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Natural Science and Mathematics, BA | (Mathematics )

Bachelor Of Arts

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The IU Online Bachelor of Arts in Natural Science and Mathematics is a flexible degree requiring 30 credit hours in mathematics and a range of liberal arts courses, including two semesters of a foreign language.* The common core curriculum consists of courses in calculus, proof techniques, and the history of mathematics. You choose additional math courses with the help of an advisor. You explore a broad view of society and culture. You learn to think logically, read and write articulately and analytically, solve quantitative problems, and recognize, analyze, and interpret data.

*Please note that students in this program have fewer required math courses than those pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.

Your IU Online BA in Natural Science and Mathematics prepares you for such careers as:

  • Mathematics teacher (K-12) 
  • Mathematics instructor (community college) 
  • Economist 
  • Financial manager 
  • Banker  

Degree Requirements 

To graduate with the BA in Natural Science and Mathematics, you must complete a total of 120 credit hours. 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.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • General education courses (36-39 credit hours) 
  • Mathematics core courses (30 credit hours) 
  • Foreign language courses (6-8 credit hours) 
  • General elective courses (as needed to total 120 credit hours)  

IU Online provides friendly services and resources to help you succeed.


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 applynow@iue.edu or:   
         Office of Admissions
         Indiana University East
         Whitewater Hall, Room 151
         2325 Chester Boulevard
         Richmond, IN 47374-1289


MATH-M 215Calculus I5 Credits
MATH-M 216Calculus II5 Credits
MATH-M 311Calculus III3 Credits
MATH-M 380History of Math3 Credits
MATH-M 393Bridge to Abstract Math3 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $249.73
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $749.19
Note:  Additional fees will apply.
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $365.31
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1095.93
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