Applied math is the use of theories and techniques such as mathematical modeling and computational methods to formulate and solve practical problems in business, government, engineering, the physical life, and social sciences. Statistics is the scientific application of mathematical principles to the collection, analysis and presentation of numerical data.
The Applied Mathematics & Statistics department at Johns Hopkins emphasize mathematical reasoning, modeling and computations, abstraction from the particular, innovative application of mathematics, and development of new technology. For undergraduates, the department offers a Bachelor of Science degree, a Bachelor of Arts degree, and a combined bachelors/masters program. Students have the option of choosing a curricular focus on probability, statistics, optimization, discrete mathematics, scientific computing, or financial mathematics to prepare them for a wide range of career opportunities including consulting, finance, technology, insurance, management, pharmaceuticals, computing, research, and government.