Bachelor of Science in Mathematics –Online Program

Offered by: Bellevue University

College credits: 127

Course length: 10-12 Weeks


Degree Overview

If you get excited about numbers, problem solving, and calculating figures in your head, your talent is needed in many STEM fields. The 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 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 from the Bachelor’s in Mathematics 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. Mathematics students will use specific computer technology throughout the Math program. Please see the Mathematics degree curriculum page for the specific requirements.

Graduates will be well positioned for a variety of entry- to mid-level careers in mathematics, including Modeling and Simulation, Research, Education, Business Analytics, or Predictive Modeling. In addition to the Major curriculum you’ll choose an emphasis in one of the following areas:

  • Business Analytics, Computer Programming, Predictive Modeling, or Secondary Education
If you choose to pursue an advanced degree, you will be prepared to enter a Master’s degree program such as the Master’s in Business AnalyticsMaster’s in Computer Information SystemsMaster’s in Management of Information SystemsMaster of Business Administration (MBA)Master’s in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and many others.

Secondary Teacher Education with Mathematics Endorsement

Mathematics teachers are sought after in grade levels 6-12. If you have a passion for math, your expertise is needed as a teacher in STEM fields. The Secondary Education option includes a professional teaching education component in addition to the mathematics major and student teaching. Students who choose this emphasis advance towards secondary-level teacher certification with an endorsement in at least one area (e.g., mathematics). Visit the Secondary Teacher Education Program pages for all education requirements for teaching at the secondary level.

Program Outcomes

At successful completion of the Bellevue University Bachelor’s in General Mathematics, you will be able to:

  • Apply mathematical practices to mathematical and real-world problems.
  • Develop mathematical and statistical models to analyze data, interpret data and report conclusions drawn from their analyses.
  • Use numerical and data analysis to make informed decisions.


Degree Information

The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics program is designed to provide the foundational skills needed to enter the workforce and meet the increasing demand for mathematicians in business, education, engineering, and science fields. The program includes coverage of calculus, applied statistics, programming, discrete mathematics, linear and abstract algebra. The program emphasizes critical thinking, quantitative analysis, and problem-solving skills. Graduates from the program will have a comprehensive understanding of mathematics and be able to apply mathematical principles to conduct and support research for both scientific and business purposes. They will be able to develop mathematical and statistical models to analyze data, interpret data, report conclusions drawn from their analyses, and use data analysis to improve business decisions and solve real-world problems. Graduates will be well positioned for a variety of entry to mid-level careers in mathematics, including Modelling and Simulation, Research, Education, Business Analytics, or Predictive Modelling.

Computer Requirements:

This program uses OneNote Class notebooks for activities, homework and assessments. Students must be able to write within a OneNote notebook using a digital inking stylus and run a full Office365 suite. Students who already own a device should be able to accomplish this by purchasing a Wacom tablet connected via their USB drive. For students who don't own a device, we recommend a Surface Pro 3 or newer with the following specifications:

  • i5 or greater processor
  • 8 GB or greater RAM
  • 256 GB or greater hard drive capacity
  • Surface Pro 4 Pen and Keyboard
Students must purchase device to be used throughout the entire math program. Students taking courses on campus may use University-owned devices while they are in the MathX lab.


Major Requirements (32-36 credit hours)

Core (23 credit hours)
  •   MA 205 Calculus l (4 Credits)
  •   MA 206 Calculus ll (4 Credits)
  •   MA 215 Applied Statistics (3 Credits)
  •   CIS 245 Introduction to Programming (3 Credits)
  •   MA 315 Discrete Mathematics (3 Credits)
  •   MA 320 Linear Algebra (3 Credits)
  •   MA 420 Abstract Algebra (3 Credits)
Beyond the Core courses, choose one Emphasis option (9-13 credit hours)

Education Emphasis (13 credit hours)

This emphasis option fulfills the remaining requirements for a Mathematics Field Endorsement, as defined by the Nebraska Department of Education, for teaching mathematics in grades 6-12.

