Mathematics (BS)
Accelerated Program

The BS degree program in mathematics offers a grounding in both theoretical and applied mathematical concepts. Classes cover a broad spectrum of advanced mathematical topics, including number theory, cryptography and functional analysis. Students with a bachelor's degree in mathematics can pursue careers in fields as diverse as computer science, biotechnology, engineering, medical research and education.

Degree Offered

Mathematics (BS)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of

Location
Tempe

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Career Outlook

Mathematics is foundational and can be applied to many different types of careers. Math is a crucial part of engineering, life sciences, business, economics and social sciences. Many undergraduate math majors also pursue graduate studies in medicine or law. These are just a few of the top careers possible with a BS in mathematics:

  • cryptographer
  • engineer
  • financial analyst
  • mathematician
  • operations research analyst
  • statistician
  • teacher

Students interested in a career in teaching or education may also consider the bachelor's degree in mathematics concentration in secondary education: https://math.asu.edu/content/mathematics-secondary-education.

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
Actuaries 18.1%$96,700
Bioinformatics Scientists -0.4%$74,720
Biostatisticians 33.8%$79,990
Computer Network Architects8.7%$98,430
Computer and Information Research Scientists10.7%$108,360
Economists5.7%$95,710
Education Teachers, Postsecondary9.1%$59,720
Financial Analysts 11.7%$78,620
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
Information Security Analysts 17.9%$88,890
Investment Underwriters 4.9%$65,440
Mathematicians 21.4%$103,720
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 16.4%$65,190
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.9%$54,940
Operations Research Analysts 30.2%$76,660
Risk Management Specialists 4.9%$65,440
Software Developers, Systems Software 13%$102,880
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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