Applied Mathematics Major Curriculum

Why major in math at Champlain?

Because it’s so useful! We teach you math and how to apply it in all kinds of jobs.

Like all Champlain majors, our Applied Mathematics program sets you up for success. The curriculum includes hands-on projects and real-world learning, so you already have practical experience by the time you graduate. Many internship opportunities are available, and more than half of Champlain students take advantage of multiple internships throughout their college studies.

The Upside-Down Curriculum

The unique Upside-Down Curriculum at Champlain College lets you take courses in your major in your first semester.

Always loved math but don’t know what you want to do with it? In the Upside-Down Curriculum, you’ll be able to explore your various interests in your first year, giving you time to find your passion and choose the direction you take your studies. And if you know exactly what you want to study (for instance, Applied Mathematics with a minor in Cybersecurity), you’ll be able to jump right in to career-relevant classes from day one.

We’ve created a four-pronged approach to learning applied math:

Math Foundation: Learn advanced math and math theory. The courses in our Math Foundation provide you with the skills and knowledge you'll be building upon during your studies and career.

Math Electives: With your math elective credits, you’ll get to choose which areas of math to focus on. For instance, you may want to continue exploring statistics or more discrete math.

Applied Electives: These courses are math-related and provide opportunities for you to practice using math to overcome obstacles, solve problems, and answer questions. You'll have a wide range of courses to choose from, including classes in art, business, computer science, and data science.

General Electives: Study a variety of topics or declare a minor to complement your Applied Mathematics major. You’ll have enough general elective credits to follow your interests wherever they take you!

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Applied Mathematics Curriculum 2020–2021


First Year

First Semester

Concepts of the Self
(COR 110)

The Rhetoric of the Self
(COR 115)

Intro to Programming/Intro to Python
(CSI 140/CSI 160)

Calculus I
(MTH 230)

Applied Elective
(XXX XXX)

Second Semester

Concepts of Community
(COR 120)

The Rhetoric of Community
(COR 125)

Calculus II
(MTH 240)

Discrete Mathematics
(MTH 270)

Applied Elective
(XXX XXX)


Second Year

First Semester

200-level COR Course
(COR 2XX)

200-level COR Course
(COR 2XX)

Vector Calculus
(MTH 340)

Math Elective
(MTH XXX)

General Elective
(XXX XXX)

Second Semester

200-level COR Course
(COR 2XX)

200-level COR Course
(COR 2XX)

Math Elective 
(MTH XXX)

Applied Elective
(XXX XXX)

General Elective
(XXX XXX)

Talk to your Advisor and/or the Office of International Education about possible curriculum adjustments in order to create a semester abroad in your third year.


Third Year

*In the third year, students MUST take COR 310, COR 320, and two COR 330 courses. COR 310 and COR 320 MUST be taken together, and the two COR 330 courses MUST be taken together. Either pair may be taken in either semester.

First Semester

The Global Condition*
(COR 310)

Global Studies II: Human Rights and Responsibilities*
(COR 320)

Probability and Statistics
(MTH 285)

Linear Algebra
(MTH 310)

Math Elective 
(MTH XXX)

Second Semester (Recommended Study-Abroad Semester)

Local Contexts, Global Connections*
(COR 330)

Local Contexts, Global Connections*
(COR 330)

Math Elective 
(MTH XXX)

Applied Elective
(XXX XXX)

General Elective
(XXX XXX)


Fourth Year

In the fourth year, students will complete two math electives and two applied electives, and these can be mixed and matched so long as the requirements are fulfilled. A student might elect to take two math electives in the fall and two applied electives in the spring, or vice versa. A student might elect to take one of each in each semester.

First Semester

ITS Capstone Design
(CCC 410ITS)

ITS Capstone Reflection
(CCC 411)

Math Elective
(MTH XXX)

Science Course with Lab
(SCI XXX)

Applied Elective
(XXX XXX)

General Elective
(XXX XXX)

Second Semester

ITS Capstone Senior Project
(CCC 412)

Math Elective 
(MTH XXX)

Applied Elective
(XXX XXX)

General Elective
(XXX XXX)

General Elective
(XXX XXX)