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Multiply your career opportunities with an online math degree

Become a professional problem solver

Earn your Bachelor of Science in Mathematics online at Maryville University, and learn the foundational, theoretical and practical mathematics skills you need to build a future in education, analytics, computer programming, statistics and more.

Our online program allows you to choose from electives in topics like discrete mathematics, optimization, advanced calculus, financial mathematics, and statistical methods and modeling — and you can pursue a data science minor as well as an optional internship

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Pursue a data science minor

Complete an optional internship

Why earn your math bachelor’s degree online?

Mathematics majors learn a skill set suitable for roles in all sectors, from technology to academics and more. Earn your online mathematics degree, and become a stronger authority in your desired field. We offer a wide range of electives on topics relevant to scientists, educators, financial experts and more.

The online Bachelor of Science in Mathematics allows you to make math your business as a data analyst, market researcher or statistical consultant. Our online math degree is designed to include a minor in data science, so you can develop the skills to generate and analyze data and extract valuable insights with the latest statistical methods.

Flexible, affordable, personalized

100% online coursework.
No campus visits required.

Expand your career preparation.
Select career-focused electives, earn your minor in data science and complete an optional internship.

Engage with our supportive, industry-connected faculty.
Align your career goals with a curriculum designed for real-world application.

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What can you do with a math major?

Your online BS in mathematics from Maryville prepares you for a variety of mathematics careers, with minors and electives to help you focus on applied statistics, data science and more. It’s a personalized program that positions you for success as a teacher, analyst, actuary, statistician and other roles where data analysis expertise is valued in diverse fields.

You can work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Academic institutions
  • Small businesses
  • Large corporations
  • Government agencies
  • Nonprofit agencies
  • Community organizations
  • Technology firms
  • Financial companies

Career paths for online mathematics degree grads may include:

  • Math teacher
  • Data analyst
  • Management analyst
  • Math content editor
  • Statistical analyst
  • Market researcher
  • Actuary
  • Operations research analyst
  • Statistical consultant
  • Financial analyst
  • Data scientist

What’s the market outlook for BS in mathematics graduates?

Potential for higher earnings
While compensation varies depending on factors like experience and location, many math-related positions have steady to high median pay, including high school teachers (US$65,220),1 actuaries (US$120,000),2 mathematicians/statisticians (US$104,860),3 operations research analysts (US$83,640)4 and data scientists (US$108,020).5

Job growth for math majors
Demand for data analysis in many fields is driving higher-than-average projected job growth for many mathematics roles, including mathematician/statistician (30%),6 operations research analyst (23%)7 and data scientist (35%).8

Why choose Maryville University’s online mathematics degree program?

Maryville University was founded in 1872 and has been training motivated professionals with industry expertise ever since. Ninety percent of our full-time faculty members hold a doctorate or terminal degree. We’re proud of our reputation for quality academics and affordability, because it demonstrates devotion to helping our online students like you advance with confidence.

Our online bachelor of science in math degree connects you to the vital mathematical and analytical skills that employers are seeking. This flexible online program provides a comprehensive foundation of mathematics expertise with the opportunity to study advanced concepts and choose electives tailored to your professional goals. 

Stand out in the job market with your minor in data science, in which you’ll access coursework covering future-focused concepts like machine learning and mathematical statistics. You’ll develop foundational skills in coding and learn to use your mathematics insights to pursue exciting, high-tech careers in data and analysis.

Earn your online mathematics degree, and graduate with extensive mathematics expertise that can serve as the core of your career or your next degree. Access all of your courses 100% online through our easy-to-use online learning platform, and connect to our faculty members, who can help you apply your coursework to a range of career goals.

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Meet our online bachelor’s in mathematics faculty

Meet Guangwei Fan

Dr. Fan is a professor and leader of Maryville’s mathematics program, serving as an educator at the university for nearly 30 years. He is a recognized authority on mathematics, with many published works as both researcher and reviewer in international professional and academic journals.

Associate Dean of Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Computer Science and Data Science

  • PhD
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

In his research, Fan looks for ways to expand how mathematicians function in organizations around the world. He brings this same sensibility into his courses, helping math students to build relevant career skills through coursework and projects. With his help, you can better analyze information and communicate your findings in a wide range of business settings.

