The majority of these math programs involve the teaching of the subject at the middle and high school levels. All of the schools are accredited as you will see the respective accrediting agency for each. Accreditation is a voluntary activity initiated by the institution that requires a rigorous self-evaluation and an independent, objective appraisal of the overall educational quality by peers. Equally important is that it emphasizes quality assurance and a commitment to continuous quality enhancement.

The ranking criteria are based on the retention and graduation rate, as well as the tuition. The percentages for these three are 50, 30, and 20 respectively. The primary source of the data is CollegeNavigator and the National Center for Education Statistics. The graduation rate is the percentage of students who complete their degree within 150% of “normal time” (4 years). The retention rate refers to the percentage of first-time students seeking an undergraduate degree who return for the following fall.

The rates do not distinguish between online versus resident students. However, we believe the data encompass all academic programs at these twenty college. Please refer to each college/university for current tuition and fees.

1. Washington University-St. Louis

Recognized worldwide for academic excellence, Washington University in St. Louis has offered outstanding continuing education courses through University College of Arts & Sciences as well as professional programs since 1908. University College was founded officially in 1931 and has been serving the St. Louis region ever since. University College gives adult students the opportunity to experience the excitement of attending and earning a degree or certificate from an excellent research institution. Their online courses are distinguished by small class sizes that actively engage you directly with faculty, and coursework can be accessed at any time. Blackboard is the online learning management system that Washington University in St. Louis uses for all programs.

One of their online programs is the 120-credit Bachelor of Science in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics. The former is recommended for those seeking careers in teaching, research, the sciences, or business and government. The traditional Mathematics major is particularly appropriate if you plan to teach or enter a professional school, or if you seek an interesting major within the liberal arts. The Applied Mathematics major is suggested if you plan a career in actuarial work, industrial mathematics, or statistics. All students must meet the General Education Requirements that consists of 36 units total with nine units in each area: Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences & Mathematics, and Languages & Art. To receive the Bachelor of Science degree, you must maintain a 2.0 GPA in all courses taken and receive a grade of C- or better in all courses applied to your major.

Graduation: 94%
Retention: 96%

Accrediting Agency: The Higher Learning Commission

2. Indiana University

IU Online offers a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics as a degree completion program. Students must complete 45 credit hours in mathematics, meaning the B.S. degree places emphasis on math courses. As opposed to their Bachelor of Arts in natural sciences and mathematics, that places less attention on mathematics. The common core of the Science degree is comprised of 27 credit hours in calculus, linear algebra, modern algebra, real analysis, and mathematical modeling. The remaining courses are largely electives within mathematics. If you plan a career in actuarial sciences, you may choose some finance and economics courses to meet these requirements. They recommend this plan of study for all students who want to pursue actuarial sciences or graduate studies in mathematics.

As stated, this degree completion requires some college credits. Interested students in the IU program need to visit the Credit Transfer Service to determine which courses from the college you attended are eligible. The school’s course catalog has over 10,000 courses in it. Over time, each program and discipline on each of the campuses established the courses that best suited the programs. There may be courses that you are transferring that do not have a similar course in their system. However, you may still receive college credit subject to review by your academic advisor. In addition, IU’s policy dictates that no more than 64 semester credit hours earned from a two-year associate college may be applied to any Indiana University bachelor’s degree.

Graduation: 76%
Retention: 91%

Accrediting Agency: North Central Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

3. Indiana Wesleyan University

Indiana Wesleyan University is an evangelical Christian comprehensive university of The Wesleyan Church. Founded in 1920 as Marion College, it is committed to liberal arts and professional education. The school is the largest member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, the largest private college in Indiana, based on enrollment, and is one of the largest employers in Grant County. They have received national attention for their innovative adult education program, which began in 1985. Over 10,000 adult learners attend classes at education centers in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, and online.

IWU offers a 120-credits Bachelor of Science in General Studies, of which one of the thirteen concentrations is mathematics. Included within the total credit hours, 30 credit hours in General Studies are as follows:

  • 3 credit hours in Biblical Studies
  • 3 credit hours in Biblical Studies or Philosophy or Religion
  • 6 credit hours in English Written Communication
  • 3 credit hours in English Oral Communication
  • 6 credit hours in Social or Behavioral Science
  • 3 credit hours in Mathematics
  • 3 credit hours in Natural Science
  • 3 credit hours in Arts and Humanities

There is a requirement of 20 credit hours in your selected concentration. The degree can be completed in as few as 18 months online.

