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US News and World Report Best Online Programs Bachelor's 2024

Mathematics, B.S.

Earn a math degree and move your career forward—fast. The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from IU Online is a flexible, accelerated program that gives you a broad foundation in a variety of math disciplines and allows you to concentrate on the field of your choice.

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Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 120

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $257.23

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $378.10

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

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Get your degree in mathematics

As a student in the B.S. in mathematics program, you’ll take classes in calculus, linear algebra, modern algebra, real analysis, and mathematical modeling. You’ll also choose a specialization that works for your career goals.

You’ll benefit from a career-focused education from a program ranked in the top ten by U.S. News & World Report. You’ll graduate with an Indiana University degree respected by employers worldwide—and you can work toward your math degree whenever it fits in your schedule.

  • Classes start January, March, May, June, August, and October
  • Choose 8- or 16-week courses
  • Access coursework anywhere
  • Enjoy personalized student services

When you graduate, you’ll receive an Indiana University degree that employers value. And the benefits start long before graduation. More than half of IU Online students advance in their careers before they complete their degree.

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My math degree opens so many doors—data science, technology, finance, teaching, and research. I'll consider grad school, a master's, a PhD, possibly teaching and research at the college level.

Varsha Chutkan BS in Mathematics

Students admitted to IU Online receive a full range of personalized support services, including:

  • Onboarding
  • Advising
  • Success Coaching
  • Math and Writing Support
  • Career Services
  • Peer Mentorship
  • Tutoring

Your IU Online BS in Mathematics prepares you for such careers as:

  • Actuary
  • Mathematics teacher (K-12)
  • Mathematics instructor (community college)
  • Mathematical technician
  • Data analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Investment analyst
  • Mathematical modeler
  • Software engineer
  • Statistician

To graduate with the BS in Mathematics, you must complete a total of 120 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • General education courses (33 credit hours)
  • Mathematics core courses (31 credit hours)
  • Mathematics elective courses (15 credit hours)
  • General elective courses (41 credit hours)

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Admissions requirements vary.

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states.

To apply to this program:

  • Complete application for admission
  • Submit high school transcript or equivalent (applicants with fewer than 12 credit hours)
  • International applicants may be asked for additional materials
  • Submit official transcripts to or:

Office of Admissions
Indiana University East
Whitewater Hall, Room 151
2325 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN 47374-1289

You may be able to transfer an associate degree or up to 64 credit hours from a regionally accredited two-year college and up to 90 credit hours from a regionally accredited four-year college or university.


Mathematics, BS courses: Core
Course Course Name Credits
MATH-M 215 Calculus I 5 Credits
MATH-M 216 Calculus II 5 Credits
MATH-M 303 Linear Algebra 3 Credits
MATH-M 311 Calculus III 3 Credits
MATH-M 393 Bridge to Abstract Mathematics 3 Credits
MATH-M 403 Modern Algebra 3 Credits
MATH-M 413 Real Analysis 3 Credits
MATH-M 447 Mathematical Models 3 Credits
MATH-M 499 Senior Seminar 3 Credits


Mathematics, BS courses: Elective
Course Course Name Credits
BUS-F 301 Intro to Financial Management 3 Credits
BUS-F 303 Intermediate Investments 3 Credits
BUS-F 420 Equity and Fixed Income Investments 3 Credits
MATH-M 312 Calculus IV 3 Credits
MATH-M 313 Differential Equations 3 Credits
MATH-M 366 Elements of Statistical Techniques 3 Credits
MATH-M 371 Elementary Computational Methods 3 Credits
MATH-M 380 History of Mathematics 3 Credits
MATH-M 404 Modern Algebra II 3 Credits
MATH-M 405 Number Theory 3 Credits
MATH-M 421 Introduction to Topology I 3 Credits
MATH-M 448 Mathematical Models II 3 Credits
MATH-M 451 Mathematics of Finance 3 Credits
MATH-M 463 Intro to Probability Theory I 3 Credits
MATH-T 321 Intuitive Topology 3 Credits
MATH-T 336 Topics in Euclidean Geometry 3 Credits

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