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:

  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically and systemically through the application of mathematical reasoning.
  • Construct mathematical models, solutions, and proofs that are clear, correct, and complete.
  • Apply mathematics to solve complex, real-world problems and interpret the impact of those solutions in a global and societal context.
  • Apply the awareness of ethical ramifications of the use of mathematical models and solutions to address real-world problems.
  • Communicate with a wide range of audiences.
  • Function effectively on teams with members from diverse disciplines and backgrounds.

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
Arabic I
Arabic II
Art Appreciation
Film and Literature
Image Enhancement using Adobe Photoshop
French I
French II
German I
German II
Introduction to Japanese
Literature of American Encounters, Revolution, and Rebellion
From Abolition to #MeToo: Literature of the American Civil Rights Movement
Pivotal Figures in Early British Literature
British Literature from Wordsworth through the Wasteland
Leadership in World Literature: Antiquity to the Early Modern Period
Literature of the Newly Globalized World: The Individual’s Struggle to Adapt
Music Appreciation
World Music and Cultures
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
Thinking and Acting Ethically
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
Forgotten America--Under Represented Cultures in American Literature
Four Points of the Compass: Culture and Society Around the World
Introduction to Political Science
American Government I
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
American Popular Culture
Exploring Society and Cultures via Science Fiction
Communication: Writing, Oral, and Multimedia (9 semester hours)
COMM120Information and Digital Literacy3
ENGL110Making Writing Relevant3
ENGL115Argumentation and Rhetoric3
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
The History and Context of STEM
Mathematics and Applied Reasoning (3 semester hours)
MATH110College Algebra3
Natural Sciences (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
Introduction to STEM Disciplines
Total Semester Hours30

Major Required (42 semester hours)

MATH111College Trigonometry3
MATH200Analytic Geometry3
MATH210Discrete Mathematics3
MATH225Calculus3
MATH220Linear Algebra3
MATH226Calculus II3
MATH227Calculus III3
MATH240Differential Equations3
ENGL221Scientific Writing3
MATH239Data Analysis and Presentation3
MATH302Statistics3
MATH328Probability Theory with Applications3
MATH320Mathematical Modeling3
MATH360Mathematics History and Development3
Total Semester Hours42

Students must choose a concentration for this degree program and may select from a Concentration in Applied Mathematics, Concentration in Data Science, 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
MATH412Graph Theory3
MATH470Measurement Theory3
MATH418Topology3
MATH460Principles of Applied Mathematics3
Select 1 course from the following:3
Linear Regression I
Non Parametric Statistics
Multivariate Statistics
Inventory Models and Systems
Set Theory
Total Semester Hours21

Concentration in Data Science (21 semester hours)

Provides the foundational building blocks for data science including analytical methods, functional methods and coding, exploratory data analysis, data visualization, and an exploration of the effect of new technologies such as analytics and AI on humanity.  Teaches how to obtain data, how to perform data munging and pre-processing, and how to conduct data analyses on a wide variety of data across all disciplines and domains.  Examples for data analyses are taken from business, finance, economics, healthcare, and the physical and social sciences. 

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this concentration, the student will be able to:

  • Obtain required data and pre-process it for use in data analyses.
  • Understand and use a wide variety of specific data types within the broad classifications of both continuous and categorical data. 
  • Determine the best tools, techniques and/or methods to use in conducting a data analysis.
  • Conduct data analyses using a wide variety of tools and methods, modifying those tools and methods as appropriate to achieve increased efficiency in processing and increased effectiveness of the results.
  • Communicate information visually by “telling the story” in the data and in the results of the analyses. 
  • Understand the implications of designing, developing, and implementing new technologies such as analytics and AI. 

Concentration Requirements (21 semester hours)

DATS200Functional Methods and Coding3
DATS201Analytical Methods I3
DATS211Introduction to Data Science3
DATS301Analytical Methods II3
DATS311Intermediate Data Science3
DATS331Machine Learning I3
DATS411Advanced Data Science3
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)

BUSN312Operations Research3
MATH330Linear Optimization3
MATH340Multivariate Statistics3
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
MATH410Design of Experiments3
MATH431Linear Regression II3
MATH440Stochastic Processes3
Select 1 course from the following:3
Real Analysis
Linear Optimization
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.