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Applied Mathematics Major

Study Applied Mathematics at Azusa Pacific University

In the applied math program, you will experience excellent teaching in a supportive community with a faith-based focus that will give you insight in how your personal faith and values can work with your technical skills in math to help you make a difference in the world. We'll help prepare you for a variety of careers in science, industry, business, government, and the education and nonprofit sectors. You can also secure internships with organizations like the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (part of NASA) and the National Security Agency (NSA) and build contacts in the field and substantial experience on your résumé.

Program at a Glance

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Upcoming Events

APU One Day

  • March 8, 2024

Application Deadline

Early Action        (Freshmen Only)

  • November 15

Regular Decision

  • March 1 priority application deadline
  • June 1 final deadline
  • August 1 final transfer deadline

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Program Information

  • Program Units: 59-63


  • Azusa (Main Campus)
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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Solve problems through mathematical models, computational algorithms, and by analyzing results.
  • Participate in original research projects alongside faculty.
  • Apply skills through hands-on internship experiences.

By the Numbers

29 % growth projection in math occupations by 2031
82000 job openings in this field are expected over the next decade
$98,680 the average national math occupation salary


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Taylor Mabuni ’21: More Than a Carpenter

Taylor Mabuni ’21 combined applied mathematics with business and leadership, launching him into a successful career in construction.

Program Details

Students in the applied mathematics major learn to solve problems from a variety of disciplines by developing mathematical models, applying computational algorithms, and analyzing results. The applied mathematics major allows students to choose either the standard track or one of three concentrations: Actuarial Science Concentration, Computer Science Concentration, Physics Concentration, or Statistics and Data Science Concentration.

Browse the tabs below—if you have questions, visit the Student Services Center page, and we’ll make sure you get the info you need.

General Undergraduate Admission Requirements

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You might think that a private college education is beyond your reach, but there are many financial resources available to help make an Azusa Pacific education a reality. APU students may take advantage of three basic types of financial aid: scholarships and grants, education loans, and student employment.

Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and grants are considered “gift aid” and do not require repayment. They can come from federal, state, or private sources. Scholarships are typically merit-based, meaning they are awarded depending on demonstrated academic ability or other specific talents.

Scholarships are often available from sources outside of APU. You can search for these scholarships through websites such as or The Student Services Center is sometimes notified of scholarships available through APU departments or local organizations, and can provide information about any available scholarships on request.

Education Loans

Education loans are usually repaid after graduation, may be deferred until after graduate school, and often have very low interest rates.

Military Benefits

Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.

Student Employment

On-campus student employment is available for students needing additional income to pay for education-related expenses. APU students also find work off campus in the surrounding community.

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We’re committed to helping families understand early in the college search process the value of the APU experience and options for affordable financing of a top-tier Christian university education.

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To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:


Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Featured Faculty

Edwin Ding

Edwin Ding

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics; Affiliated Faculty, Department of Engineering and Computer Science

Bradley McCoy

Bradley McCoy

Chair and Professor, Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics

Career Outlooks and Outcomes

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What Are the Most In-Demand Jobs of the Future?

Two of the most in demand jobs of the future—statisticians and data scientists— provide job security and high financial compensation.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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