Graduation: 65%
Retention: 82%
Accrediting Agency: The Higher Learning Commission

4. Texas Tech University

Texas Tech’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.). This degree is comprised of three main components: the core curriculum, the Arts & Sciences general education requirements, and the three areas of study. Students must complete a minimum of 120 hours of degree-applicable coursework to fulfill graduation requirements. Of the total 120 hours, you must take a minimum of 40 hours of coursework at the junior/senior level. The core curriculum is designed to expose all Texas Tech students to areas of study that are traditionally regarded as basic to the intellectual development of a broadly educated person. These areas of study include the following: life and physical sciences; social and behavioral sciences; mathematics; language, philosophy, and culture; creative arts; the United States and Texas history and government; and the tools of communication and thought.

This interdisciplinary degree consists of coursework taken in three areas of study selected from established minors recognized in the Texas Tech Catalog. Two of the three areas of study must be within The College of Arts & Sciences. Each of the three areas of study must include at least 18 hours of coursework. A minimum of nine hours in each area of study must be taken at Texas Tech University, six of which need to be at the junior/senior level. A total of 24 junior/senior hours are required between the three areas of study. Please visit the following link to the current list.

Graduation: 60%
Retention: 84%
Accrediting Agency: The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission

5. Midway University

At the bachelor degree level, Midway offers three Math Education programs for individuals who aspire to earn their certification to teach Middle School or High School. The third option is the Education Studies Math program for students who do not need teacher certification because they do not intend to teach in the United States. Additionally, those whose career goal is to hold a paraprofessional position in a school, or who intend to go directly into a Master of Teaching (MAT) program may prefer this study plan.

The Middle School choice prepares graduates to teach math in grades 5-9. Upon graduation, you will meet the middle school teaching requirements for certification in Kentucky. Students wishing to seek certification in other states should contact that state’s teacher certification granting agency for information on specific requirements. The secondary education degree earns graduates the knowledge to be a math teacher for grades 8-12.

The core curriculum develops your general knowledge in the areas of critical thinking, literacy, mathematics, natural sciences, art and humanities, and the social sciences. Whereas the elective coursework explores the arts of language and literature in depth.

Midway University, formerly the Kentucky Female Orphan School, was the dream of Dr. Lewis Letig Pinkerton, a young physician, and minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). On May 12, 2016, the Midway University Board of Trustees voted to become fully coeducational in all of its undergraduate programs by fall 2016.

Graduation: 65%
Retention: 80%
Accrediting Agency: The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

6. University of Illinois-Springfield

In 1960, a group of central Illinois citizens formed the Springfield Committee for Higher Education. Legislation signed in 1969 created Sangamon State University (SSU). SSU considers 1970 as the founding year because this was when the first classes occurred. The school was acquired by the University of Illinois in 1995 and became known as the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS).

The Mathematical Sciences program is designed to meet the ever-increasing demands for diverse quantitative skills and prepare students for careers using mathematics, operations research, and statistics. This education is extremely valuable for careers in any of the following: Teaching,  Research, Industry/Engineering, Insurance, and Management. This Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics may be entered as a transfer student with as many as two years of college courses. Hence, this becomes a two-year degree completion that requires 61 semester hours of which there are 8 core courses or 32 semester hours.  Some have much more than two years coming in, and their extra upper division hours will apply to those 18 hours of general electives; completion of the B.A. for them may only involve 42 hours. Other students may still need to be working on calculus and/or general education courses such as Composition and Humanities.

Graduation: 50%
Retention: 73%
Accrediting Agency: The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

7. Mercy College

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1950, Mercy College became a four-year college offering programs leading to the baccalaureate degree in 1961. The Middle States Association’s Commission on Higher Education in 1968 accredited the College. Currently, it is one of the regional leaders in the preparation of health care professions as well as a leading provider of teacher education preparation for the New York City Schools and the surrounding communities.

