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Applied Mathematics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) , WA,
Compared to the BA and BS Mathematics programs this Applied Mathematics major from Western Washington University requires that each student take a carefully selected sequence of courses focusing on a particular area of application of mathematics.


Mathematics is the study of pattern, structure, and change. Although it is one of the most ancient disciplines, new mathematics is being created every day. It can be found in everything from Internet security, to green energy technology, to Wall Street investment strategies.

Classes in Western's Department of Mathematics emphasize analytical thinking and problem-solving skills that will serve you well not just in mathematics, but in many other careers, including law, business, and a range of technical fields. Mathematics students benefit from small class sizes, which allow a high level of interaction with faculty. 

Beyond the Classroom

Campus Groups

Outside of the classroom, you can stay involved with mathematics by working in the Math Center, joining the Putnam Exam group, or participating in the Math Modeling Competition or the Kryptos cryptography competition.

Research and Internships

You might also work on a research or independent study project with faculty, or participate in an internship. During their studies at Western, students have interned as Software Developers for companies like Attachmate and Emergency Reporting, and have received other internship opportunities through Moss Adams and Cypress Semiconductor.

Careers and Graduate Studies

Empowered with the critical thinking skills that Mathematics develops, recent Western graduates have obtained positions in a variety of fields including actuarial science, cancer research, computer software development, business management, and the movie industry, among many others.

The skills acquired in our Applied Mathematics program from Western Washington University have prepared graduates for further academic studies in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Oceanography, and Education.

Recent graduates are employed in the field as DevOps Contractors — Software Developer & IT Operations (at Attachmate), Fiscal Affairs Specialists (through the National Staff Assault Task Force), and as Computer Application Developers (with the Washington State Legislature). Other graduates have received jobs at Microsoft, Google, Premera Blue Cross, Safeco, Milliman, Raytheon, and SAIC, among other companies. Many graduates who are now teachers, and a number of our students have also gone on to Ph.D. programs throughout the country.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    70 alternative credits
    70 credits in mathematics plus 18-21 credits in supporting courses
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Calculus and Analytic Geometry 
  • Calculus Honors 
  • Accelerated Calculus 
  • Elementary Linear Algebra 
  • Ordinary Differential Equations 
  • Linear Algebra and Differential Equations 
  • Multivariable Calculus and Geometry 
  • Limits and Infinite Series 
  • Linear Algebra 
  • Proofs in Elementary Analysis 
  • Numerical Computation 
  • Numerical Analysis

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                                            General Requirements

                                            • The International Student Application for Admission submitted by the application deadline
                                            • $60 non-refundable application fee
                                            • An essay that helps the Admissions Committee understand your academic goals, related experiences and/or preparatory course work, and professional goals
                                            • Official academic credentials
                                            • Evidence of English language proficiency
                                            • Statement of Financial Responsibility

                                            Tuition Fee

                                            • International

                                              21801 USD/module
                                              Tuition Fee
                                              Based on the original amount of 21801 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
                                            • National

                                              6387 USD/module
                                              Tuition Fee
                                              Based on the original amount of 6387 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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                                            • 10-18 credits per quarter

                                            Living costs for Bellingham

                                            • 1109 - 1690 USD/month
                                              Living Costs

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