The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree explores advanced mathematical theory and analytical methods, while sharpening the student’s critical-thinking skills for solving complex science and technology problems. You will study advanced models for real-world data modeling projects and be taught how to analyze and effectively communicate mathematical theory. Our online math degree is designed for working professionals seeking to excel in multiple areas including computer programming, finance, education, logistics, management, engineering, space studies, and more. This flexible degree is also ideal in preparing you for post-graduate education or the rigors of teaching.

Degree Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and general education level learning objectives, the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics also seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates. With reference to each of the respective areas of mathematics, graduates in this degree program will be able to:

  • Apply calculus, statistics, and analytical methods to investigate and solve problems.
  • Use critical thinking skills in assessing and evaluating problems.
  • Formulate mathematical models.
  • Apply mathematical models to solve problems or provide insights into complex issues.
  • Implement qualitative and quantitative methods from the mathematical domains.
  • Synthesize mathematical knowledge to solve problems in science and technology.
  • Communicate mathematics verbally and in writing.

Degree at a Glance

General Education Requirements30
Major Required42
Select one of the following concentrations:21
Final Program Requirements3
Electives24
Total Semester Hours120

Degree Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (30 semester hours)

Arts and Humanities (6 semester hours)
Select 2 courses from the following: 16
Art Appreciation
Film and Literature
Image Enhancement using Adobe Photoshop
World Literature through the Renaissance
World Literature since the Renaissance
English Literature: Beowulf to18th Century
English Literature: 18th Century to Present
American Literature before The Civil War
American Literature from The Civil War to Present
Arabic I
Arabic II
French I
French II
German I
German II
Introduction to Japanese
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Philosophy
Critical Thinking
Introduction to Ethics
Philosophy of Science
Introduction to Brazilian Portuguese
Introduction to World Religions
Russian I
Spanish I
Spanish II
Civics, Political and Social Sciences (6 semester hours)
Select 2 courses from the following: 16
Introduction to Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Human Sexuality
Social Media and Society
Intercultural Communication
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Humane Education: A Global Interdisciplinary Perspective
Introduction to Geography
Practical Food Safety and Awareness
International Relations I
Contemporary World Culture Through Literature
Cultural Diversity in Contemporary American Literature
American Government I
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
American Popular Culture
Communication: Writing, Oral, and Multimedia (8 semester hours)
COMM110Information & Digital Literacy2
ENGL110Making Writing Relevant3
ENGL102Effectiveness in Writing3
History (3 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:3
American History to 1877
American History since 1877
World Civilization before 1650
World Civilization since 1650
Western Civilization before The Thirty Years War
Western Civilization since The Thirty Years War
African-American History before 1877
African-American History since 1877
History of the American Indian
History of Science
Mathematics and Applied Reasoning (3 semester hours)
MATH110College Algebra3
Natural Sciences with Lab (4 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:4
Habitable Worlds Are We Alone with Lab
Introduction to Biology with Lab
Introduction to Chemistry with Lab
Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab
Introduction to Physics with Lab
Introduction to Astronomy with Lab
Introduction to Meteorology with Lab
Introduction to Environmental Science with Lab
Total Semester Hours30
1

All literature courses require successful completion of ENGL101 - Proficiency in Writing or ENGL110 - Making Writing Relevant.

Core Requirements (42 semester hours)

MATH111College Trigonometry3
MATH200Analytic Geometry (Prerequisite: MATH110 - College Algebra, MATH111 - College Trigonometry, or MATH225 - Calculus)3
MATH210Discrete Mathematics (Prerequisite: MATH110 - College Algebra, MATH111 - College Trigonometry, or MATH225 - Calculus)3
MATH225Calculus (Prerequisite: MATH111 - College Trigonometry)3
MATH220Linear Algebra (Prerequisites: MATH200 - Analytic Geometry and MATH225 - Calculus)3
MATH226Calculus II (Prerequisite: MATH225 - Calculus)3
MATH227Calculus III (Prerequisite: MATH226 - Calculus II)3
MATH240Differential Equations (Prerequisite: MATH226 - Calculus II)3
ENGL220Technical Writing (Prerequisite: ENGL101 - Proficiency in Writing)3
MATH239Data Analysis and Presentation (Prerequisite: MATH220 - Linear Algebra)3
MATH302Statistics (Prerequisite: MATH110 - College Algebra, MATH111 - College Trigonometry, or MATH225 - Calculus)3
MATH328Probability Theory with Applications (Prerequisite: MATH226 - Calculus II)3
BUSN312Operations Research (Prerequisite: MATH110 - College Algebra, MATH111 - College Trigonometry, or MATH225 - Calculus)3
MATH320Mathematical Modeling (Prerequisite: MATH220 - Linear Algebra)3
Total Semester Hours42

Students must choose a concentration for this degree program and may select from a Concentration in Applied Mathematics, Concentration in Operations Research, or a Concentration in Statistics.

Concentration in Applied Mathematics (21 semester hours)

Offers an overview of how to investigate and solve problems through advanced mathematical theory and analysis. Explores qualitative and quantitative methods of mathematical knowledge. Looks at communicating the theories, methods, and results of advanced analyses verbally or in writing.

