The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Ball State specializes in preparing learners to be successful in mathematics-related careers. Professionals with qualitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical skills are in demand more than ever. The study of mathematics helps you develop those abilities and prepares you to pursue a variety of careers.

We offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees in actuarial science, mathematical sciences, and statistics. Our department also offers several teaching-focused programs that will prepare you to teach at the secondary level, and we have a strong selection of graduate-level programs that enhance your K-12 and post-secondary teaching opportunities.

Actuarial Science

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Actuarial Science Major

Bachelor of Science

Are you interested in analyzing and solving problems that impact people’s financial security or allow you to assess the risk associated with certain decisions? A major in actuarial science might be right for you. Learn more.

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Master’s Degree in Actuarial Science

Master of Arts or Master of Science

Prepare for a career in insurance, finance, and many other industries and professions. At Ball State, you’ll build on a foundation in business education and mathematics, adding electives to tailor your studies to your specific area of interest. Learn more.

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Minor in Foundations of Business for Actuarial Science and Mathematics Majors

Are you pursuing a career as an actuary or mathematician? This minor will round out your degree with a practical basis in business concepts. Learn more.

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Minor in Risk Management

Gain an overview of how business and everyday people plan for the future. Learn more.

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Mathematics Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Prepares for a variety of professional possibilities in business, industry, and government, as well as graduate study in mathematics-related fields. These options are also great if you are interested in attending law or medical school. Learn more.

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Master’s Degree in Mathematics

Master of Arts or Master of Science

Benefit from small class sizes, specialized and experienced faculty, and the flexibility to focus on areas of mathematics that interest you the most. Learn more.

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Minor in Mathematics

When you pair your major with a minor in mathematics, you’ll gain knowledge that will help you solve problems and develop solutions in whatever field you pursue. Learn more.

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Master’s Degree in Statistics

Master of Arts or Master of Science

This program provides opportunities for graduates with a quantitative background to achieve advanced knowledge in statistical and computational methods. Learn more.

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Master’s in Data Science

Data science is not just a popular career path, it’s one that’s here to stay. Experience high-impact practices in big data that you can apply immediately in your future and current career, including SAS, SQL, Python, and more. Learn More.

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Graduate Certificate in Statistical Modeling

Enter the workforce prepared to recognize patterns of relationships among variables of interest to a variety of fields, everything from managing the impacts of climate change to making medicines more effective. Learn more.

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Teaching Major in Mathematics

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

If you want to share your passion for this critical subject to middle school and high school students, our teaching major in mathematics is an excellent pathway. Learn more.

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Master’s Degree in Mathematics Education

Master of Arts

Choose from one of our all-online program’s three concentrations: elementary and middle school teachers, secondary school teachers, elementary and middle school specialists. Learn more.

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Master’s Degree in Foundational Mathematics Teaching in the Community College

Master of Arts

Prepare to teach mathematics at a community college with our all online master’s program. Learn more.