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Online Math Degree Bachelor's in Mathematics

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Register By: October 23 Classes Start: October 25

Add a Math Degree to your Resume

  • $320/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.

Learn how to:

  • 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

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.

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.

Concentration Options

Mathematics Career Outlook

Upon completion of the online math degree, you can be prepared for career opportunities in a broad range of fields, though some may require additional credentials:

  • Actuary. As an actuary, you’ll use mathematics, statistics and financial theory to assess financial risk. This profession is in particularly high demand in the insurance industry - with some specializing in health insurance, life insurance and property and casualty insurance - but may also extend to the public sector.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects for actuaries are set to soar 18% through 2029, far faster than the national average.1 The median annual wage for actuaries was $111,030 in 2020.1 At the time, the top employers for actuaries were finance and insurance companies, professional, scientific and technical services, management of companies and enterprises and government. A small percentage of actuaries (1%) were self-employed.2

  • Operations research analyst. In this role, you’ll use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to help solve problems in just about all aspects of an organization. For example, you may manage a supply chain, advise managers and other institutional leaders or decision-makers or develop production schedules. In all that you do, you’ll be an essential player in helping a business reach its full potential.

As a valued asset to any team, it’s no wonder demand for operations research analysts is expected to grow. The BLS predicts that new jobs will be added much faster than the national average — 25% through 2029.1 That adds up to over 26,000 new jobs. Additionally, the median pay for this profession was reportedly $86,200 in 2020.1 Among the largest employers of operations research analysts at that time were finance and insurance companies, professional, science and technical services, manufacturing and the federal government.

  • Statistician. A statistician is responsible for designing surveys, analyzing data and presenting their findings to stakeholders through reports, tables, charts and graphs. They are qualified to work in many fields. For example, biostatisticians work in environments like pharmaceutical companies, public health agencies and hospitals to conduct studies that may identify an epidemic outbreak, test the success of a new drug or uncover the source of an illness.

Career prospects in the field appear very promising. According to the BLS, job growth for statisticians is set to soar 35% through 2029, well above the national average.1 By comparison, the average growth rate for all occupations in that same time frame is projected to be only 4%.1 In 2019, top employers of statisticians included research and development in the physical, engineering and life sciences; healthcare and social assistance; and colleges, universities and professional schools in the state, local and private sectors. In 2020, statisticians earned a median annual wage of $92,270.1

  • Financial analyst. If you’re passionate about giving investment advice to people and businesses, this could be the career for you. You’ll assess the performance of stocks, bonds and other investments to determine the best financial strategies for your clients. Financial analysts are often categorized as either buy-side or sell-side analysts. The former works with institutional investors and nonprofit universities with large endowments; the latter advises financial services sales agents who sell stocks and bonds.

The BLS anticipates jobs for financial analysts will grow 5% — over 26,000 new positions — through 2029.1 In May 2020, professionals in the field reportedly earned a median annual wage of $83,660.1 Among the top employers that same year were securities, commodity contracts and other financial investments, credit intermediation and insurance carriers.

  • Management analyst. Often called management consultants, these are the people responsible for proposing ways to improve efficiency in an organization. If you choose this career track, you'll wear many hats – from interviewing personnel and analyzing expenditure to recommending new procedures and collaborating with managers to solve operational challenges.

With companies across all industries looking for ways to improve efficiency and mitigate costs, the skills of management analysts are looking to be a hot commodity for years to come. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of management analysts is set to grow 11% through 2029, which is much faster than the national average for all occupations.1 IT consultants are expected to see an especially high demand in the coming years. Along with promising career outlook projections, the median annual salary for management analysts in 2020 was reportedly $87,660.1

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.

Luanne Dexter with the text Luanne DexterA 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!"

Start Your Journey Toward an Online Mathematics Degree

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.

"The instructors at SNHU not only brought classroom experience and most of them brought in real-world experience," said Luanne Dexter '18. "They really helped me to understand how the concepts are used and also how to find additional resources if I needed them."

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.

In addition to completing your core BA requirements, you'll complete 13 math courses as you work toward your math degree online – 3 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 courses: All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes, if not obtained in prior coursework. Through these foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
  • 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.

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—and haven't raised our costs in a decade.

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 $960 $320 $9,600
Degree/Certificates (U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)* $675 $225 $6,750

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, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

Frequently Asked Questions

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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