Online Math Degree
As a student of our accelerated, online Math degree program, you will develop strong skills in logic and critical thinking; gain a mastery of calculus, algebra, geometry, statistics and computer programming; and learn how mathematics is a critical tool for technological advancement and practical problem-solving in a complex natural and social world. Having a bachelors degree in math is incredibly versatile and can open the door to a wide variety of career paths.
Education and Qualifications
Mathematicians need to have good reasoning skills to identify, analyze, and apply basic principles to technical problems. Communication skills also are important, as mathematicians must be able to interact and discuss proposed solutions with people who may not have extensive knowledge of mathematics. Most mathematics-related careers require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, with a graduate degree or other specialized training highly preferred.
The graduates of our math program often further their education. Those who are interested in finance and economics often pursue a Master in Arts in Accounting. Some may wish to learn how to problem solve and lead organizations with a Master in Business Administration. Others often earn a Master of Arts in Elementary Ed Unified and gain certification to teach. Your academic advisor can help you decide which graduate program is right for you.
Online Mathematics classes may include:
- Abstract Algebra
- Calculus I-III
- Differential Equations
- Discrete Mathematics
- Introduction to Real Analysis
- Linear Algebra
- Inferential Statistics
- Numerical Methods
In addition to your required courses, you may choose a concentration in actuarial science or secondary education. Your Mathematics education also requires completion of an integrative seminar, which will guide you in the development of an integrative project that demonstrates achievement of learning outcomes in the Math major.
Download a program overview for a complete curriculum and course descriptions.
Mathematics Career Possibilities
Mathematics consistently ranks near the top in job satisfaction surveys and can lead to a variety of careers, including teaching, computer science, business, investments, and research. Other occupations that require extensive mathematical and statistical knowledge or, in some cases, a degree in mathematics include statisticians, computer programmers, and computer software engineers. A strong background in mathematics also facilitates employment as teachers, economists, physicists, and astronomers. Take a closer look at the just a few of the careers a degree in math can prepare you for:
- Actuaries- use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty.
- Mathematicians and Statisticians- analyze data and apply mathematical and statistical techniques to help solve problems.
- Operations Research Analysts- use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to help solve complex issues.
Mathematics Career Outlook
According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in math occupations is projected to grow 27% from 2019 to 2029, which is much faster than the average for all occupations, and will add about 56,100 jobs. Growth is anticipated as businesses and government agencies continue to emphasize the use of big data, which math occupations analyze. Math occupations had a median annual wage of $93,170 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.
Why Choose Ottawa?
Ottawa University offers fully online courses for our Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics program. We make it easy for you to transfer credits in order to help keep tuition costs down. We also conveniently offer courses in accelerated 8-week terms so you can earn your degree in no time. When you study online with Ottawa University, your campus is wherever you need it to be! No matter where you want to study, you will benefit from the career opportunities afforded with an online degree from Ottawa University.
For more information on our online Math degree program, contact us today!
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