Mathematics, BS

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  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No
  • Math Intensity: Substantial program math intensity substantial
  • Initial Math Course: MAT 270 - Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I

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Attain an extensive education in mathematics and a background focused in science and technology. A combination of mathematical skills and a strong background in the sciences is in high demand for a wide variety of STEM fields.

Program Description

The BS degree program in mathematics offers a deep 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. This degree focuses on the highest levels of math offered in undergraduate courses and is recommended for those who are considering a graduate degree in mathematics.

This degree pairs well with several other areas of study in a variety of fields, including computer science, physics, astrophysics and engineering, as well as economics, business, music and art.

In addition to reviewing 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.

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:


Prepare to be a successful professional mathematician in business, industry or education. You'll receive a breadth of training that will broaden 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 for careers in many fields. Graduates with a bachelor's degree in mathematics go on to work in areas such as research, computer science, law, finance, biotechnology, engineering, health care and 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 Scientists

  • Growth: 3.9%
  • Median Salary*: 87300

Computer and Information Research Scientists

  • Growth: 22.7%
  • Median Salary*: 136620
  Bright Outlook

Statistical Assistants

  • Growth: -1.7%
  • Median Salary*: 48880

Financial and Investment Analysts

  • Growth: 7.6%
  • Median Salary*: 95080
  Bright Outlook

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

  • Growth: 1%
  • Median Salary*: 62360

Information Security Analysts

  • Growth: 31.5%
  • Median Salary*: 112000
  Bright Outlook


  • Growth: 2.2%
  • Median Salary*: 112110

Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Growth: 3.2%
  • Median Salary*: 77420

Operations Research Analysts

  • Growth: 22.5%
  • Median Salary*: 85720
  Bright Outlook


  • Growth: 31.6%
  • Median Salary*: 98920
  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).

Global Opportunities

Global Experience

Each of the more than 300 Global Education program options provides an opportunity for students to develop a valuable skill set that can give them an advantage in their career and personal enrichment.

Whether in a foreign country, in the U.S. or online, students are encouraged to build communication skills, challenged to adapt and persevere, and exposed to differences across the world, and they increase their ability to work with diverse groups of people. Graduates who possess heightened cultural competency, and leadership and critical thinking skills acquired through study abroad may stand out in a competitive job market.

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