At Maryville, you can take courses in mathematics and actuarial science with Fan and benefit from his long history of steering students through diverse, complex theories. He can help you learn to apply your choice of math courses to pursue a focused career in education, data analytics, statistics, actuarial science and other fields.

Maryville students are brave

Early in her first semester in the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree program, Patricia R. faced a life-threatening health crisis when she was told she would need a kidney transplant. But she knew she had support, and she was determined to continue. “My instructor worked with me and extended my deadlines so that I [still] finished the semester,” she says. “I couldn’t ask for a more understanding or supportive instructor.”

Online bachelor’s in mathematics degree curriculum

The online Bachelor of Science in Mathematics comprises 128 credit hours, including your mathematics major, general education and electives.

Your mathematics major is designed to be flexible to work with your career interests. Here’s the breakdown of relevant coursework:

  • Mathematics core (34 credits): Build your college-level math foundation and advance your understanding with coursework in calculus, number theory, linear algebra and differential equations, probability, and the history of mathematics.
  • Data Science Minor (18 Credits): Our online program is designed with a built-in data science minor to help you develop digital skills to pursue high-tech careers in coding, machine learning and more. These six courses include foundational coursework in data science; mathematical modeling; machine learning; and coding in R, Python and SQL.
  • Math Electives: Further specialize and enhance your math degree online by choosing courses relevant to your personal interests and career goals. Options include coursework in mathematics for scientists, optimization, discrete mathematics, statistics, predictive modeling, financial mathematics and many more.

Your online mathematics degree can be personalized to help you pivot or advance your career in applied statistics, data analytics or education. As a graduate, you can emerge prepared to brave the worlds of mathematical statistics, modeling, probability theory, problem solving and more with sharp analytical thinking that can lead to solutions.

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Add more opportunity to your mathematics major.

Your mathematics major can lead you to roles where your expertise is key to organizational success. As you advance as a leader in the field, you may seek a master’s degree that can complement your online math bachelor’s degree.

At Maryville University, you can expand your math studies with online graduate degrees in business data analytics, business administration, software development and more.

When you’re ready to go further, consider these online graduate program options:

Master of Science in Data Science, which allows you to build on your knowledge by studying mathematical concepts like machine learning, statistics, artificial intelligence, business and more.

Master of Science in Business Data Analytics, with advanced courses in data visualization, database principles, and predictive modeling.

Master of Business Administration, with your choice of 12 in-demand concentrations, including project management, financial services and information technology.

Master of Science in Software Development, with a unique blend of coding and management courses and no business experience required.

Get a head start on your master’s with Early Access.

When you earn your undergraduate degree at Maryville, you can take advantage of our program to get started early on your master’s degree. If you have a GPA of 3.25 or better and you’ve completed 90 credit hours or more, you may be eligible to get a head start on the degrees listed above and more through Early Access.

During the last leg of your undergraduate degree, Early Access allows you to earn up to 12 credits toward your master’s degree. To learn more about Early Access, or to find out if you’re eligible, contact your academic advisor.

Bring us your ambition and we’ll guide you along a personalized path to a quality education that’s designed to change your life.

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  1. High School Teachers: Occupational Outlook Handbook. (2024). U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved May 16, 2024. ↩︎
  2. Actuaries: Occupational Outlook Handbook. (2024). U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved May 16, 2024. ↩︎
  3. Mathematicians and Statisticians: Occupational Outlook Handbook. (2024). U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved May 16, 2024. ↩︎
  4. Operations Research Analysts: Occupational Outlook Handbook. (2024). U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved May 16, 2024. ↩︎
  5. Data Scientists: Occupational Outlook Handbook. (2024). U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved May 16, 2024. ↩︎
  6. Mathematicians and Statisticians: Occupational Outlook Handbook. (2024). U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved May 16, 2024. ↩︎
  7. Operations Research Analysts: Occupational Outlook Handbook. (2024). U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved May 16, 2024. ↩︎
  8. Data Scientists: Occupational Outlook Handbook. (2024). U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved May 16, 2024. ↩︎