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 degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • 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 (9 semester hours)
COMM120Information and Digital Literacy3
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 (3 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:3
Introduction to Biology
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction to Chemistry
Introduction to Meteorology
Introduction to Geology
Introduction to Environmental Science
Introduction to Physics
Introduction to Astronomy
Total Semester Hours30

Major Required (42 semester hours)

MATH111College Trigonometry3
MATH200Analytic Geometry3
MATH210Discrete Mathematics3
MATH225Calculus3
MATH220Linear Algebra3
MATH226Calculus II3
MATH227Calculus III3
MATH240Differential Equations3
ENGL220Technical Writing3
MATH239Data Analysis and Presentation3
MATH302Statistics3
MATH328Probability Theory with Applications3
BUSN312Operations Research3
MATH320Mathematical Modeling3
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

Upon successful completion of this concentration, the student 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 Analysis3
MATH330Linear Optimization3
MATH360Mathematics History and Development3
MATH412Graph Theory3
MATH470Measurement Theory3
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

Upon successful completion of this concentration, the student 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 Optimization3
MATH340Multivariate Statistics3
MATH360Mathematics History and Development3
MATH375Inventory Models and Systems3
MATH410Design of Experiments3
MATH415Operational Simulation3
MATH420Game Theory and Decision Models3
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

Upon successful completion of this concentration, the student 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 I3
MATH335Non Parametric Statistics3
MATH340Multivariate Statistics3
MATH360Mathematics History and Development3
MATH410Design of Experiments3
MATH431Linear Regression II3
MATH440Stochastic Processes3
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

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.