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Applied Mathematics

Program Overview

Program Overview

Interested in exploring what’s beyond math’s basics? Here, you will receive a thorough foundation of applied mathematics including an in-depth study of calculus concepts. Highly qualified professors will walk alongside you to ensure your comprehension along the way resulting in useful, practical knowledge. With this additional training in mathematics, you will become increasingly marketable within a handful of various industries.

The more mathematics an engineering, science, computer science or business student takes, the more jobs openings and graduate school openings are available to that student. The applied mathematics degree is an especially good choice for a double major for students who are already required to have a minor in mathematics, such as engineering and computer science majors. It also qualifies business students to work as an actuary.



Study Abroad

See the world — whether it’s Italy, Austria, Costa Rica, England or another country. Career opportunities will open for you as you sharpen your foreign language skills. Gain the international experience and cross-cultural communication skills you’ll need in our global economy.

Job placement

With a top-tier university education on your resume, you’ll be in high demand, whether you choose to launch your career or begin graduate school. Most of our programs have a placement rate of at least 90 percent within six months of graduation.

Expert faculty, small class sizes

Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.

Our Faculty

  • Gary Hall headshot

    Gary Hall


    Gary Hall is born in and has lived in Nashville all of his life. He graduated from David Lipscomb College in 1984 with a BA in Biblical Languages and Math....

    Meet Gary Hall
  • Amy Nelson headshot

    Amy Nelson


    Amy and her husband Randy are both alumni of Lipscomb University, although they did not meet there. Amy taught high school at a local Christian school for a brief time...

    Meet Amy Nelson
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    Brandon Banes

    Associate Professor

    Brandon Banes is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics. Formerly a high school mathematics teacher at Lebanon High School, Banes earned his B.S. in Mathematics and Mathematics Education from Lipscomb University...

    Meet Brandon Banes
  • Katie Link headshot

    Katie Link


    A native of Albany, Georgia, after graduation from Lipscomb University, Katie married Troy Link and moved to Seattle. There they grew to love the forests, mountains, and waters of the...

    Meet Katie Link
  • Mark Miller headshot

    Mark Miller


    Born in Searcy, AR. Grew up in Houston, TX. Harding College: B.S, University of Houston: M.S., and Illinois State University: D.A, all in Mathematics. Teaching Assistant, University of Houston (September,...

    Meet Mark Miller

Career Paths

Mathematical technicians

Apply standardized mathematical formulas, principles, and methodology to technological problems in engineering and physical sciences in relation to specific industrial and research objectives, processes, equipment, and products.

Mathematicians and Statisticians

Mathematicians and statisticians analyze data and apply mathematical and statistical techniques to help solve real-world problems in business, engineering, healthcare, or other fields.


Actuaries analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty. They use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to assess the risk of potential events, and they help businesses and clients develop policies that minimize the cost of that risk. Actuaries’ work is essential to the insurance industry.