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Why Choose Applied Mathematics

Why Choose Applied Mathematics?

Although many positions with the title "mathematician" or "statistician" require a graduate degree, there is a growing demand for people whose undergraduate training emphasizes modern applied mathematics. These positions are typically interdisciplinary and focus on a combination of modeling, analysis, statistics, and computation. They are found in such diverse fields as financial services, pharmaceutical research, and municipal administration. Applied mathematicians are found everywhere in commerce, industry, and government where quantitative data is used to make decisions. Our graduates have found positions in insurance companies, research laboratories, and Internet startups, among other places.

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  • A history and legacy of scientific and technological achievement dating back to the 1890s
  • Rigorous, relevant programs that prepare students for their next step
  • Typically smaller, more personal departments and classes where students are known and can maximize their potential
  • A network of more than 10,000 alumni around the world
  • Access to big research, including Argonne, Fermilab, CERN, Daya Bay, and more
  • Flexibility in programs that makes it possible for students to explore their interests, combine areas of study, specialize, or otherwise tailor their education to their needs
  • Multiple pathways to the future, such as co-terminal degrees, professional master's degrees, certificate programs, and traditional master's and doctoral degrees
  • Strong, committed faculty who are well regarded in their respective fields, including fellows of the American Physics Society and other organizations and NSF CAREER award recipients
  • Graduates who get jobs—in Fortune 500 firms to major international universities, the government to startups, Wall Street to NASA
  • A dynamic urban campus in the vibrant City of Chicago