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**Applied Mathematics**

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Mathematics is the language of our universe, providing a common link to all scientific and technological disciplines. Using the knowledge of mathematics and statistics, graduates interpret, understand, and solve global problems.

Applied mathematics is the use of mathematical tools to solve real-world problems. Mathematicians can create modeling programs for biological systems, develop secure codes for the U.S. Department of Defense, or use probability and statistics to determine if business ventures will be profitable.

**Where do mathematicians work?**

With a degree in mathematics, your job options are infinite. You can work for software developers, be an actuary or a statistician, teach elementary to college students, or even become an astronaut.

**One of our math professors is a former astronaut.** Tom Akers helped repair the Hubble Telescope in 1993.

**Not all mathematicians are teachers.** You'll find mathematicians working for every Fortune 500 company.

**S&T's math majors have some of the highest student-success rates of any math program in the US.**

**Roughly 1/3 of our math grads go on to graduate school.**

**Average starting salary for S&T math grads:** $64,500.