Upon graduating, students find opportunities in the private and public sectors, from financial services to software development.Upon graduating, students find opportunities in the private and public sectors, from financial services to software development.

Undergraduate Study

The Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University offers the following undergraduate degree:

Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics

We also offer the following study options for undergraduates:

Combined BS/MS Degree

Dual Degree Option

Students who enter Northwestern University with advanced placement credits often find they can complete two degrees within four years. The dual undergraduate degree option enables students to do industrial research in their discipline, and it can provide a solid foundation for graduate school.

Special Programs

Students in applied mathematics who are interested in finance, consulting, or business management often pursue the Kellogg Certificate for Undergraduates as a complement to their applied mathematics degree. Other special programs and certificates are available to undergraduate students.

Combined BS/MS Degree

Students may also be interested in the McCormick combined BS/MS degree program, which allows students to pursue a bachelor's degree and master's degree simultaneously.

Graduates of the engineering sciences and applied mathematics department are well prepared to function as professional mathematicians, excel in graduate study, work to advance the field, or apply their knowledge in other areas that might include finance, business management, law, or medicine.

Research Opportunities

Students who conduct research in applied mathematics are incorporated into research groups that are a combination of faculty, post-graduate researchers, and students from both applied mathematics and various engineering and science disciplines. Projects are necessarily cross-disciplinary and apply to practical engineering and scientific topics.

Undergraduate Advisers

Applied math majors receive guidance from one of two advisers, Daniel Abrams or Alvin Bayliss, who help students choose courses suitable for their academic goals and support them in other ways to be successful. Each adviser follows his or her advisees throughout their academic career at Northwestern.

If you have questions about the program, its requirements, or opportunities, do not hesitate to contact either adviser.