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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Total Credit Hours
120

Cost Per Credit Hour
$250

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

LSU Alexandria

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
$250

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Earn a degree on your time.

Earning the online Bachelor of Science in Mathematics allows students to complete their coursework while balancing work, family, and other responsibilities.

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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.


Explore This Program

Cost

Total credit hours per program: 120 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $250

Total cost: $30,000

$20 one time only application fee and $50 per course Online Program fee

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

Actuarial Science

  • Probability | Credit hours: 3
  • Financial Mathematics or Investments | Credit hours: 3
  • Mathematical Statistics | Credit hours: 3
  • Financial Accounting | Credit hours: 3
  • Managerial Accounting | Credit hours: 3
  • Business Finance | Credit hours: 3
  • 6 additional credit hours that can be MATH at the 3000/4000 level or CSCI at the 2000 level or higher
  • ECON 2010 and ECON 2020 are required and taken as General Education Social Sciences

Computer Science

  • Computer Programming I | Credit hours: 3
  • Computer Programming II | Credit hours: 3
  • Discrete Structures or Abstract Algebra | Credit hours: 3
  • Numerical Analysis I | Credit hours: 3
  • 12 additional credit hours that can be MATH at the 3000/4000 level

Secondary Math Education

  • Geometry | Credit hours: 3
  • Abstract Algebra | Credit hours: 3
  • History of Mathematics | Credit hours: 3
  • Characteristics of Exceptional Students | Credit hours: 3
  • Secondary Methods I | Credit hours: 3
  • Classroom Management for Middle and Secondary School Teachers | Credit hours: 3
  • Meeting Diverse Needs in Today’s Classroom | Credit hours: 3
  • Secondary Methods II (Mathematics) | Credit hours: 3
  • Reading in the Content Area | Credit hours: 3
  • Student Teaching/Internship in Secondary Grades, 6-12 Credits: 3-9
  • PSYC 2060 and PSYC 2078 are required and taken as General Education Social Sciences
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 LSU 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, or 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.