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Online Math Degree Bachelor's in Mathematics

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Register By: February 25 Classes Start: February 27

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.

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.

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

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:

Financial analyst

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

Operations research analyst

Solve organizational problems using advanced mathematical and analytical methods.

Statistician

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.

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 21% through 2031, 23% for operations research analysts, 31% for statisticians and 11% for management analysts. All considerably faster than the national average of 8% for all occupations.1

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Salary

In 2021, the median annual wage for actuaries was $105,900, $82,360 for operations research analysts, $96,280 for statisticians and $95,570 for financial analysts.1 Along with promising career outlook projections, the median annual salary for management analysts was $93,000.1

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Luanne Dexter '18 	Luanne Dexter

"The instructors at SNHU not only brought classroom experience and 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 bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. 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.

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 $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

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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