Applied Mathematics

Have you always been a “numbers person” but are most interested in the way mathematics can shape the world around us? Do you want to use mathematics to create new ideas, better understand our surrounding world and help develop techniques and technologies that can advance human development in a variety of fields? Do you want to take mathematics out of the confines of theory and think “out of the box”? Studying Applied Mathematics at York University, whether as a BA or a BSc, will put you at the very intersection of disciplines from physics, engineering and chemistry to business and finance and will give you the tools to tackle contemporary problems through applied mathematical modeling.

Career Options in Applied Mathematics

Below is a sample list of some future choices to explore following studies in Applied Mathematics. This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers an Applied Mathematics degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Applied Mathematics than others.

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Architect
  • Artificial Intelligence Designer
  • Bioinformatics Specialist
  • Biotechnician
  • Climatologist
  • Community/City Planner
  • Computer Security Analyst
  • Database Developer
  • Emergency Response and Disaster Analyst
  • Engineering Consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Food Scientist
  • Forensic Specialist
  • Geneticist
  • Hardware Developer
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Logistics Specialist
  • Mathematician
  • Medical Technology Developer
  • National Security Analyst
  • Operations Director
  • Product Developer
  • Risk Analyst
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Researcher
  • Satellite Communications Specialist
  • Seismologist
  • Software Engineer/Developer
  • Systems Designer
  • Statistician
  • Technical Writer

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.