Students who wish to obtain an endorsement in order to teach mathematics in secondary schools must complete the requirements for the Math core (23 Credits), plus the professional teacher education course sequence (35 Credits), plus the courses in the Math Education Emphasis.

  •   MA 335 Combinatorics (4 Credits)
  •   MA 330 History of Mathematics (3 Credits)
  •   MA 405 Modern Geometry (3 Credits)
  •   MA 465 Capstone: Mathematics Seminar (3 Credits)
Business Analytics Emphasis (9 credit hours)

This emphasis is designed for students wishing to specialize in the field of business analytics. This sequence focuses on the programming and reporting tools used in this field.

  •   BAN 300 Base SAS Programming (3 Credits)
  •   BAN 301 Enterprise Data and Information Management (3 Credits)
  •   BAN 400 Introduction to Business Analytics (3 Credits)
Programming Emphasis (9 credit hours)

This emphasis is designed for students wishing to specialize in the field of computer programming and application development.

Choose three courses from those listed below:

  •   CIS 243 Introduction to Programming Using C# (3 Credits)
  •   CIS 353 Intermediate C# Programming (3 Credits)
  •   CIS 337 Web Scripting (3 Credits)
  •   CIS 434 ASP.NET (3 Credits)
  •   CIS 302 Fundamentals of Mobile Application Development (3 Credits)
Predictive Modeling Emphasis (12 credit hours)

This emphasis is designed for students wishing to specialize in the field of predictive analytics, and offers credit for the following courses completed through the course provider Statistics.comat The Institute for Statistics Education. These courses are not offered by Bellevue University and financial aid may not be available in all cases.

  • R Programming - Introduction 1
  • R Programming - Introduction 2
  • Forecasting Analytics.
  • Predictive Analytics 1 – Machine Learning Tools
Kirkpatrick Signature Series Requirements (9 credit hours)

(In addition to the Major Requirements, all Bellevue University students must complete the Kirkpatrick Signature Series)

  •   LA 400 American Vision and Values (3 Credits)
  •   LA 410 Tradition and Change (3 Credits)
  •   LA 420 Freedom and Responsibility (3 Credits)
Students applying for professional license or certification should verify the University’s offerings meet the requirements with the professional organization.

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Cost and Schedule

Guild provides reduced cost education for working adults. We’ll help you have an affordable path to move your education forward.


Guild students may pay as little as 10% of the published course or program cost to earn their bachelor's degree when taking advantage of:
  • Federal Pell Grants, with up to $5,920 per year in grant aid
  • Tuition assistance benefits from your employer
  • The $2,500 American Opportunity Tax Credit
  • Guild's tuition discount, and no out-of-state tuition costs
If you are an Active Duty Servicemember or Veteran, talk to our accredited partners about your eligibility for additional tuition benefits.


This program is offered on a Traditional schedule. A traditional course format means you decide when to take classes during our 4 terms – fall, winter, spring and summer – and your courses may be on campus or online, at set times, or on your own time.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Tell me more about Bellevue University:
Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a private, non-profit, regionally accredited institution with a beautiful 46-acre main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska. Both online and in-campus, Bellevue University has graduated over 48,000 students and serves nearly 10,000 students annually at a total of 15 campus locations in four states—and everywhere online.

What is the application process like?
Your advisor will be in contact throughout the application process to help you complete the application as well as answer any questions you may have. In the meantime, here is a general outline of what to expect for most offerings:
  1. Apply to this offering
  2. Complete the SmarterMeasure assessment related to your online learning style
  3. Send Guild your unofficial transcripts
  4. Submit your official transcripts to Bellevue
  5. Apply for financial aid 

When can I start? 
Speak with a Guild admissions advisor about upcoming start dates. 

