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Online Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

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Total Credit Hours
120

Cost Per Credit Hour
$291

Develop Analytical Skills that Will Lead to a Myriad of Opportunities.

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The online Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree at LSUA gives students the knowledge and skills that can lead to employment as an actuary, statistician, financial analyst, data scientist, cryptographer, computer programmer, high school teacher, or other occupation requiring substantial analytical skills. Graduates are in an excellent position to continue on to graduate or professional school and become an engineer, medical doctor, lawyer, or university professor. Dedicated and diverse faculty prepare students for these rewarding careers. With online mathematics college classes, students can pursue their educational goals in a flexible format, enabling them to balance work, family and other responsibilities.

Join the family of LSU campuses, offering nationally-ranked programs from campuses in Alexandria, Eunice and Shreveport, as well as the state flagship institution in Baton Rouge.

Total Credit Hours
120

Cost Per Credit Hour
$291

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Earn a degree on your time

LSUA's online programs provide you the opportunity to synchronously interact with instructors (in real-time) via video conferencing and other technologies in a flexible format that fits your busy schedule. These sessions also allow engagement with course content and build a community among our online students.

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Master the fundamentals

The core of the online bachelor of mathematics degree is a 27-hour foundational curriculum consisting of Calculus I-III, Fundamentals of Mathematics, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra, and a Computer Science course.

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Meet your specific needs

The curriculum is both comprehensive and flexible, allowing students – through use of ample elective hours - to pursue other interests, whether they be in the humanities or in more technical fields such as computer science, economics, accounting, and/or finance.

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Continuous support

When you join LSUA Online, you join a family that makes sure that your needs are met. You will have a dedicated Learner Concierge assigned to you from your application process all the way through to your graduation to support you in any way as a student. We help you along the way so that you can focus on performance in your classes.

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Cost

The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. For the BS in Mathematics program, you are able to transfer up to 75% of previous credits.

Total credit hours per program: 120 credit hours

Cost per credit hour (with fees): $291

Total cost with fees, and the maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $8,730

Total cost with fees, no transfer credits and no financial aid: $34,920

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for final program cost.

Course Listings

Major Requirements

  • Calculus III | Credit hours: 4
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics | Credit hours: 3
  • Elementary Differential Equations | Credit hours: 3
  • Linear Algebra | Credit hours: 3
  • Introduction to Computer Programming or Computer Programming | Credit hours: 3
  • Additional Courses | Credit hours: 24-36

Electives

  • English Elective (2000 or above) | Credit hours: 3
  • Free Electives | Credit hours: 24-36

Areas of Concentration

Mathematics

  • Advanced Calculus I | Credit hours: 3
  • Abstract Algebra | Credit hours: 3
  • 15 additional credit hours of 3000/4000 level MATH courses
  • 3 more credit hours that can be MATH at the 3000/4000 level or CSCI at the 2000 level or higher
Admission Requirements

For university acceptance, first-time freshman must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete high school Core curriculum for college readiness in place at time of high school graduation
  • Not be required to take more than one developmental course
  • Have a high school grade point average of at least 2.0
  • Meet one of the following:
    • Have an ACT composite of 20 or higher
    • Have a high school Core grade point average of at least 2.0

 

Transfer students to LSUA must meet one of the following sets of criteria:

  • Have earned a transferable associate degree or higher
  • Have earned at least 18 hours of college-level credit, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0
  • Have earned from a community college at least 12 hours of college-level credit, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0.
  • If the above are not met, meet freshman admission requirements and be in good standing with their previous institution
Why choose LSUA?

As an integral part of the LSU System, LSUA students receive a high-quality education led by qualified and dedicated faculty and staff. LSUA offers unique degree programs in smaller, more personalized classroom environments both on campus and online. Tuition rates at LSUA are among the most competitive in the state for this high standard of education, leaving a large portion of their students to graduate debt free.  Students who attend LSUA are set up by attentive advisors to achieve the greatest success in their academic career.  


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