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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.

The IU Online Bachelor of Science in Mathematics exposes you to common core courses in calculus, linear algebra, modern algebra, real analysis, and mathematical modeling.* Electives within the major allow you to choose an area of specialization, such as financial mathematics or pure mathematics. As a student in this program, you learn to think logically, read and write articulately and analytically, solve quantitative problems, explain scientific research, frame inquiry, and recognize, analyze, and interpret data. If you plan a career in actuarial sciences, you may choose to specialize in probability, finance, and economics. This plan of study is also recommended if you wish to pursue graduate studies in mathematics.

* Please note that the IU Online BS in Mathematics places more emphasis on math courses than does the IU Online BA in Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

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 

Degree Requirements

To graduate with the BS in 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 (33 credit hours) 
  • Mathematics core courses (31 credit hours) 
  • Mathematics elective courses (15 credit hours) 
  • General elective courses (41 credit hours) 

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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

Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.


  • MATH-M 215Calculus I5 Credits
  • MATH-M 216Calculus II5 Credits
  • MATH-M 303Linear Algebra3 Credits
  • MATH-M 311Calculus III3 Credits
  • MATH-M 393Bridge to Abstract Mathematics3 Credits
  • MATH-M 403Modern Algebra3 Credits
  • MATH-M 413Real Analysis3 Credits
  • MATH-M 447Mathematical Models3 Credits
  • MATH-M 499Senior Seminar3 Credits
  • BUS-F 301Intro to Financial Management3 Credits
  • BUS-F 303Intermediate Investments3 Credits
  • BUS-F 420Equity and Fixed Income Investments3 Credits
  • MATH-M 312Calculus IV3 Credits
  • MATH-M 313Differential Equations3 Credits
  • MATH-M 366 Elements of Statistical Techniques3 Credits
  • MATH-M 371Elementary Computational Methods3 Credits
  • MATH-M 380History of Mathematics3 Credits
  • MATH-M 404Modern Algebra II3 Credits
  • MATH-M 405Number Theory3 Credits
  • MATH-M 421Introduction to Topology I3 Credits
  • MATH-M 448Mathematical Models II3 Credits
  • MATH-M 451Mathematics of Finance3 Credits
  • MATH-M 463Intro to Probability Theory I3 Credits
  • MATH-T 321 Intuitive Topology3 Credits
  • MATH-T 336Topics in Euclidean Geometry3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $235.59
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $706.77
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $340.92
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1022.76
Note:  Additional fees will apply.

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