About this Program

The applied mathematics major is intended for students wishing to pursue graduate work in mathematics or otherwise obtain employment in a mathematics field.

Program Highlights

  • A variety of 400-level classes that apply the mathematics developed within the Math Core courses

  • Required classes in theoretical mathematics to develop a deeper understanding of the rigorous nature of mathematics development

  • Computational math classes to teach mathematical computer modeling

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science
Applied Mathematics
Delivery Modes


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Software Developers, Applications

$106,710 Median Salary

Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.


$104,700 Median Salary

Conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.

Software Developers, Systems Software

$111,780 Median Salary

Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. May design embedded systems software. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.


What are the requirements to apply for Applied Mathematics at ODU?
Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Applied Mathematics should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.
  • Math Core courses: 34 credits (GPA of 2.3)

  • Applied Math specific courses: 18 credits


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Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

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