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Undergraduate Major Mathematics (BA)

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 Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics lets you take your passion for numbers, proofs and problem solving to the next level.

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.

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. It’s our mission to make higher education more accessible. That’s why, SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire. 
  • 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. With a college degree in math from Southern New Hampshire University, you'll be prepared for a career in a variety of fields, including:

  • Business
  • Actuarial firms
  • Financial services firms
  • Utility companies
  • Consulting
  • Operations research firms
  • Insurance agencies
  • Technical journals

Mathematics majors enjoy a high degree of job satisfaction. One recent report even listed both mathematicians and statisticians in the top 5 best jobs of the year.2

And once you've developed your math skills and are ready to enter the workforce, you'll discover that the outlook is good: 33% projected growth for mathematicians and statisticians through 2030.1

The pay is another plus: In 2021, mathematicians earned a median annual salary of $108,100, statisticians earned a median annual wage of $95,570.1

Curriculum

From calculus to abstract algebra to statistics, the courses included in the mathematics major can 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 is good preparation.

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.

Courses To Prepare You For Your Life & Career

SNHU's bachelor's in mathematics program includes:

  • General education courses
  • Degree-specific courses

General Education Program

SNHU's required general education program, known as The Commons, aims to guide you toward success in not only your academic career, but your personal and professional life too.

Throughout the curriculum, you'll gain some of the most in-demand skills in today's workplace, including:

  • Research and information analysis
  • Diverse audience communication
  • Critical thinking and ethical problem solving
  • Leadership, emotional intelligence and collaboration

This expertise will prove practical, transferable and invaluable as you grow in your career and contribute positively to society.

Beyond foundational skill development, the general education program also provides the benefit of allowing you to explore a wide range of fields outside of your intended major.

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Campus Undergraduate Tuition

Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals.

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

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