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Applied Mathematics

Why pursue an applied mathematics degree at North Central College?

Applied mathematicians use techniques like mathematical modeling and computational mathematics to solve practical problems found in today's modern world. This major will prepare you for careers in the sciences, business, economics, finance and insurance-careers that require high-level statistical analysis and computation to solve problems, make decisions, and conduct operations research and analysis. Mathematical modeling can be used to predict transmission rates of diseases, streamline manufacturing, and project passenger demand to produce flight schedules for airlines. North Central's mathematics professors develop strong relationships with their students and foster an open and encouraging learning environment throughout the mathematics department.

You can also:

  • Combine majors and elective core courses across various academic fields.
  • Conduct undergraduate research in higher mathematics with your professors as early as your first year on campus.
  • Attend local, regional and national professional conferences.
  • Gain more experience as an applied mathematician by interning in the Naperville area and Chicago.
  • Obtain extra help from a peer tutor-or become one yourself.
  • Join the higher mathematics honor society Pi Mu Epsilon.
  • Build on your degree with an applied  mathematics concentration.

More Department information

Applied Mathematics, B.S.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Mathematics and Actuarial Science.

One of the following sequences:

This choice should pair with the applied area; please consult the department.

Applied Mathematics Internships and Jobs

A North Central education integrates career preparation with rich academic study. Our faculty encourages you to refine and apply your knowledge in an interconnected world. Here you'll learn to think independently and work globally to solve problems and lead.

Graduate Schools

Recent graduates in applied mathematics have been accepted at:

  • University of Missouri
  • University of Arizona


  • Financial analyst
  • Employee benefits and property and casualty consultant


Recent graduates in applied mathematics have found careers in:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Data mining
  • Materials science
  • Computer animation and digital imaging
  • Finance and economics
  • Climatology
  • Engineering
  • Statistics

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