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Mathematics, BS, BA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Logan, OH, United States
USU’s undergraduate degree in mathematics is a versatile program where students have a large variety of options as they study different areas in mathematics. The department is a close-knit unit where students receive individual attention from faculty mentors and the opportunity to pursue undergraduate research.
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Students receive a BS by completing all required courses in the major. To receive a BA, students must also gain proficiency in one or more foreign languages.Students can complete the mathematics degree without an emphasis where they will gain a solid education in mathematics areas, including algebraic structures, analysis/advanced calculus, complex variables, partial differential equations, and more. This degree path is a broad choice where students have many elective options, and it also serves as solid preparation for graduate school, both in mathematics and statistics, but also in engineering and medical school.Students can also do an applied mathematics option, which is not an official emphasis, where students take courses in computer science and physics to learn how to use mathematics in applied settings solving real problems. This option makes students more marketable for careers once they graduate.

  • Computational Mathematics: This emphasis deals with solving mathematical problems with computers and covers a wide range of coursework in computational mathematics and computer science. Students in this emphasis typically pursue careers as mathematicians for various companies that use computers.
  • Actuarial Science: An actuary is a business professional who uses mathematical skills to define, analyze, and solve financial and social problems. USU is one of the only universities where students can complete the full undergraduate program in actuarial science required for job placement as an actuary. USU graduates in actuarial science require no further education in graduate school and receive 100% job placement in a career that is consistently rated as one of the top two careers in terms of job satisfaction, opportunities for advancement, and pay. This emphasis is also available through the statistics degree, but it is essentially the same.

With a degree in mathematics, students can work as mathematicians or analysts in the following areas:

  •     Aerospace and transportation equipment manufacturers
  •     Chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturers
  •     Communications service providers
  •     Computer service and software firms
  •     Electronics and computer manufacturers
  •     Energy systems firms
  •     Engineering research organizations
  •     Financial service and investment management firms
  •     Pharmaceutical research and development

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Calculus
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Foundations of Analysis
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Introduction to Algebraic Structures
  • Introduction to Analysis
  • Complex Variables
  • Introduction to Modern Algebra
  • Theory of Linear Algebra
  • Introduction to Probability

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Freshmen: New freshmen admitted to USU in good standing qualify for admission to this major.Transfer students: Transfer students from other institutions and students transferring from other USU majors need a 2.2 total GPA to be accepted into the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21606 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10803 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20422 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10211 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3171 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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