The Applied Mathematics program is designed for students with an interest in mathematics and real-world problem-solving. An applied mathematics degree is quite versatile, and graduates will have the skills needed to adapt to a rapidly changing work environment. Upon graduation, students can begin careers in the financial, information, pharmaceutical and related industries. The program contains three options: information science, financial science and science. Students must complete a set of common required courses as well as one of the three sequences. A two-semester internship is also required, which is essential for finding employment. Learning Outcomes for Applied Mathematics Majors Applied mathematics graduates will be able to: Organize and analyze data Formulate problems mathematically and choose appropriate methods to solve them Make detailed logical arguments Use technology effectively in the solutions to mathematical problems when it is appropriate Communicate clearly and persuasively Make professional presentations Be prepared to enter the workforce or pursue a Master’s degree Concentration: (AFB) Applied Mathematics – Financial Science Job titles for graduates from this option include financial analyst, statistician and quantitative programmer. Analysts in the financial industries use computer-based mathematical models to analyze securities (such as stocks) in order to project future prices and provide assessment of risk. They help businesses and individuals to make investment decisions. The curriculum places a heavy emphasis on statistics and on the computer programming skills needed in applications.