BS Mathematics

Did you know you can use math to change the world? Whether you want to manage the impacts of climate change or reduce the spread of disease, learn critical thinking skills that can be applied to almost any problem. This degree program prepares you for many top-rated jobs.

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.

Students with a bachelor's degree in mathematics can pursue careers in fields as diverse as computer science, finance, biotechnology, engineering, medical research and education.

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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:

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

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

Students interested in a career in teaching or education may also consider the bachelor's degree in mathematics concentration in 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:

Bioinformatics Scientist

  • Growth: 2.2%
  • Median Salary*: $85,290

Computer Scientist

  • Growth: 15.4%
  • Median Salary*: $126,830
  Bright Outlook

Financial Analyst

  • Growth: %
  • Median Salary*:
Green Occupation   Bright Outlook

Fraud Investigator

  • Growth: %
  • Median Salary*:
  Bright Outlook

High School Teacher

  • Growth: 3.8%
  • Median Salary*: $62,870

Information Security Analyst

  • Growth: 31.2%
  • Median Salary*: $103,590
  Bright Outlook


  • Growth: 3.0%
  • Median Salary*: $110,860

Mathematics Professor

  • Growth: 1.3%
  • Median Salary*: $73,650

Operations Research Analyst

  • Growth: 24.8%
  • Median Salary*: $86,200
  Bright Outlook


  • Growth: 34.6%
  • Median Salary*: $92,270
  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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With over 250 programs in more than 65 countries (ranging from one week to one year), study abroad is possible for all ASU students wishing to gain global skills and knowledge in preparation for a 21st-century career. Students earn ASU credit for completed courses, while staying on track for graduation, and may apply financial aid and scholarships toward program costs.

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