Mercy offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in more than 90 programs (including 40 programs online), a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, and certificate programs. One of the undergraduate degrees in a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics that emphasizes applied math and computer language. With technology well integrated into the curriculum, you will develop the necessary skills and knowledge, graduate school and further education, and lifelong learning. You will also become a better communicator, making this degree perfect if you want to become a teacher. This 120-credit degree consists of 60 credits of General Education, 15 of Mathematics, and 15 credits of Electives. The program allows up to 75 credits from a two-year institution and up to 90 from a four-year program. Graduate in this Mathematics major degree will be prepared to seek employment in applied mathematics, accounting, operations research, actuarial science, game programming, teaching mathematics, statistics, and engineering.

Graduation: 39%
Retention: 72%
Accrediting Agency: The Middle States Commission on Higher Education

8. American Public University

American Military University was founded in 1991 by retired Marine Corps officer James P. Etter for the purpose of providing distance education for the mobile military population. In 2002, AMU was reorganized into the American Public University System (APUS), and American Public University (APU) was founded to provide the same quality, affordable, and flexible education to a broader audience of motivated working adults. In 2016, they were recognized by US News & World Report as one of the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. Though they are the #1 provider of advanced education to the military, the school is not limited to military applicants.

One of their 200+ degrees and certificates is the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics for those who want to pursue a career in computer programming, finance, education, logistics, management, engineering, space studies, and more.

Graduates of this 122 credit program (maximum 91 transfer credits) are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Apply calculus, statistics, and analytical methods to investigate and solve problems.
  • Use critical thinking skills in assessing and evaluating problems.
  • Formulate mathematical models.
  • Apply mathematical models to solve problems or provide insights into complex issues.
  • Implement qualitative and quantitative methods from the mathematical domains.
  • Synthesize mathematical knowledge to solve problems in science and technology.

An alluring aspect of this program is that many classes commence monthly allowing the full-time student to complete the degree in four years.

Graduation: 36%
Retention: 76%
Accrediting Agency:  The Higher Learning Commission

9. UMass Online

Offered by UMass Lowell’s Department of Mathematical Sciences through the Division of Online and Continuing Education, this part-time 126 credits-program features a robust program of study designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the science of mathematics including calculus, physics, discrete structures, applied statistics, propositional logic, methods of proof, relations and functions, applications to computer science and more. First-year students should not take more than 1 or 2 courses their first semester. Subsequent course loads are determined by the student’s own personal time constraints. Courses are conveniently scheduled on campus in the evenings, and some of the electives are available online, to meet the needs of busy adults. Please note, that while some of the courses required for this degree may be completed online, this program is not available entirely online. Face-to-face courses are required.

UMass has built a solid reputation on their online programs, particularly as recognized by US News & World Report. This publication has awarded the school in their Best category for Online Bachelor Programs, Online MBA, Online Education Programs, and Online Grad Business, all in 2017. Plus, all courses are taught by full-time faculty who are experts in their fields, and by adjunct faculty who, as practicing professionals, bring real-world experience to the online class discussions.

Graduation: 28%
Retention: 84%
Accrediting Agency: The New England Association of Schools and Colleges

10. Grand Canyon University

The Southern Baptist Church named and founded Grand Canyon College in 1949. Two years later, the college relocated to Phoenix where GCU began to build a strong reputation as a premier, private Christian university. Dwindling financial support led the university to transition out of non-profit status in 2004 and implement new business practices to turn around operations.  Now thriving financially and academically, they offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in more than 160 programs.

GCU offers the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics for Secondary Education degree program to provide future middle and high school educators with the mathematics knowledge and hands-on training needed to be successful math teachers in tomorrow’s diverse and rapidly changing classrooms. The BS in mathematics for secondary education program is available as part of a joint venture between the school’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences and College of Education. When you graduate from their 120 credits program, you will acquire the basic skills and tools necessary to earn the secondary education certificate in math. You will also qualify for a middle grades endorsement, which will allow you to teach middle school and high school students.

