• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    120
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $220.03
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $315.35

Natural Science and Mathematics, Mathematics Concentration, BA

Bachelor of Arts

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 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 BS in 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 Sciences 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) 

As an IU Online student, you will receive personalized help and counseling in:

  • Onboarding, with just-in-time reference material   
  • Financial aid, including help finding and applying for loans and scholarships   
  • Success coaching   
  • Math and writing tutoring   
  • 24/7 Call Center   
  • Career coaching 

Admissions

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.

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
Note:  Additional fees will apply.

What's it like to take a program online?

  • Earn a quality education

    With more than 120 online degree programs to choose from, Indiana University gives you the opportunity to receive a top-quality education when you want it, where you want it. The faculty who teach our online courses are the same exceptional faculty who teach those courses on our campuses. Whether you're looking for an undergraduate education or want to continue advancing your career with a graduate degree, IU Online’s degree program options have something for everyone.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. Classes aren't tied to a certain time or day.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at Indiana University have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. We're committed to providing you with the quality educational experience students have come to expect and desire from Indiana University, without needing to make sacrifices to the other commitments in your life.