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Online Math Degree Bachelor's in Mathematics

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Register By: June 29 Classes Start: July 01

Add a Math Degree to your Resume

  • $330/credit (120 total)
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • Earn math credits for what you already know
  • 24/7 online access to the classroom
  • No application fee or SAT/ACT
  • Prepares you for many jobs in quantitative and analytical fields

Online Math Degree Program Overview

Earn your Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mathematics online and develop a strong mathematical skill set, including an advanced ability in mathematical methods, reasoning and problem solving.

Earn math credits for what you already know: Save time and tuition with our Pathways to Math Success assessments. Depending on your scores, you could earn up to 12 math credits – the equivalent of 4 courses – toward your degree for less than $50 per assessment. For additional information, or to register for a Pathways to Math Success assessment, contact your admission counselor or academic advisor today.

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What You'll Learn

  • Analyze and solve problems across a broad range of mathematical areas
  • Construct, evaluate and present mathematical solutions
  • Use mathematical reasoning to solve real-world problems
  • Create logical mathematical proofs

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How You'll Learn

At SNHU, you'll get support from day 1 to graduation and beyond. And with no set class times, 24/7 access to the online classroom, and helpful learning resources along the way, you'll have everything you need to reach your goals.

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Paving Your Pathway to Math Success

Join thousands of SNHU students who’ve saved time and money by earning credits and having courses waived – simply by demonstrating what you already know.

Mathematics Career Outlook

An online math degree can provide you with the foundation for career opportunities in a broad range of fields. However, some fields or specializations may require additional training or credentials.


Use mathematics, statistics and financial theory to assess financial risk for businesses.

Operations Research Analyst

Solve organizational problems using advanced mathematical and analytical methods.


Design surveys, analyze data and present findings to stakeholders through reports, tables, charts and graphs.

Financial Analyst

Assess the performance of stocks, bonds and other investments to determine the best financial strategies for your clients.

Management Analyst

Improve efficiency in organizations by making informed recommendations and collaborating with managers to solve operational challenges.

Computer Programmer

Bring life to the ideas software developers create by writing the code that gives computer applications functionality.

You'll be able to apply what you've learned to a variety of real-world problems in almost any field, from pharmaceuticals to sports statistics. Wherever there's a need for quantitative analysis or modeling, you'll have an opportunity to use your online math degree in real, impactful ways.

Mathew Benet in a plaid shirt with text: Mathew BenetMatthew Benet '16, for instance, earned a perfect GRE score of 170 in mathematics and went on to become a teaching assistant at Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth summer program.

"Throughout high school I made it a point to help my fellow classmates understand what was frustrating them in math and would always strive for the moment when they got a big smile on their faces and started enjoying themselves … There is nothing more pure than math; it's the core basic universal truth. Science is a theory that somewhere down the line might be disproven by some improbable possibility. I love science, but no matter what, math ties into everything," Benet said.

A math degree helped Luanne Dexter '18 change jobs entirely.

"Towards the end of my degree program, I began working with someone from the SNHU career center, because I wanted to transition out of an industry that I was no longer passionate about," she said. "I also wanted to find a company with a better culture. During this time, I was laid off and because I was already working towards transitioning, it made the situation a lot less stressful than it would have been under normal circumstances."

Dexter credits the combination of her math degree and SNHU's career services to leading her to her employer.

"I learned so much from this program and it was a great experience," she said. "I am so thankful for the opportunities it brought me. ... This degree allowed me to complete my goal and it inspired me to go for my master's degree (an MS in Data Analytics, class of 2020) with SNHU!"

Job Growth and Salary

Although job projections can vary by region and title, careers related to mathematics are generally on the rise.

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Job Growth

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects for actuaries are set to soar 23% through 2032, 23% for operations research analysts, 30% for statisticians and 10% for management analysts. All considerably faster than the national average of 3% for all occupations.1

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In 2022, the median annual wage for actuaries was $113,990, $85,720 for operations research analysts, $98,920 for statisticians and $95,570 for financial analysts.1 Along with promising career outlook projections, the median annual salary for management analysts was $95,080.1

Understanding the Numbers
When reviewing job growth and salary information, it’s important to remember that actual numbers can vary due to many different factors — like years of experience in the role, industry of employment, geographic location, worker skill and economic conditions. Cited projections do not guarantee actual salary or job growth.

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Luanne Dexter '18 	Luanne Dexter

"The instructors at SNHU not only brought classroom experience but most of them brought in real-world experience. They really helped me to understand how the concepts are used and also how to find additional resources if I needed them."

Courses & Curriculum

If you have a genuine interest in mathematics, you have an ideal way to multiply your skills with the help of instructors in the online BA in Mathematics degree program.

This online math degree provides broad exposure to the key branches of mathematics. In addition, students can strengthen their math skills and marketability through the use of industry-standard programming languages like Python, Matlab and R to solve real-world problems in business, finance – just about any discipline.

You'll complete 14 math courses as you work toward your math degree online – 4 of which are elective courses based on your particular areas of interest. Courses in this program are taught by seasoned faculty with real-world experience as mathematicians and educators across a broad range of fields, including business, economics, technology, natural sciences and social sciences.

"The class that stood out the most to me was Differential Equations," Dexter said. "This was the last in-person course I had taken at a local college ... and the professor told us that most of us would fail. That was the case, and I was really discouraged after that. SNHU was a completely different experience. I was given so many resources and full support of the professor. I was so happy when I completed that course since it signified a new experience, and I knew I was in the right program."

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Curriculum Requirements & Resources

General Education

All undergraduate students are required to take general education courses, which are part of SNHU's newly redesigned program, The Commons. The goal of The Commons' curriculum is to empower you with some of the most in-demand skills, so you can succeed not only in your academic career, but in your personal and professional life too.

Technology Resources

We provide cloud-based virtual environments in some courses to give you access to the technology you need for your degree – and your career. Learn more about our virtual environments.

Earn Math Credits

Save time and tuition with our Pathways to Math Success assessments. Depending on your scores, you could earn up to 12 math credits – the equivalent of 4 courses – toward your degree for less than $50 per assessment. For additional information, or to register for a Pathways to Math Success assessment, contact your admission counselor or academic advisor today.

Tuition & Fees

As a private, nonprofit university, we’re committed to making college more accessible by making it more affordable. That’s why we offer some of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation.

We also offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Online Undergraduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 30 credits 
Degree/Certificates $990 $330 $9,900
Degree/Certificates (U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)* $693 $231 $6,930

Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually. *Note: students receiving this rate are not eligible for additional discounts.

Additional Costs No Application Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

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University Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education 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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