Graduation: 43%
Retention: 66%
Accrediting Agency: The Higher Learning Commission

11. Chadron State College

Founded in 1911 in Chadron, Nebraska, the college is nestled in Dawes County, which is open to the public for hiking, biking, hunting, fishing and other recreational activities. The curriculum has grown to offer programs and courses in 52 majors and endorsements and eight master’s degree programs. The six bachelor’s degree programs attracting the most students are business administration, education, psychology, biology-health sciences, rangeland management, and justice studies. The Higher Learning Commission accredits the school.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a subject major in Mathematics and Mathematics Education and minors in Mathematics, Applied Statistics and Mathematics Education (K-8). The Mathematics Education option satisfies the requirements for a Field Endorsement in 7-12 Mathematics. A student must complete the core requirements and an option, in addition to general studies requirements, and a major or minor in another area. Mathematics Education students must complete Professional Education requirements in place of a major or minor in another area. The entire mathematics program (major, endorsement and minors) is available online as well as in the classroom.

You must complete the 36 hours in the major subjects program in addition to Essential Studies and graduation literacy requirements. Four of these hours are electives. The second offering is the B.S. in Education with a Field Endorsement in Mathematics. This study plan of 38 major credits is aimed at students who want to pursue a career teaching Grades 7-12. The third option is under the lengthy title of Bachelor of Science in Education with a Middle Grades Content Area of Specialization in Mathematics (28 credits in the major).

Graduation: 43%
Retention: 64%
Accrediting Agency: The Higher Learning Commission

12. Southern New Hampshire University

SNHU offers a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics online where you will develop an advanced ability in mathematical methods, reasoning, and problem-solving in three main areas: analysis, algebra, and statistics. A short list of what you will gain in this degree program are:

  • How to solve real-world problems involving calculus, including integration, variables, trigonometric functions and differential equations.
  • How to apply linear algebra and matrices topics in order to model applied mathematics problems in business, science, computer science and economics.
  • Gain an understanding of mathematical topics related to the design, programming, and application of computers: propositional logic, number systems, algorithms and pseudocode, encryption and other topics.

In addition to completing your core requirements, you’ will complete 11 math courses as you work toward your math degree online, including two math electives based on your particular areas of interest. The General Education curriculum is viewed from the perspective of humanistic, historical, social, and natural scientific (empirical) lenses to demonstrate a mastery of core skills. There are ten courses in the Major part of the curriculum all of which are math subjects except for World Geography. Students must also choose either Technical Writing or Nonfiction Writing Workshop. The third part of the degree is called The Heart of Mathematics from which students choose 3 math courses. Topics in the aforementioned may include patterns in nature, infinity, topology, geometry, networking, fractals, and chaos theory, among others.

Graduation: 58%
Retention: 53%
Accrediting Agency: The New England Association of Schools and Colleges

13. Western Governors University

WGU’s Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics is strictly for those who aspire to teach middle or high school. Their Teachers College offers a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) degree for students with a considerable math background who want to pursue teaching. This online degree program requires the completion of coursework to ensure you have the essential skills and knowledge you need to become a licensed teacher, as well as practice teaching in an actual classroom and the completion of a professional portfolio. The study plan affords the Middle School teaching level (grades 5-9), or the High School level (grades 5-12). Another feature of this program is the Demonstration Teaching component that lasts a minimum of 12-20 weeks. During these sessions,  you will be hosted by an experienced teacher.

This school is a competency-based online university, meaning progress through your degree program is determined by demonstrating your competence through carefully designed assessments and completion of a professional portfolio, capstone, or both. The university assigns competency units to each of its courses. For example, the course Finite Mathematics is 4 competency units. A competency unit is equivalent to a semester credit hour of learning. During a typical six month term, students will be expected to complete at least 12 to 13 competency units. Grades are assigned on a Pass/Not Pass basis; a “Pass” at WGU is equivalent to a letter grade of “B” or better.

