edge in any profession, in any industry. MMC’s Applied Mathematics program stands out with its academic flexibility, letting you choose the electives that best complement your major. You’ll be well-equipped with the creative thinking skills for success in the workforce and solving real-world problems. Based in our New York City campus, we offer small class sizes that create great opportunities for student-faculty collaborations and experiential learning. Completing a minor in Applied Mathematics will enhance your degree and will help differentiate you from others with the same degree when competing for positions in private industry or graduate schools.
What You Will Learn
Upon completing the Applied Mathematics minor, students will be able to:
- Apply advanced mathematics to other disciplines such as biology, physics, biomedical sciences, business, marketing, economics, computer sciences
- Use technology for solving problems. At MMC, you’ll have the opportunity to analyze the world through modeling and interface building applications used by professionals in various industries. Our program has you dive into visual programming languages for system dynamics modeling such as STELLA, statistical software such as R and SPSS, and discrete algebra software such as GAP.
- Solve mathematical problems requiring creativity and insight. While careers in mathematics may differ widely, one thing remains constant—problem-solving. Mapping the human genome, digital imaging, medical diagnosis use sophisticated mathematical tools.
- Communicate mathematical ideas clearly. A vital skill at any point in your career, the minor will teach you to communicate your mathematical thinking coherently and clearly to your peers, teachers, and others.
Organizations of all industries need mathematicians and computational scientists. Graduates of MMC’s Applied Mathematics minor have become professional actuaries, data analysts, and operations research analysts involved in all aspects of business management: logistics, resource allocation, production schedule development, and supply chain management. There are currently a healthy range of job opportunities for applied math minors according to data supplied by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs involving significant mathematical background also consistently rank near the top of the list in annual career surveys
Every year, the Department of Mathematics holds a College-wide π-Day contest. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit an original sentence, paragraph, poem, or short story that uses the digits of π in order (π ≈ 3.1415926…). Student entries are judged on cleverness, interest, and length, while bonus points are awarded for mathematical references, including famous mathematicians.