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B.S. Degree with a Major in Applied Mathematics Mathematical Biology Track

  • Total Credit Hours: 120

About this field

Mathematical Biology is an important specialization within an applied mathematics program. If you are interested in pursuing quantitative jobs in fields such as biostatistics, ecology, research and consultation for medical and pharmaceutical companies, and related B.I.G. jobs (Business, Industry, Government) then this track is for you! You will also be prepared to go on to study biomathematics, epidemiology, and related research fields at the graduate level.


The Valdosta State Difference

Students enrolled in the mathematics and applied mathematics programs have the opportunity to conduct research under the guidance of faculty members and present their findings at the annual Arts and Sciences Symposium on Undergraduate Research. Three computer labs are available for student use, including a Smart Lab with workstations connected to Linux, Solaris and Windows servers. Valdosta State provides mathematics and applied mathematics students with opportunities for cooperative education, which integrates classroom instruction with practical work experience. Outstanding students have the opportunity to participate in Pi Mu Epsilon, the National Mathematics Honorary Society.


What You'll Learn

The Bachelor of Science degree in applied mathematics includes a sound curriculum based on the use of mathematics in business and industry. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for industrial or governmental employment or for graduate-level study. Students in the Mathematical Biology track will take upper level mathematics courses specializing in the mathematics of biological systems in addition to the required coursework in areas such as linear algebra, analytic geometry, analysis, statistics, numerical analysis and operational research.


  • Analyst
  • Biostatistician
  • Consultant
  • Disease Modeling Consultant
  • Epidemiologist
  • Mathematician
  • Medical Consultant
  • Pharmacological Consultant
  • Population Ecologist
  • Quality Control (medical/hospital)
  • Research Mathematician
  • Statistician
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