Graduation: 26%
Retention: 74%
Accrediting Agency:  The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

14. Indiana University East

This school offers a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics online offers students a variety of career choices. Electives within the major allow students to choose an area of specialization, such as financial mathematics or pure mathematics. Appealing is the fact that students who have their general education courses have completed the program in two years or less. One of the strengths of our new program is its flexibility and the high earning potential for graduates. Students who have earned 60 or more credits from another institution may complete this degree in two years or less and never set foot on campus. The degree requires 45 credit hours in mathematics, in addition to the common core consisting of 27 credit hours in Calculus, Linear Algebra, Modern Algebra, Real Analysis, and Mathematical Modeling. The remaining classes are largely electives within Mathematics, which are chosen after discussion with your advisor. Students who plan a career in actuarial sciences may choose some finance and economics courses to meet these requirements.

IU East also offers a Bachelor of Arts in Natural Science and Mathematics with a Math concentration. This degree requires 30 credit hours in Mathematics, as well as two semesters of a foreign language. The common core of this program consists of courses in Calculus, Proof Techniques, and the History of Mathematics. As with the B.S. in Mathematics, students are able to graduate within two years once the General Education courses are completed.

Graduation: 33%
Retention: 67%
Accrediting  Agency: The Higher Learning Commission

15. Ottawa University

Founded in 1865, Ottawa University has a rich history and heritage. Throughout its 150 years, the University has endeavored to educate its students, many from underserved student populations, for lifetimes of enlightened faith, exemplary service, and inspired leadership. This tradition began with the Ottawa Indian tribe. Today, more than 22,000 OU graduates, including 5,000 in the Pacific Rim, have made and continue to make valuable contributions to their communities, corporations, and churches. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The university has three campuses in Arizona, one in Indiana, Kansas, and Wisconsin, plus their online learning. Their online degree programs provide a caring, supportive community to all our students. In fact, their students like Ottawa’s online learning so much that the Online Education Database ranks them in the Top 100 “Best Online Universities”. Their School of Arts and Sciences offers ten online undergraduate degrees, one of which is a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics. As a student of this degree, you will develop strong skills in logic and critical thinking; gain a mastery of calculus, algebra, geometry, statistics and computer programming. Additionally, you will learn how mathematics is a critical tool for technological advancement and practical problem-solving in a complex natural and social world. The curriculum provides training in logic and critical thinking and helps students gain mastery of calculus, algebra, geometry, statistics, and computer programming. Graduates will be skilled in mathematical theory, computational techniques, algorithms, and the latest computer technology to solve economic, scientific, engineering, physics, and business problems.

Graduation: 31%
Retention: 51%
Accrediting Agency:  The Higher Learning Commission

16. Granite State College

Granite State offers an online Bachelor of Arts in Math Studies with teacher certification options. Individuals may complete this degree with teacher certification at the undergraduate level, or pursue it without certification as a pathway to Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification. The course highlights consist of Mathematical Proof, Number Systems, and Geometric Structures. Those opting for the certification route have these choices:

  • Elementary Education and General Special Education
  • General Special Education
  • Mathematics, Grades 5-8
  • Mathematics, Grades 5-8 and General Special Education: Includes Transfer Pathway Option
  • Mathematics, Grades 7-12

A Transfer Pathway will maximize the credits you already earned through your associate program at a regionally accredited college or university and position you to start your bachelor’s degree with your general education requirements waived. This important jumpstart will allow you to immerse yourself in your chosen major, saving you time and money as you progress towards your bachelor’s degree.

The school has been ranked by US News & World Report for their online bachelor’s degrees. GSC also attests that 84% of their students have transferred from other colleges/universities.

Graduation: 14%
Retention: 58%
Accrediting Agency: The New England Association of Schools and Colleges

17. Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit, fully accredited university with more than 50,000 graduates worldwide. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military-friendly and open access institutions, the University serves students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online. The Higher Learning Commission through the U.S. Department of Education accredits the University. The school has also received specialized accreditation for its Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Bellevue’s Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree program offers the foundational skills needed to enter industry or education and to meet the increasing demand for mathematicians in business, engineering, and science fields. The in-class and online 127-credits Mathematics degree includes calculus, applied statistics, programming, discrete mathematics, and linear and abstract algebra. In addition, the Math degree program emphasizes critical thinking, quantitative analysis, and problem-solving skills. Graduates will be able to apply mathematical principles to research, for both scientific studies and business analysis. You will develop mathematical and statistical models to analyze and interpret data, report conclusions drawn from your analyses, and then use data analysis to improve business decisions and solve real-world problems.

