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Mathematics (BA) (BS)

A number of career options.

Mathematics is the foundation of our technological society and is a growing, changing discipline. It’s been a vital ingredient in physics and chemistry and the intellectual fabrics of a broad range of disciplines, increasing its impact on such diverse areas as space science, management and the social sciences. More recently, the fundamental role of mathematics has been recognized in biology and medicine.

For its practicality and interdisciplinary reach -- and for its development of problem-solving and analytical skills -- majoring in math prepares you for a variety of well-paying career paths, and it also appeals to graduate and professional schools.

ACU offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in mathematics:

The Bachelor of Arts provides students with a strong liberal arts background in mathematics, while enabling them to pursue additional studies in another academic discipline.

The Bachelor of Science is a robust study of mathematical principles and problem-solving skills used in all of life. This degree is excellent preparation for many careers or areas of graduate study in mathematics, statistics, finance, operations research, physics, chemistry, space science, medicine, business, and many other areas.

ACU offers a concentration in actuarial science, a career field that consistently appears at the top of highest-paying, highest-demand jobs lists from publications such as Forbes and US News & World Report.

Program Overview

Credit hours72
School/CollegeCollege of Arts and Sciences


You’ll take courses such as:

  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Calculus
  • Statistical Methods
  • Abstract Algebra
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  • Teacher Certification (B.S.)
  • Actuarial Science Track (B.S.)
  • Applied Mathematics Track (B.A.)
  • Pure Mathematics Track (B.A.)

What can you do after graduation?

  • High School Mathematics Teacher
  • Actuary
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Mathematician
  • Cryptographer
  • Forensic Analyst
  • Commodities Trader
  • Statistician
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Experiential Learning Opportunities

Mathematics majors can get real-world learning opportunities through involvement in activities and events such as:

  • ACU Undergraduate Research Festival
  • Student employment opps as tutors
  • Professional conferences
  • Study abroad

About the Department of Mathematics

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As the language in which God wrote the universe, mathematics is a vital ingredient for life and scientific advancement. The Department of Mathematics at Abilene Christian University prepares students to be lifelong scholars and explorers of math. ACU math majors learn to think critically and analytically about the world around us, and about how mathematics can solve real-world problems. This education prepares them for careers as mathematicians, researchers, statisticians, actuaries, teachers, and everything in between.

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Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.