Students will gain the knowledge and skills they need in order to successfully apply mathematics to problems in business, industry, or government while learning how to communicate these ideas and issues to others.

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Equation for Success

Students will learn how to reason logically, apply mathematics to problems and communicate complicated ideas. They will increase their marketability and their ability to apply mathematics by cultivating skills in computing, quantitative disciplines, and statistics.

The emphasis in applied mathematics is designed to give students the mathematical foundation they need in order to prepare them for a quantitative-based career or to give them the knowledge they need to continue onto graduate school. They will be required to take statistics, numerical analysis, probability, data structures, and software design and development.

I appreciate how much BYU-Idaho gave me a strong foundation to improve from as I left for the workforce. Working at the Department of Defense, I’ve been able to apply my studies to solving extremely hard problems that many times used simple solutions I learned in the classroom.

Sean M.,
BYU-I Graduate

Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in Mathematical Science, emphasis in Applied Mathematics, have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.

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An analyst has the ability to apply their logic and analytical skills to researching, understanding, and communicating problems, information, and potential solutions. They generally are involved in the design and modification of a business and the IT systems being used.


An actuary works with businesses by analyzing data to evaluate financial risks and communicate with non-specialists. They use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to study and analyze potential events such as those that concern insurance and pension programs.

Operations Research Analyst

An operations research analyst uses mathematical modeling and programming skills to analyze operations and develop improved systems. They use advanced technologies such as big data mining, optimization, statistical analysis, and mathematical modeling to help businesses operate more efficiently.

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Getting Started in This Degree

If you want to get a taste for Mathematical Sciences, emphasis in Applied Mathematics, start with one of the following degree-specific courses:

For a full listing of all courses required for this degree, refer to the course catalog.

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