Graduation: 13%
Retention: 55%
Accrediting Agency: The Higher Learning Commission

18. Indian River State College

Indian River State College (IRSC) has earned a statewide and national reputation for excellence. For fifty years, this learning institution has concentrated on the success of each student, IRSC. Consequently, they have been honored as a Top Three Finalist with Distinction for the Aspen Prize for Excellence out of more than 1,000 colleges nationwide. Currently, they provide over 100 programs leading to Bachelor’s Degrees, Associate Degrees, Technical Certificates and Applied Technology Diplomas.

IRSC offers an online Bachelor of Science in Education with the choice of a Middle Grades or Secondary Math Specialization. The curriculum for the former consists of 59 credits and the latter is 60 credits. Both programs require students who have not taken two years of the same foreign language in high school to complete the second level of a foreign language at the college level. More importantly, admission requirements mandate the submission of a brief narrative that includes a request for admission to the program, factors influencing the applicant’s decision to teach, the applicant’s philosophy of education, and previous teaching or related experiences which demonstrate the applicant’s potential as an educator is required. Moreover, admissions require the written recommendations from three individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic work, personal character, and/or ability to work with children and/or youth are required.

Graduation: 39%
Retention: N/A
Accrediting Agency: The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission

19. Empire State College

Empire is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. They offer a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Science, Mathematics, and Technology. In this degree, students will explore the natural sciences (physics, chemistry, and biology), mathematics, computer science and a range of technological, applied-science and health-related fields. The coursework studies the fundamental laws and concepts of your chosen concentration and develops your knowledge of scientific methodology. Whether you are entering a new field or honing your skills in your current occupation, the skills learned will enhance your profession.

You may focus on a single area of concentration such as mathematics or create an interdisciplinary concentration. The latter will allow you to explore a particular area of interest, theme, theory, concern, profession, or topic from more than one perspective explored within the college’s 12 areas of study. Some of the more popular concentrations are biology, information technology or systems, computer science, mathematics, and physics. Concentrations in mathematics include a range of approaches and titles. Students seeking to think and invent in the language of mathematics as an endeavor for its own sake would most likely be working toward a concentration simply titled “mathematics”. Students interested in using mathematical reasoning in order to solve practical problems might consider building a concentration in “applied mathematics”. The applied mathematics concentration may focus on business-oriented applications of mathematical reasoning, the study of science and engineering-related problems.

Graduation: 22%
Retention: 44%
Accrediting Agency: The Middle States Commission on Higher Education

20. Thomas Edison State University

Chartered in 1972, Thomas Edison State University is one of New Jersey’s 11 senior public institutions of higher learning and one of the oldest schools in the country designed specifically for adults. The University offers associate, bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs in more than 100 areas of study as well as undergraduate, graduate, and professional certificates. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredits this learning institution.

TESU offers a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics online for students who want to demonstrate mastery of core competencies in algebra, analysis and applied mathematics. In addition, you will learn to develop and write mathematical proofs and solve problems using mathematical concepts. The curriculum consists of 60 credits of General Requirements, 33 in Mathematics (algebra, calculus, and statistics), and 27 hours of Electives for 120 credits. The category of Mathematics electives for 15 of the 27 hours offers a variety of courses, for example, complex variable, cryptography, graph theory, projective geometry, and topology. Topology is the mathematical study of the properties that are preserved through the deformation, twisting, and stretching of objects.

Thomas Edison State also has one of the most generous transfer credit policies. If you studied at a regionally accredited community college, you may transfer and apply up to 80 credits. Students who studied at a regionally accredited four-year institution may transfer and apply up to 117 credits.

Graduation: N/A
Retention: N/A
Accrediting Agency:  The Middle States Commission on Higher Education

This additional information from DegreeQuery may be helpful: Top 10 Paying Jobs That Involve Math; and What degree do I need to become a Mathematician? 

Since many of the above programs refer to teaching, these reports may also be of interest: Do I need to Have a Teaching Degree to Become a Teacher? and-What Advancement Opportunities are Available for Those With a Teaching Degree? 

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