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Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics

Count on Success: Pursue Rewarding Careers With a Math Degree

Develop a strong mathematical background, including advanced training in mathematical and statistical methods, reasoning and problem solving.

Bridgewater State University’s Department of Mathematics offers a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, undergraduate degrees in pure mathematics and statistics, two unique minors that will help you build a foundation of flexible analytical skills, and an interdisciplinary minor in actuarial science. Our majors and minors are recognized among the best math undergraduate programs because they’re affordable, held in state-of-the-art facilities and feature a diverse group of dedicated and supportive faculty instructors, advisers and mentors.

No matter which of our mathematics programs you choose, you will gain the tools and techniques necessary to launch education or industry-related jobs in mathematics.

Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Program Highlights

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Hands-on experiences that help you get jobs in mathematics

Whether you’re looking to pursue a career in education, statistics or become an actuary, BSU students gain hands-on experience through internships, research projects, study abroad programs and other student groups. You’ll be well prepared for a wide range of careers with a math degree from BSU.
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Faculty with diverse mathematics backgrounds

Our professors are renowned scholars and teachers with expertise that spans the discipline — from pure and applied mathematics, to statistics and math education. While our faculty focus is on teaching and student research, they also speak at conferences and publish in well-known journals. 
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Get a cutting-edge education in top-notch facilities

When you’re researching best math undergraduate programs, consider that, at BSU, you’ll be learning in our beautiful Dana Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center. This state-of-the-art facility aggregates the STEM disciplines under one roof to foster interdisciplinary understanding and projects among faculty and students.

One of the best math undergraduate programs for affordability

In addition to offering one of the most affordable tuition packages in Massachusetts, BSU offers fellowships and scholarships, work-study and the Adrian Tinsley program, which pays you to conduct research over the summer.

Find success in small, personalized classes

Classes in our bachelor’s degree in mathematics program are capped at 20 to 25 students. In fact, our student-to-faculty ratio is 19-to-1, which will help you gain a hands-on education that prepares you for careers with a math degree. Our students are also supported by — and have on-campus job opportunities to work in — our active math tutoring center staffed entirely by our own trained undergraduate student tutors.

Gain research experience as an undergraduate

BSU’s undergraduate math program is one of the five largest in Massachusetts, and the only one of those five with a primary commitment to undergraduate education and with a record of successful undergraduate research mentorship.

Have support, guidance when you need it most

As a bachelor’s degree in mathematics student, you will have a faculty adviser who can help when a difficult concept needs clarification and with insights on careers with a math degree. Plus, the math department’s internship adviser will help connect you to relevant work experience, so you will graduate with the skills to secure jobs in mathematics.

Get involved beyond the classroom

Make friends with fellow BSU math majors by participating in Math Club — a weekly gathering to socialize, play games, learn about careers with a math degree, and take part in community outreach events like Open Lab Night. For even more discussion about mathematics and statistics, the department hosts a seminar every semester where students, faculty and staff may hear about what their colleagues have been working on. Feeling more competitive? BSU has sent a team to DataFest, an American Statistical Association event, every year since 2017.

Program of Study for Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Students

Throughout BSU’s bachelor’s degree in mathematics — one of the best math undergraduate programs in Massachusetts — you will study a broad range of subjects in both theoretical and computational mathematics. Beyond our bachelor’s degree in mathematics, we offer two specialized degrees:

  • Mathematics with a pure mathematics concentration, which focuses on fundamental questions at the heart of the discipline and prepares you for advanced study or research.
  • Mathematics with a statistics concentration, which focuses on the design, analysis and interpretation of models that inform decision-making in science, government and industry.

No matter which undergraduate major or minor you pursue, you’ll be prepared for rewarding jobs in mathematics.

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Program details from 2023-2024 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

Olivia Dean, '22, smiling with long straight light brown hair and wearing a light blue tank top with sunflowers in the background
BSU pushed me to be able to apply and be accepted by this amazing master's program. While I continue my Master’s in Mathematics Education and strive to become an elementary education teacher and math coach, I thank Bridgewater State University for laying the foundation for me.
Olivia Dean, '22
Mathematics, BS and Elementary Education, BSE

Careers With a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics

You can pursue a wide range of careers with a math degree. BSU’s graduates have gone onto distinguished careers as actuaries, teachers and software developers in sectors that include business, industry, education and government.

You can find BSU graduates working as:

  • Actuaries
  • Data scientists
  • Economists
  • Financial managers
  • Software developers
  • Teachers

Our alumni have also gone on to postgraduate studies, both here at BSU through our Master of Arts in Teaching program, and at other top institutions such as Duke University, Iowa State University, Purdue University, Tufts University and the University of Missouri, Columbia.

Jobs in mathematics are expected to continue growing over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Continue your education beyond your bachelor’s degree in mathematics

Continue your graduate studies at Bridgewater State University with our Mathematics, MAT. The Master of Arts in Teaching degree was developed for high school and middle school subject area teachers who have an initial license and are seeking a professional license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The MAT program is designed to meet the "appropriate master's degree" requirement, which is part of the criteria for professional stage licensure, as set forth in the most recent MA DESE licensure regulations. This degree program will also appeal to secondary school teachers who already hold a standard level or professional license and want to acquire additional knowledge and a master's degree in the discipline.