Mathematics, BS

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Program Description

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 differential equations, modeling, numerical analysis, number theory, cryptography and real analysis.

In addition to the guidelines in the Concurrent Program Options section below, students interested in pursuing concurrent or second baccalaureate degrees in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are advised to visit the college's website for more information and requirements.

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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: Yes
  • Second Language Requirement: No
  • First Required Math Course: MAT 270 - Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I
  • Math Intensity: Substantial program math intensity substantial

Admission Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Transfer Options

ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use the Transfer Map search to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.

ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site:

Change of Major Requirements

A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.

Students should refer to for information about how to change a major to this program.

Flexible Degree Options

Accelerated program options

This program allows students to obtain both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years.
It is offered as an accelerated bachelor's and master's degree with:

Mathematics, MA

Prepare to be a successful professional mathematician in business, industry or education by obtaining a breadth of training and that broadens your knowledge in several fields of mathematics.

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Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students will be advised by their academic departments to apply.

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Career Outlook

Mathematics is foundational and can be applied to many different types of careers in many fields. It is a crucial part of engineering, life sciences, business, economics and social sciences.

Graduates with a bachelor's degree in mathematics can pursue careers in fields as diverse as computer science, finance, biotechnology, engineering, medical research and education. These are just a few of the top careers possible with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics:

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

Many undergraduate math majors also pursue graduate studies in mathematics, medicine or law.

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:

Bioinformatics Scientist

  • Growth: 3.9%
  • Median Salary*: $87,300

Computer Scientist

  • Growth: 22.7%
  • Median Salary*: $136,620
  Bright Outlook

Data Analyst

  • Growth: -1.7%
  • Median Salary*: $48,880

Financial Analyst

  • Growth: 7.6%
  • Median Salary*: $95,080
  Bright Outlook

Fraud Investigator

  • Growth: 6.1%
  • Median Salary*: $73,810

High School Teacher

  • Growth: 1.0%
  • Median Salary*: $62,360

Information Security Analyst

  • Growth: 31.5%
  • Median Salary*: $112,000
  Bright Outlook


  • Growth: 2.2%
  • Median Salary*: $112,110

Mathematics Professor

  • Growth: 3.2%
  • Median Salary*: $77,420

Operations Research Analyst

  • Growth: 22.5%
  • Median Salary*: $85,720
  Bright Outlook


  • Growth: 31.6%
  • Median Salary*: $98,920
  Bright Outlook

* 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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