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Use calculus, differential equations, and numerical methods to prepare for jobs in numerical modelling, signal processing, data analysis, or a Master’s/Ph.D.

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Do you love solving problems by applying mathematical and analytical solutions? The Applied Mathematics program at Oregon Tech has an emphasis on mathematical rigor, paired with demonstrated ability in other fields of your choosing, offering you "the best of both worlds" in order to meet your goals and dreams by being able to customize your education.

Graduates of the Applied Mathematics Program will be able to do the following:

  • Apply critical thinking, technology and communication skills to solve applied problems.
  • Use knowledge and skills necessary for immediate employment or acceptance into a graduate program.
  • Maintain a core of mathematical and technical knowledge that is adaptable to changing technologies, multiple career fields, and provides a solid foundation for future learning.
  • Apply mathematical concepts and principles to perform real-world computations.
  • Create, use and analyze graphical representations of mathematical relationships while communicating findings clearly.

About the Program

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics
  • Minor in Applied Mathematics*
  • Minor in Applied Statistics*


  • Klamath Falls

*Minors in Applied Mathematics and Applied Statistics are available in Portland-Metro

Questions? Contact:

Tiernan Fogarty, Professor, Applied Mathematics Program Director



The career of a modern mathematician is similar to the career of many professionals who work in the sciences. Oregon Tech graduates will be prepared for immediate participation in the workforce.

You will find Mathematics graduates working for:

  • Pharmaceutical companies (doing statistical analysis, or modelling the behavior of developing drugs using differential equations)
  • Government agencies (like the National Security Agency)
  • Insurance companies (as actuaries)
  • Publishing companies (as editors of technical publications)
  • Public K-12 and higher education

For more career options in applied mathematics, please see the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Graduate Success
Among all Oregon Tech degrees 2016-2018

Employed: 90%
Continuing Education: 7%
Success Rate: 97%
Starting Median Salary: $60,000
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Graduates with an Oregon Tech Applied Mathematics degree will have knowledge and appreciation of the depth of mathematics, including the connections between different areas of mathematics, and between mathematics and other disciplines. Course work for the bachelor’s degree is intended to provide a solid foundation of mathematical theory and a broad selection of applied work both in and outside mathematics.

The major includes course work in calculus, differential equations, and numerical methods. Students also take a sequence of introductory physics courses and a further sequence in a technical field outside mathematics. This program allows students to pick from a wide variety of courses that interest them in order to fill social science, elective and humanities requirements.

Areas of Study

In addition to a solid base of lower division courses, the Mathematics department offers upper division courses in the following general areas:

  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Vector Analysis
  • Introductory Real Analysis
  • Statistical Methods
  • Differential Equations
  • Applied Partial Differential Equations
  • Numerical Methods