The Applied Mathematics Program offers a small class environment with faculty dedicated to teaching and student success. Our faculty work closely with each student to help foster their growth, both with topics in applied math and more generally as a future professional. This program incorporates best practice recommendations from the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Beyond the common core of classes shared with the general mathematics major, this program includes additional coursework in mathematical modeling, computer programming and statistics.

Applied mathematicians work in a variety of environments and contribute to the workforce in a number of ways. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for mathematicians is projected to grow much faster than average, with a 26% increase in job openings nationally, and with a median annual wage of $103,100 in Colorado (computed across all degree levels).

Graduates of the Applied Mathematics Program at CMU have gone on to find employment in a variety of places, including locally with Rocky Mountain Health Plans, BIO RAD and CAPCO; regionally with United Launch Alliance, National Snow & Ice Data Center (UC Boulder), Hill Air Force Base and Knight Piésold Consulting; and nationally with the U.S. Census Bureau, Food and Drug Administration, Medica and GEICO. Other mathematics alumni have gone on to earn graduate degrees in applied mathematics, mathematics, computer science, aeronautical engineering and seismology. Many of these alumni complemented their mathematical studies at CMU with coursework in related fields, reflecting a demand for STEM professionals with a strong foundation in mathematics. 

26%

Job Growth

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting a faster than average increase in national job openings.

$103K

Median Annual Wage

Computed across all degree levels for the state of Colorado. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)