In addition to the institutional, general education, and program level learning objectives, the Concentration in Applied Mathematics seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates.

Objectives

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  • Apply advanced mathematical theory and analytical methods to investigate and solve problems.
  • Use critical thinking skills in assessing and evaluating problems.
  • Formulate advanced mathematical models.
  • Implement advanced mathematical models to solve problems or provide insights into complex issues.
  • Apply qualitative and quantitative methods from the mathematical domains.
  • Synthesize mathematical knowledge to solve problems in science and technology.
  • Communicate the theory, methods, and results of advanced mathematics analyses verbally and in writing.

Concentration Requirements (21 semester hours)

MATH305Real Analysis (Prerequisites: MATH227 – Calculus III, MATH240 – Differential Equations, and MATH320 - Math Modeling)3
MATH360Mathematics History and Development (Prerequisite: MATH320 - Math Modeling)3
MATH412Graph Theory (Prerequisite: MATH305 - Real Analysis)3
MATH419Set Theory (Prerequisite: MATH305 - Real Analysis)3
MATH470Measurement Theory (Prerequisite: MATH305 - Real Analysis)3
MATH418Topology3
MATH460Principles of Applied Mathematics3
Total Semester Hours21

Concentration in Operations Research (21 semester hours)

Examines how advanced analysis and operations research is used in the investigation and solution of scientific and technological problems. Covers why critical thinking, problem assessment and evaluation, and the formulation of operational models is essential for solving problems or gaining insights. Teaches how to communicate operations research.

In addition to the institutional, general education, and program level learning objectives, the Concentration in Operations Research seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates.

Objectives

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  • Apply advanced analytical and operations research methods to investigate and solve problems.
  • Use critical thinking skills in assessing and evaluating problems.
  • Formulate operational models.
  • Implement operational models to solve problems or provide insights into complex issues.
  • Apply qualitative and quantitative methods from the mathematical domains.
  • Synthesize advanced mathematical knowledge to solve problems in science and technology.
  • Communicate the theory, methods and results of operations research analyses verbally and in writing. 

Concentration Requirements (21 semester hours)

MATH330Linear Optimization (Prerequisite: MATH220 - Linear Algebra)3
MATH340Multivariate Statistics (Prerequisite: MATH320 - Math Modeling)3
MATH360Mathematics History and Development (Prerequisite: MATH320 - Math Modeling)3
MATH375Inventory Models and Systems (Prerequisite: MATH320 - Math Modeling)3
MATH410Design of Experiments (Prerequisite: MATH340 - Multivariate Statistics)3
MATH415Operational Simulation (Prerequisite: MATH330 - Linear Optimization and MATH375 - Inventory Models and System)3
MATH420Game Theory and Decision Models (Prerequisite: MATH220 - Linear Algebra and MATH225 - Calculus)3
Total Semester Hours21

Concentration in Statistics (21 semester hours)

Explores the relationship of advanced statistics, analysis, and critical thinking to assessing, investigating, and solving problems in science and technology. Teaches how to formulate and implement mathematical and statistical models for either problem solving or providing insights into complicated issues. Examines the use of qualitative and quantitative mathematics, synthesis of mathematical knowledge, and communication of statistical analyses.

In addition to the institutional, general education, and program level learning objectives, the Concentration in Statistics seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates.

Objectives

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  • Apply advanced statistics and analytical methods to investigate and solve problems.
  • Use critical thinking skills in assessing and evaluating problems.
  • Formulate mathematical and statistical models.
  • Implement mathematical and statistical models to solve problems or provide insights into complex issues.
  • Apply qualitative and quantitative methods from the mathematical domains.
  • Synthesize mathematical knowledge to solve problems in science and technology.
  • Communicate the theory, methods and results of statistical analyses verbally and in writing.

Concentration Requirements (21 semester hours)

MATH325Linear Regression I (Prerequisite: MATH220 - Linear Algebra and MATH302 - Statistics)3
MATH335Non Parametric Statistics (Prerequisite: MATH320 - Math Modeling)3
MATH340Multivariate Statistics (Prerequisite: MATH320 - Math Modeling)3
MATH360Mathematics History and Development (Prerequisite: MATH320 - Math Modeling)3
MATH410Design of Experiments (Prerequisite: MATH340 - Multivariate Statistics)3
MATH431Linear Regression II (Prerequisite: MATH325 - Linear Regression I)3
MATH440Stochastic Processes (Prerequisites: MATH335 - Non-Parametric Statistics, MATH410 - Design of Experiments, and MATH431 - Linear Regression II)3
Total Semester Hours21

Final Program Requirements (3 semester hours)

MATH499Senior Seminar in Mathematics (to be taken as the last course before graduation) 13
Total Semester Hours3
1

Prerequisite: Senior Standing and completion of all major courses prior to enrollment.

Electives (24 semester hours)

Select any courses that have not been used to fulfill major requirements. Credits applied toward a minor or certificate in an unrelated field may be used to fulfill elective credit for the major.