Mathematics (Arizona State University)
The four-year BA or BS in mathematics program at Arizona State University can prepare students for a career in a variety of fields, including engineering, finance, healthcare and teaching. While a BA in mathematics provides a strong foundation in general mathematics, it also allows students the flexibility to pursue a diverse range of careers, such as business management or law. The BS in mathematics program is designed to help students pursue a career in more advanced mathematical fields, such as numerical analysis, cryptography and bioinformatics. Both the BA and BS programs require 120 credit hours.
Students may also pursue a two-year MS in mathematics, requiring 30 credit hours, or a five-year Ph.D. in mathematics, which requires 84 credit hours. The problem-solving skills gained through an advanced degree in mathematics are highly desirable. A higher degree in mathematics may lead to a career in space studies, government or teaching mathematics at the community college level or higher. Coursework is heavily focused on advanced mathematics, including real analysis, combinatorics, geometry and abstract algebra.
ASU's academic programs are spread across campuses in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area; however, unlike most multi-campus institutions, the campuses of ASU are all individually different- each has its own distinct function to fulfill in line with the university's mission.Read more About this school