Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

A bachelor in mathematics paves the way to career possibilities in a number of exciting fields. With two concentrations each offered in the B.S. in mathematics and the B.A. in mathematics, you can design a degree plan that fits with your future goals.

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--this degree prepares students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in math for a variety of well-paying career paths, and it also appeals to graduate and professional schools.

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Why Mathematics at ACU?

The mathematics bachelor degree program at ACU offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science. Mathematics B.A. vs. Mathematics B.S.--which is the right degree for you?

The Mathematics B.A. provides students with a strong liberal arts background in mathematics, while enabling them to pursue additional studies in another academic discipline.

The Mathematics B.S. is a robust study of mathematical principles and problem-solving skills used in all of life. The B.S. math 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.

The B.S. version of ACU’s mathematics degree 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.

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What can you do after graduation?

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

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
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Degree Details

Mathematics, BS/BA (MATH)


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


Statistical Methods

Abstract Algebra

Minor Available:




Application Deadlines

Regular: February 1st

National Candidates: May 1st

Early Action: November 1st

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