General Education Requirements: 37-41 hoursFull Program Requirements
Required Courses: 30 hours
Required Course Category Selective: 9-10 hours
Mathematics Selectives: 15-17 hours
Electives: 18-26 hours
Total: 120 hours
Why Study Mathematics?
Problem-solvers and data
collectors are needed in nearly every industry—especially the rapidly advancing
fields of modern-day. Governors State’s Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics equips students with the ability to think
independently, creatively, and critically through a curriculum balanced between
theoretical and applied study. Students can elect to pursue a concentration in
Actuarial Science to prepare for a career in risk analysis.
As a mathematics student,
you will gain a broad understanding of concepts in algebra, geometry, calculus,
physic, and statistics. At least one course in computer science is
required—though more may be elected—preparing you with technical skills needed
for many mathematical career paths.
Your Career Goals
With a degree in
mathematics, you may enter a wide range of positions such as in research and
development or statistical analysis in industries including healthcare,
business, technology, or the government. Employment for mathematicians is
expected to grow 30% over the next decade—much faster than the national average
(Bureau of Labor Statistics).
in Actuarial Science
If you intend to pursue a career as an actuary—a risk
analyst—you can choose the Actuarial Science concentration within the B.A. in
Mathematics degree. Actuaries are often employed by insurance companies,
investment firms, and other industries affected by risk.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates a 22% growth in
employment of actuaries over the next decade.