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 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.
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:
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:
A BA in Mathematics with a concentration in Mathematical Modeling will give you mathematical skills and theory in both applied mathematics and statistics that will allow you to build meaningful and effective models in a variety of settings. From finding optimal strategies for solving games to informing targeted marketing campaigns, you’ll work in collaborative environments across disciplines to become comfortable building and analyzing mathematical and statistical models while working with industry-standard software.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of mathematicians and statisticians is projected to grow 30% from 2018 to 2028.1
Careers may include:
Courses may include:
By earning your degree in Mathematics with a concentration in Pure Mathematics you’ll learn conceptual mathematical skills while completing theory-based coursework. This type of concentration is often studied for intellectual challenge as opposed to real world application. This concentration also qualifies as appropriate preparation for graduate programs in mathematics.
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:
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. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 30% of mathematicians work for the federal government.1 The bureau also estimates that job opportunities for statisticians will increase 21% through 2024. Actuaries are also in demand, with employment projected to grow by 18% from 2014-2024.1 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 study showed that those in STEM disciplines are expected to be among the top paid graduates in the class of 2017.2
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.
SNHU's bachelor's in mathematics program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Total Credits: 120
Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals. More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships.
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.
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the internet, at:
Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
2 National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE), on the internet, at: https://www.naceweb.org/job-market/compensation/engineering-majors-top-class-of-2017-salary-projections/ (viewed online Jan. 30, 2020)