## Become a Versatile Asset as a Mathematics Major at SNHU

Math majors are versatile, a big plus if you value the freedom to explore a variety of career paths in your lifetime. As a math major you can apply your quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills in an almost unlimited number of fields and positions. SNHU's mathematics BA lets you take your passion for numbers, proofs and problem solving to the next level and prepare for careers that are not only command high salaries, but also have a high degree of job satisfaction.

When you earn your undergraduate degree in mathematics at SNHU, you'll develop an advanced ability in mathematical methods, reasoning and problem solving in three main areas of math: analysis, algebra and statistics. In addition to a broad base of mathematical knowledge, you'll become proficient in communicating about math, both orally and in writing.

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## See Yourself Succeed in Mathematics

Whether you want to land a position in a quantitative field such as finance, economics, computer programming or statistics, or further your studies so you can ultimately pursue a career as a mathematician, the BA Mathematics degree program provides a strong foundation for building your future in some of the fastest growing careers.

During your studies, you'll gain an understanding of:

- How to solve real-world problems involving calculus, including integration, trigonometric functions, differential equations, Taylor polynomials and infinite series
- Direct, contrapositive, contradiction and induction methods of proof, as well as the relationship between problem-solving and the process of proving
- Applying statistical techniques to a variety of applications in business and the social sciences, including probability distribution functions, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing and linear regression
- Mathematical topics related to the design, programming and application of computers: propositional logic, number systems, algorithms and pseudocode, encryption, matrix manipulation, combinatorics and other topics
- Regression analysis and related topics, by hand and with a statistical software package.
- Applied linear algebra and matrices topics that could be used to model applied mathematics problems in business, science, computer science and economics
- Real analysis, addressing the transition from computational to theoretical calculus, with an emphasis on problem-solving and proof writing

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your bachelor’s degree in mathematics at SNHU include:

**Supportive community.** Join the SNHU campus community of students who are closely connected with faculty and staff dedicated to your success.
**Affordability.** SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire, and students with GPAs of 2.5 and higher could receive up to $18,000 in grants and scholarships.
**Innovative programs.** Study abroad at little or no extra cost.
**Accessible faculty.** Learn from highly credentialed faculty who are experts in their fields and interact with you in the classroom, dining hall, fitness center and the stands.
**Opportunity.** Tap into our nationwide network of alumni and strong connections with employers for internship and career opportunities.
**Campus experience.** Enjoy more than 50 student clubs, champion Division II athletics and fun events on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH, named a "Best Place to Live" by *Money* magazine.

## Internships & Outcomes

Employers in a range of industries seek college graduates with quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills. Whether you earn a math degree online or on campus at Southern New Hampshire University, you'll have the quantitative and critical-thinking skills that are valued in the workplace. With a college degree in math, you'll be prepared for a career in variety of fields:

- Business
- Actuarial Firms
- Financial Services Firms
- Utility companies
- Education
- Consulting
- Operations Research Firms
- Insurance Agencies
- Technical Journals

Mathematics majors enjoy a high degree of job satisfaction. A recent survey by CareerCast determined that actuaries, mathematicians and statisticians rank near the top of the nation’s 200 best jobs list, when considering environment, income, outlook, physical demands and stress. People in these jobs often begin their studies with an undergraduate degree in math.

Mathematicians often find job opportunities in scientific research, as well as in scientific management and technical consulting services. Many mathematicians work for the federal government, primarily in the Department of Defense, which employs 81 percent of mathematicians working at the federal level, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The bureau also estimates that job opportunities for statisticians will increase 23 percent through 2022. Actuaries are also in demand, particularly in the insurance industry, which employs about 55 percent of all actuaries. They also work for insurance agents and brokers, as well as managing companies.

Math majors command high salaries. A recent National Association of Colleges and Employers survey that tracked job offers found that the top 15 highest-earning college degrees all have math skills in common.

## Curriculum

From calculus to abstract algebra to statistics, the courses included in the mathematics major will help you develop advanced abilities in math. The skills you gain in this program are transferable across many industries and positions, allowing you to pursue a variety of career paths. If you decide to continue your studies with a graduate degree, your BA in math is good preparation. Advanced studies in math have been correlated to higher scores on graduate entrance exams, including the GMAT, GRE and LSAT.

SNHU faculty who teach in the mathematics program have years of experience as mathematicians and educators. They are well skilled in applying theories, principles and concepts of mathematics to real-world situations across a broad range of fields, such as business, economics, natural sciences and social sciences. Classes are highly engaging and use a variety of teaching strategies to keep classes stimulating, among them participatory lectures, group work and fun, math-themed events featuring guest lectures and panel discussions.

### University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges as well as several other accrediting bodies. More...