Applied Mathematics (BS)

Where complex concepts meet complicated problems

You’re a problem solver, approaching a question from every angle to find a solution. MBU’s applied mathematics program brings an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to real-world issues, using modeling, analysis, algorithm development, and simulation to find dynamic solutions. Whether you’re considering a career in science, engineering, computer science, or economics, an applied mathematics degree can complete the equation for success.

Time to Completion
4 years
In person
Bachelor of Science
Capstone 2022
A student and a professor talk about the research poster in front of them.

Why Study Applied Mathematics at Mary Baldwin?

Mathematical concepts underlie everything from global economics to the movement of your body’s cells. Using mathematical models, analysis, and simulation, individuals in diverse, critical professions grapple with some of the world’s most challenging problems. An applied mathematics degree from MBU can make you part of that solution, with an interdisciplinary approach. Applied mathematics is where the rubber hits the road.

Our graduates pursue careers and graduate study in engineering, computer science, biology, chemistry, physics, or economics. With an applied mathematics degree under your belt, there’s nowhere you can’t go, no problem you can’t solve. 

MBU-UVA Cooperative
Program in Engineering

Earn your bachelor’s in applied mathematics from MBU and receive priority consideration for a master’s in engineering from UVA through our dual degree program!

  • Students complete their bachelor’s at MBU and the master’s at UVA with a streamlined and accelerated curriculum plan
  • You must meet UVA’s admissions criteria for their graduate engineering program
  • You must complete the calculus and physics sequence your freshman year

Interested? Be sure to contact Dr. Joseph Johnson at for more information.

Connecting Mathematics to the World Beyond MBU

Mathematics majors have the opportunity to participate in conferences, including the Shenandoah Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Conference at James Madison University, and Research Experiences for Undergraduates at various partner colleges. Seniors complete a capstone project that relates their work to an industry or subject of potential graduate study, and our Math Club presents opportunities for civic engagement on campus

“MBU taught me the value of my own intellectual freedom and curiosity. I don’t want to pigeonhole myself in a specialist career: I want to pursue my interests and intrigues, and discover where they’ll lead me.”

Katie Keegan ’22Applied math major and recipient of a U.S. Department of Energy Graduate Computations Science Fellowship

Students Love Our Courses 

Don’t expect a tired lecture at Mary Baldwin. Our courses are high quality and practical. 

Sample core and elective courses include: 

Cost & Financial Aid

A great education is worth it. Here’s how Mary Baldwin helps you pay for it: Generous financial aid packages, a broad range of scholarships, transferring maximum credit hours from previous coursework or relevant work and life experiences — the list goes on. Our mission is to help you level up and bring your aspirations to life.

MBU helps you fast-track your path to a bachelor’s degree with the opportunity to transfer up to 18 credits (6 courses) through direct course equivalents from the Virginia Community Colleges System.

  • Cost per credit hour: $486
  • Credits required for a bachelor’s degree: 120

It’s time to level up your career. Apply today!