Who attends Bellevue University?
Bellevue University attracts a broad base of students, creating a diversity that deepens the student experience and perspective.  Undergraduate and graduate populations are made up of roughly half men and women, with ages ranging from 18 to 65 with many students falling into the 25 to 34 year-old age range. Students online represent all 50 states and the District of Columbia. International students from countries across at least seven regions of the globe attend the university either on campus or online. Between 1,000 to 2,000 military service members per year enroll in Bellevue University programs.

Here are the top ten reasons to pursue your educational goals at Bellevue University:
  • Flexible - Whether you prefer to study online or in-class, during the day or at night, earning a degree can fit into your busy life. Our faculty and student coach/advisors will work closely with you to help manage your real life challenges.
  • Non-Profit - Bellevue University is a private, non-profit institution founded nearly 50 years ago. We are deeply committed to our mission of making higher education accessible so that regardless of circumstances, more people can achieve their hopes and dreams.
  • Accredited - Bellevue University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission through the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation provides assurance that we are committed to standards of excellence, core values, and to working for the common good of society.
  • Affordable - The combination of our generous credit transfers, reasonable tuition, and minimal fees make Bellevue University an affordable choice.
  • Accelerated - Transferring your existing credits and selecting the program that's right for you eliminates unnecessary classes and helps ensure you can earn your degree as quickly as possible.
  • Real World-Focused - Our degrees are designed to help you learn and apply real world professional knowledge, and master the essential skills employers seek. Choose from more than 70 degrees in fields that offer potential for job growth.
  • Online - Online learning at Bellevue University is designed to be engaging, to help you become a confident professional through extensive faculty and peer-to-peer interaction.
  • Supportive - Our dedicated team of faculty and staff will help you get on the path that's right for you and stay with you every step of the way as you earn your degree and achieve your goals.
  • Military Friendly - Helping active duty military and veterans earn their degree has been core to our mission since our founding in 1966. With specific programs and support, such as our Military Veterans Service Center, we are ranked among the best in the nation for military students.

What does it mean that my degree is offered in partnership with Bellevue University and Guild Education?
Here at Guild, we strive to offer excellent education that is flexible and affordably priced. We partner with universities and institutions that do the same. With this partnership, you will enroll as a Bellevue University student, with the support of a Guild coach, as you navigate balancing work and school in pursuit of your degree.

Is Bellevue Accredited?
Bellevue University is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

Why should I attend Bellevue?
At Bellevue University we are dedicated to helping ensure every hour of your time and every dollar is well spent, so that you can earn your degree quickly and efficiently.

How long is a Bellevue University class?
Bellevue’s classes range from 6 to 12 weeks long and students can take single classes at some points, allowing them to focus on one subject at a time while balancing work and school.

Tell me more about Guild Education.
Guild Education partners with employers to offer a variety of online classes, programs, and degrees from top-ranked universities that you can complete while working.

You will get support from a Guild advisor, who will help you find the right program, navigate the financial aid process, and provide you with personal college and career advising to help you navigate the college process from day one to graduation.

To give employees a variety of options, Guild partners with a consortium of universities and learning providers, including Brandman University, Western Governors University, Bellevue University, and StraighterLine, in addition to offering custom content. 

Benefits of partnering with Guild include:
  • A path to finish your degree or take graduate courses, at little to no cost
  • A personal college and career adviser to help you navigate programs and offerings
  • Online classes that allow you to work at your own pace
  • Relevant classes and programs designed to help you advance in your career
  • Credit recognition for past college credits and corporate credits towards your degrees

What are Guild's guiding principles?
  • Students first: We're here to help you, and you come first in our world. In exchange, we expect you give your all and to support your fellow classmates.
  • We learn best by doing: Experimentation, learning by doing, feedback and reflection lay at the core of every learning experience with Guild.
  • Feedback makes us better, in fact, it’s a gift: Practice only makes perfect when we get feedback on how to improve.
  • Reflection is a need-to-have, not a nice-to-have: Reflection allows us to digest the learnings and feedback we’ve received.
  • Community matters: We’re all in this together and we expect all Guild members to appreciate the role we play in each other’s learning experience.