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Math for Real Life

There’s no better place to study what you love than Champlain College. We don’t just teach you advanced math—we help you put it to work!

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Put Theory to Work to Solve Real-World Problems

Our Applied Mathematics program doesn’t simply teach advanced concepts and theories – it turns understanding into a tool to overcome challenges. Follow your interests, your curiosities, and your goals—whatever they may be—by studying the universal language of math, a field full of interdisciplinary applications. Through hands-on experience, internships, and the opportunity to study abroad, you’ll graduate equipped to solve real-life equations using the power of numbers.

What Is Applied Mathematics?

Applied math is a tool that helps you understand and solve real-world problems using numbers and logic. It’s not just learning theories and formulas—it’s about using math in practical ways to tackle complex challenges. Whether it’s predicting climate patterns, designing algorithms for social networks, or optimizing financial strategies, applied mathematics allows you to explore and make a difference in the world around you. It’s an exciting field that combines creativity, problem-solving skills, and the power of numbers to create a better tomorrow.

Why Study it at Champlain?

Studying applied mathematics at Champlain College offers unique advantages for aspiring mathematicians like you. Our program goes beyond traditional learning by providing hands-on opportunities to work on engaging projects that bring your mathematics studies to life. You’ll gain valuable skills and a deeper understanding of how mathematics impacts various industries.

We also value your individuality and encourage you to explore diverse fields such as data analytics, cryptography, and more, and to tailor your studies to your career goals. At Champlain, we recognize your unique interests and offer applied electives to created a customized experience. This allows you to delve deeper into preferred topics and enhance your interdisciplinary knowledge and skills. With our supportive faculty, vibrant campus community, and access to cutting-edge tools, you’ll be empowered to shape your future and make a meaningful impact on the world.

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Get Hands-On Experiences

Learn the value of applied math by doing. Explore projects, client work, and internships to apply math in practical scenarios, unlocking valuable knowledge for diverse industries.

Build Up Your Math Skills

Our four-pronged approach to applied mathematics includes a Math Foundation, Math Electives, Applied Electives, and General Electives, and is designed to round out your math skills with practical application and focused talent.

Personalize Your Journey

Explore your unique passions with our applied electives. With the freedom to choose from a variety of courses, and whether you’re interested in studying abroad or pursuing a minor, you’ll have flexibility to tailor your studies and make the most of your applied mathematics major.


According to, mathematicians earn competitive salaries, reflecting the high demand for their specialized skills.


Job growth for Mathematicians and Statisticians expected between 2021 to 2031 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics–far greater than the average.

With endless ways to tailor your studies through a minor and electives, you can forge your own path to a career in whatever you want.

Sample Courses in the Applied Mathematics Major

Our Upside-Down Curriculum lets you dive into important courses in your Applied Mathematics major right away, gaining exposure to the interdisciplinary nature of the program. Here are a few highlights of the full Business Administration curriculum.

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Career Success

You never had to ask your teacher when you’d use math in the real world. With options in data analysis, computer science, government, and more, you’ll have many options to apply your skills.

By the time you graduate, you will…

  • Master applied math, problem-solving, and analytical thinking
  • Gain hands-on experience through projects and internships
  • Use the latest tools and technologies
  • Excel at communication and collaboration
  • Launch rewarding careers in finance, data analytics, technology, and more

You’ll Find a Career In…

  • Data analysis
  • Actuarial science
  • Financial modeling
  • Operations research
  • Cryptography
  • Risk analysis
  • Statistical modeling

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