Southern New Hampshire University

BA in Mathematics

Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics program offers students the opportunity to develop advanced skills in mathematical methods, problem-solving methods, and statistics. Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics program should have a genuine interest in mathematics and working with numbers. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

In addition to general studies and liberal arts coursework, the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics program at Southern New Hampshire University offers advanced coursework in calculus, functions and relations, logic, set theory, number theory, problem solving and proving, and regression analysis. With an emphasis on the applications of math and statistics in business, economics, physical sciences, and the social sciences, the program gives students the opportunity to study abstract algebra, applied linear algebra, and matrix algebra. Additional topics include error-correcting coding, linear codes, cyclic codes, Reed-Muller codes, and discrete math and its relationship to computer designing and programming, including propositional logic, encryption, matrix manipulation, finite state automata, and graph theory.

Learning Format:


Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of loans, scholarships and grants. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid office to learn more about your financial aid options.

Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics:

Mathematics Major Courses

  • MAT 211: Calculus I
  • MAT 229: Mathematical Proof and Problem Solving
  • MAT 230: Discrete Mathematics
  • MAT 300: Regression Analysis
  • MAT 315: Abstract Algebra
  • MAT 350: Applied Linear Algebra
  • MAT 370: Basic Real Analysis
  • MAT 380: Error-correcting Codes
  • Select two of the following:
    • MAT 361: Geometry for Teachers
    • MAT 440: Math Education Research and Practice
    • MAT 450: History of Math and Math Education
    • QSO 320: Introduction to Management Science

B.A./B.S. Core Skills Courses

  • ENG 120: College Composition I
  • ENG 121: College Composition II
  • MAT 130: Applied Finite Math
  • MAT ELE: Mathematics Elective
  • COM 212: Public Speaking
  • IT 100: Introduction to Information Technology
  • SNHU 101: First Year Seminar/Foundations in Critical Thinking

B.A./B.S. Core Knowledge Courses

  • Choose one of the following:
    • FAS 201: Introduction to Humanities I
    • FAS 202: Introduction to Humanities II
    • FAS 223: Appreciation and History of Music
    • FAS 340: Modern Art
    • FAS 370: American Art
  • Choose one of the following:
    • HIS 109: Western Civilization I
    • HIS 110: Western Civilization II
    • HIS 113: United States History I
    • HIS 114: United States History II
  • Choose one of the following:
    • PHL 210: Introduction to Western Philosophy
    • PHL 212: Introduction to Ethics
    • PHL 214: Logic, Language, and Argumentation
    • PHL 230: Religions of the World
  • Choose one 200-level Literature Elective
  • Choose one Science Elective (not SCI 215)
  • Choose four other electives:
    • Social and Behavioral Science Elective (ATH, ECO, POL, PSY, SOC, SSC)
    • No more than two of these four in the same discipline

Liberal Arts Core Courses

  • FAS 201: Intro to the Humanities I: Greece Through the Renaissance
  • FAS 202: Intro to the Humanities II: Baroque Through Modern
  • LIT ELE: Literature Elective (200 Level)
  • HIS ELE: History Elective (200 Level)
  • Choose One:
    • ATH, GEO, GST, POL, PSY, SCS, or SOC Elective
  • Choose One:
    • MAT ELE: Math Elective
    • SCI ELE: Science Elective

Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics program can prepare for more challenging and complex roles in the workplace by pursuing a master's degree. Earning a master's degree gives students the opportunity to develop advanced mathematics and problem-solving skills, as well as focus their education according to their professional goals. Master's degree programs graduates may wish to pursue could include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Arts in Mathematics
  • Master of Science in Applied Mathematics
  • Master of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Master of Education in Mathematics Education

Career Paths:

The analytical, critical-thinking, and quantitative skills offered in the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics program can help students prepare for employment opportunities in a wide range of sectors, including business, financial services, insurance, education, and government. Graduates of the program could seek positions such as:

  • Statistician
  • Actuary
  • Data Analyst
  • High School/Middle School Teacher
  • Mathematician