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Get a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics Online

written by: Ashley Hansen•edited by: Heather Marie Kosur•updated: 6/28/2011

Getting a bachelor of math online is hard but satisfying work. Many schools offer this type of degree, allowing students the option to get their degree at their own pace. Furthermore, a degree in mathematics can lead to a successful career as a teacher, mathematician, actuary, or statistician.

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    Online versus On Campus

    Math Classes While getting an online degree isn't for everyone, there are many benefits. Students earning a bachelor of math online can stay at home while taking classes rather than paying the cost for transportation to and from campus. If you don't know if you'll be living in the same place for the next four years, an online college gives you the option of completing your degree from any location. It's also easier for busy students to work classes into their schedule when they attend classes online. For some students, it's easier to work alone especially if they find the classroom environment to be distracting. Before enrolling in an online program, make sure you ask yourself if you're willing to motivate yourself to learn much of the material on your own.

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    A Bachelor of Mathematics

    Completing a bachelor of math online takes hard work and dedication. This degree is best for those who already have a natural talent with numbers. Math majors take some of the hardest math classes available at an undergraduate university including calclulus, abstract algebra, and statistics. You may have taken a few of these courses in high school already, but the college courses will be much more advanced. If you're gifted with math, however, a bachelor of math online can be a great way to use your skills to lead to a successful career. Keep in mind that, at some schools, you'll also need to take classes like chemistry or physics since a math major is typically a bachelor of science degree.

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    Schools with Online Programs

    Here are some of your options when it comes to earning your bachelor of math online:

    Western Governors University: This online college based in Salt Lake City offers a bachelor's degree program in mathematics. This mathematics degree is focused on individuals who intend to become math teachers. In addition to their advanced math classes, students also take a considerable amount of education-based courses.

    The University of Illinois: U of I offers a bachelor of math online. Students can customize the program depending on whether they intend to pursue a career in a business or engineering field. Coursework includes operations research methods, advanced calculus, and linear algebra.

    Mercy College: Based in New York, Mercy College's bachelor's degree in mathematics is offered completely online. This degree program includes coursework on computer language and cmputer programming as well as general mathematics courses.

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    Career Opportunities

    A bachelor of math online can lead to a variety of rewarding careers. Check out some of the exciting jobs you can get with a degree in mathematics:

    • Applied MathematicianAbacus 
    • Theoretical Mathematician
    • Accountant
    • Operations Research
    • Engineer
    • Math Teacher
    • Actuary
    • Game Programmer
    • Computer Programmer
    • Statistician
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    Remember to consider whether you're prepared to complete a four-year degree online. While it can be a convenient option for those with a busy schedule and those who might change locations, it's still a serious investment of your time and money. However, if you do stick with it and complete your bachelor in math online, you'll be able to pursue a variety of interesting and lucrative careers in math-related fields.