Mathematics

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree explores advanced mathematical theory and analytical methods, while sharpening the student’s critical-thinking skills for solving complex science and technology problems. You will study advanced models for real-world data modeling projects and be taught how to analyze and effectively communicate mathematical theory. Our online math degree is designed for working professionals seeking to excel in multiple areas including computer programming, finance, education, logistics, management, engineering, space studies, and more. This flexible degree is also ideal in preparing you for post-graduate education or the rigors of teaching.

Program Courses

The curriculum for this online program is reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:

  • Research techniques to solve business problems
  • Technical writing and workplace communication
  • Analytic geometry, discrete mathematics, and linear algebra
  • Calculus for math, engineering, computer science, and economics
  • Data analysis and presentation for social and physical science
  • Differential equations for technology, engineering, and business
  • Statistical methods and models
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Probability theory concepts and applications

Note: Some courses in this degree program have specific math prerequisite requirements. Please review the course catalog for prerequisite details.

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Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Apply calculus, statistics, and analytical methods to investigate and solve problems.
  • Use critical thinking skills in assessing and evaluating problems.
  • Formulate mathematical models.
  • Apply mathematical models to solve problems or provide insights into complex issues.
  • Implement qualitative and quantitative methods from the mathematical domains.
  • Synthesize mathematical knowledge to solve problems in science and technology.
  • Communicate mathematics verbally and in writing.

Degree at a Glance

Concentrations

Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion. You will be asked to select a concentration when you enroll in this program.

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Applied Mathematics

Offers an overview of how to investigate and solve problems through advanced mathematical theory and analysis. Explores qualitative and quantitative methods of mathematical knowledge. Looks at communicating the theories, methods, and results of advanced analyses verbally or in writing.

Sample Courses

  • MATH412 - Graph Theory
  • MATH470 - Measurement Theory
  • MATH419 - Set Theory
  • MATH305 - Real Analysis
  • MATH418 - Topology
  • MATH460 - Principles of Applied Mathematics
  • MATH360 - Mathematics History and Development
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Operations Research

Examines how advanced analysis and operations research is used in the investigation and solution of scientific and technological problems. Covers why critical thinking, problem assessment and evaluation, and the formulation of operational models is essential for solving problems or gaining insights. Teaches how to communicate operations research.

Sample Courses

  • MATH330 - Linear Optimization
  • MATH375 - Inventory Models and Systems
  • MATH340 - Multivariate Statistics
  • MATH420 - Game Theory and Decision Models
  • MATH360 - Mathematics History and Development
  • MATH410 - Design of Experiments
  • MATH415 - Operational Simulation
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Statistics

Explores the relationship of advanced statistics, analysis, and critical thinking to assessing, investigating, and solving problems in science and technology. Teaches how to formulate and implement mathematical and statistical models for either problem solving or providing insights into complicated issues. Examines the use of qualitative and quantitative mathematics, synthesis of mathematical knowledge, and communication of statistical analyses.

Sample Courses

  • MATH325 - Linear Regression I
  • MATH335 - Non Parametric Statistics
  • MATH340 - Multivariate Statistics
  • MATH360 - Mathematics History and Development
  • MATH410 - Design of Experiments
  • MATH431 - Linear Regression II
  • MATH440 - Stochastic Processes

Admission Requirements

  • All undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • New undergraduate students may be asked to complete our College Readiness Assessment (ADMN100). If you have successfully completed 9 or more hours of college credit, you may reach out to your admission representative to inquire about waiving this requirement.
  • If you have previous college experience, you will be asked to submit your transcripts from previous schools where you earned academic credit.
  • There is no fee to complete our admission application. View steps to apply.

Need help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an admission representative at 877-777-9081 or info@apus.edu.


Undergraduate Tuition Rates  

Military-Affiliated Students* = $250/credit hour

All Other Students = $270/credit hour

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*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, we offer a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans that caps undergraduate tuition at the military TA limit. See all military-affiliated student benefits.

Paying for School

Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:

Ways to Save

Undergraduate Book Grant

Ebooks are provided at no cost if you are enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $250 per academic semester if you are registered as a full-time student.

Transfer Credits

Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.  

Employer Contributions

The university has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.