STEM Programs

Mathematics Degree

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math Bachelor’s Degree Programs

A math degree can lead to many different professional opportunities. In general, math majors can be found in any career that requires problem-solving abilities, critical thinking, comfort working with data, sound logical and quantitative reasoning skills, the ability to think abstractly, and a willingness to engage in analyzing problems and evaluating potential solutions

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Why should I earn a mathematics degree?

Growing Job Market

Employment of math majors is projected to grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, which will result in about 50,400 new jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

High Earning Potential

Math occupations had a median annual wage of $86,700 in May 2018, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Plenty of Options

A degree in mathematics can land you a job in a corporate office, a classroom, a local business, a government agency, or more.

What Can I Do With a Math Degree

  • Teacher (with certification)
  • Statistician
  • Actuary
  • Data analyst

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    Why study mathematics at BVU?

    High Scores

    BVU mathematic students consistently earn high scores on the nationally normed ETS Major Field Test for Mathematics.

    In Demand

    100 percent of Mathematics majors from BVU’s Class of 2018 were either employed or enrolled in graduate or professional school within six months of graduation.

    Hands-On Experience

    Put your skills to work as an academic assistant and serve as a math tutor to hone your skills.

    Past Internships of BVU Math Majors

    • Microsoft Corporation
    • REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates), University of Nebraska - Lincoln
    • United States Department of Defense
    • Monticello Nuclear Power Station
    • Northwestern Mutual Life
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    SARAH MACKEY, Class of 2019

    Sarah double majored in mathematics and computer science. During her time at BVU, Sarah had the opportunity to serve as a panelist with former U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta as part of BVU’s American Heritage Lecture Series. On top of these experiences, Sarah landed prestigious internships with the United States Department of Defense Cryptanalysis and Exploitation Services Summer Program as well as Microsoft Corporation. She also studied abroad as part of the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics program. Today, Sarah is a successful software engineer at PayPal in San Jose, California. 

    Transfer to BVU

    100 percent of associate degrees from our community college partners transfer to BVU. Most AA degrees require 68 credits, and we make sure that they all transfer to BVU. Talk about saving time and money!

    Contact a personal advisor at 712.749.1000 to see how your credits will transfer.

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    Learn Completely Online

    Earn your degree at your convenience with our easy-to-access, fully online curriculum. With one click, you can view assignments and grades, set up appointments with specialized tutors around the clock, access the student lounge, engage in group discussions, or contact professors. Get the BVU experience on your schedule, wherever you are.

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      You can earn your Bachelor of Accounting degree without leaving your community. BVU partners with Iowa community colleges throughout the state so you can take classes in person with expert faculty in a supportive environment — we accept 100% of transfer credits from these partner colleges.

        Transfer to BVU

        100 percent of associate degrees from our community college partners transfer to BVU. Most AA degrees require 68 credits, and we make sure that they all transfer to BVU. Talk about saving time and money!

        Contact a personal advisor at 712.749.1000 to see how your credits will transfer.

        See How Your Credits Transfer

        Mathematics Degree Types

        General Math

        Choose courses that prepare you for actuarial science or double major in biochemistry, biology, or chemistry. Both a major and minor are available.

        Math Education

        Take courses that prepare you to teach math in the classroom, in either elementary and middle schools (K-8) or middle and high schools (5-12). Both majors and minors are available.

        Mathematics Courses

        • Major in Mathematics (38-39 Credit Hours)
        • Minor in Mathematics (20 Credit Hours)
        • Major in Mathematics with Teaching Licensure K-8 (33 Credit Hours)
        • Major in Mathematics with Teaching Licensure 5-12 (41-42 Credit Hours)
        • Minor in Mathematics with Teaching Licensure K-8 (29 Credit Hours)
        • Minor in Mathematics with Teaching Licensure (5-12) (29 Credit Hours)

        Financial Aid & Scholarships

        We’ll help you figure out your options for financial assistance and possible scholarships.

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        Mathematics Faculty

        Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future of Iowa and beyond.

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        Transfer Your Credits

        Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most — if not all — of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

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        Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program

         

        With the Plus One program, you can earn your master’s in organizational leadership within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s in applied studies. 

         

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