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Mathematics, BS

Bachelor of Science

Mathematics is the science of structure, order, and relation that has evolved from counting, measuring, and describing the shapes of objects. It deals with logical reasoning and quantitative calculation and is considered the underlying language of science.

As a student in the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program, you complete 45 credit hours in mathematics.* The common core comprises 27 credit hours in calculus, linear algebra, modern algebra, real analysis, and mathematical modeling. The remaining courses are largely electives within mathematics. You work with your academic advisor in selecting them.

If you plan a career in actuarial sciences, you may choose some finance and economics courses to meet these requirements. We recommend this plan of study for all students who want to pursue actuarial sciences or graduate studies in mathematics.

* Please note that the B.S. in Mathematics places more emphasis on math courses than does the B.A. in natural sciences and mathematics.

Employers value the typical skills that math majors possess, such as the ability to:

  • read and write articulately and analytically.
  • make sound judgments and solve quantitative problems.
  • clearly explain scientific research.
  • recognize, analyze, and interpret data.
  • think logically.
  • frame inquiry.

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $220.03
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $660.09
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $315.35
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $946.05

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