B.S./B.A. in Mathematics

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics is a robust study of mathematical principles and problem-solving skills used in all of life. The B.S. degree is excellent preparation for a variety of careers or areas of graduate study in mathematics, statistics, finance, operations research, physics, chemistry, space science, medicine, business and many other areas. ACU’s version offers a concentration in actuarial science, a career field that consistently appears at the top of highest-paying, highest-demand job lists from publications such as Forbes and U.S. News & World Report.

The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics combines a challenging blend of math knowledge with a strong liberal arts background, while enabling you to pursue additional studies in another academic discipline. For its practicality and interdisciplinary reach – and for its development of problem-solving and analytical skills – the B.A. degree prepares students for a variety of well-paying career paths, and it also appeals to graduate and professional schools.

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics is a robust study of mathematical principles and problem-solving skills used in all of life. The B.S. degree is excellent preparation for a variety of careers or areas of graduate study in mathematics, statistics, finance, operations research, physics, chemistry, space science, medicine, business and many other areas. ACU’s version offers a concentration in actuarial science, a career field that consistently appears at the top of highest-paying, highest-demand job lists from publications such as Forbes and U.S. News & World Report.

The Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics combines a challenging blend of math knowledge with a strong liberal arts background, while enabling you to pursue additional studies in another academic discipline. For its practicality and interdisciplinary reach – and for its development of problem-solving and analytical skills – the B.A. degree prepares students for a variety of well-paying career paths, and it also appeals to graduate and professional schools.

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Program Structure

B.S. / B.A. in Mathematics Degree Details

These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan. 

Tracks

Applied Mathematics, BA

Pure Mathematics, BA (MATH-PURE)

Mathematics, BS (MATH)

Actuarial Science, BS (MATH-MASC)

Required Hours

*Based on track selection

University Requirements: 56 credit hours + Major Requirements: 56-62 credit hours (choice of 2 tracks) + Electives: 10-14 credit hours = Total Required: 128 credit hours*

Example Coursework

Discrete Mathematics

Calculus

Statistical Methods

Abstract Algebra

Minor Available

Yes

Department

Mathematics

Application Deadlines

Early Bird: Nov. 1 

Regular: Feb. 1 

National Candidates: May 1

Curriculum

ACU offers the versatility of both a B.S. and B.A. in mathematics, allowing you to choose the option that best suits your career and educational goals.

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

The B.S. in mathematics program offers two tracks – Mathematics and Actuarial Science. This robust study of mathematical principles and problem-solving skills is excellent preparation for a variety of careers or areas of graduate study in mathematics, statistics, finance, operations research, physics, chemistry, space science, medicine, business and many other areas.

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

The B.A. in mathematics program offers two tracks – Applied Mathematics and Pure Mathematics. This degree provides you with a strong liberal arts background in mathematics, while enabling you to pursue a minor in another academic discipline of your choice.

Experiential Learning

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

  • Participate in ACU’s Undergraduate Research Festival
  • Attend the annual meeting of the Texas Section of the Mathematical Association of America
  • Attend the regional or national meeting of the NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)
  • Student employment in the department as graders, tutors, teaching assistants and lab assistants
  • Study Abroad

Careers

Both the B.S. and B.A. degrees offer a wide range of possible careers, including: 

  • High school mathematics teacher
  • Actuary – a career field that consistently appears at the top of highest-paying, highest-demand jobs in such publications as Forbes and U.S. News & World Report.
  • Market research analyst
  • Mathematician
  • Cryptographer
  • Forensic analyst
  • Commodities trader
  • Statistician