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. In the bachelor's degree program in mathematics, 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.

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Mathematics (BA)
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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
  • financial analysis
  • health care
  • law
  • teaching

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 3.3%$120,050
Environmental Economists 5.7%$95,710
Financial Analysts 11.7%$78,620
Financial Quantitative Analysts 4.9%$65,440
Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts 4.9%$65,440
Natural Sciences Managers 3.3%$120,050
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.8%$56,310
Investment Underwriters 4.9%$65,440
Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other5.7%$66,560
Mathematicians 21.4%$103,720
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.9%$54,940
Risk Management Specialists 4.9%$65,440
Statisticians 33.8%$79,990

* 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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