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Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Online Degree  | Undergraduate Degree Program

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Online Degree


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
  • Probability
  • 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!

See Also:

Master of Arts in Accounting

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics

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Mathematics Major Courses

Discrete Mathematics | 
Discrete Mathematics is an introductory course into mathematical structures that are primarily discrete as opposed to continuous. Such topics to be covered include logic, relations, basic set theory, graph theory, languages, and finite state machines.

Calculus I | 
Studies basic notions of a derivative and integral with basic techniques and applications to elementary functions. Emphasis on intuitive understanding and theorem application. Includes computer laboratory component.

Calculus II | 
Study of integration techniques of infinite series and applications of derivatives and integrals to a wide variety of geometric, physical and behavioral problems. Includes computer laboratory component.

Linear Algebra | 
Introduces algebra and geometry of vectors, matrices and linear transformations. Designed for all students using simultaneous equations and matrices. Also introduces reading and writing rigorous mathematical proofs.

Transition to Higher Mathematics | 
Emphasizes the enhancement of the student’s ability to write and comprehend mathematical proof. The course takes a rigorous look at standard methods of proof and their validity.

Calculus III | 
Extension of study of differentiation and integration to vector function and functions of several variables.
Emphasis on intuitive understanding of concepts and on applications. Includes computer laboratory

Probability | 
Axioms and theorems of elementary probability, random variables, probability distributions, expectation, mean, variance, moment generating functions of probability distributions, multivariate distributions, and the central limit theorem. Designed to prepare student to take actuarial exam in probability and statistics. Intended for mathematics majors.

Inferential Statistics | 
Mathematical Statistics II is the second half of a solid undergraduate treatment of statistical theory. Emphasis is placed on inferential statistics. Topics to be covered include survey sampling, descriptive statistics, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing, two-sample issues, analysis of variance, and analysis of categorical data.

Differential Equations | 
Topics include various techniques for finding solutions of differential equations in one variable, general characteristics of solutions of first and second-order equations, boundary value problems, series solution techniques, and systems of linear equations. Studies historical development of the subject and applications to problems in sciences.

Abstract Algebra | 
Study of elementary number theory, groups, rings, and fields. Includes induction, fundamental theorem of arithmetic, congruence relations, isomorphism theorems, and quotient structures. Culminates with survey of Galois Theory. 

Introduction to Real Analysis | 
Study of real number system and its application to limit concept. Includes proofs of basic theorems on derivatives, integrals and continuity. Emphasis on rigor.

Integrative Seminar in Mathematics | 
Capstone course that guides student in development of an integrative project that demonstrates achievement of learning outcomes in the mathematics major.


Introduces numerical techniques and algorithms fundamental to scientific computer work including discussion of error, roots of equations, interpolation, systems of equations, numerical integration and methods of solution of ordinary differential equations.  Prerequisite: MAT 21144 Calculus II.


Introduces the student of mathematics to university instruction of an advanced undergraduate mathematics course. The course offered will be chosen from the following and determined by mutual consent of instructor and students with interest at point of offering. Students in the online program take Complex Analysis.  Prerequisite: A "C" or better in MAT 30243 Transition to Higher Mathematics.

Topic Choices:

  • Complex Analysis

  • Partial Differential Equations

  • Topology

  • Algebraic Number Theory

  • Differential Geometry

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