Mathematics (BA)

Math is the science of problem-solving. Students in the BA degree program in mathematics apply the critical thinking and problem-solving skills they learn to many endeavors, because math is a crucial component in engineering, life sciences, business, economics and social sciences.

Students acquire a strong general mathematics background but retain the flexibility to pursue other areas of interest through a minor or even a second major. Combining a second area of study such as life science, physics, computer science or business creates a powerful combination for future career goals.

Degree Offered

Mathematics (BA)
Liberal Arts and Sciences, The College of

Location
Tempe

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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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Career Outlook

The Bachelor of Arts program in mathematics includes a foreign language requirement, making this an ideal option for students interested in careers in global business. It is also a top option for international students looking for a general math background.

A Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics can be the springboard for many different careers in fields such as:

  • business management
  • computer engineering
  • education
  • financial analysis
  • health care
  • law
  • medical science
  • teaching
  • technology

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Clinical Research Coordinators 4.8%$137,940
Financial and Investment Analysts
Financial Quantitative Analysts
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education3.8%$62,870
Mathematicians3%$110,860
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education3.6%$60,810
Financial Risk Specialists
Statisticians 34.6%$92,270

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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