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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Prepare yourself for a wide range of opportunities with a solid foundation in mathematics. UMass Lowell's B.S. in Mathematics offers a great way to advance your career in mathematical science.

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On-campus and online Math degree professor, Erica Yankowskas
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Your Future in Mathematics Starts Here

Mathematics has long played an integral role in advances in science and technology. And in today’s high-tech, information-based economy, a background in mathematics is a highly valued commodity.

At UMass Lowell, students pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics develop valuable and transferable skills in critical thinking, quantitative analysis and problem solving — skills that are necessary for success in a broad range of fields.

Offered by UMass Lowell’s Department of Mathematical Sciences, this flexible program features a robust curriculum designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the science of mathematics. Topics covered include calculus, physics, discrete structures, applied statistics, propositional logic, methods of proof, relations and functions, applications to computer science and more.The B.S. in Math requires more science courses than the B.A. in Math, but the mathematical content included in each of these degree programs is the same.

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Math Programs Made for Busy Adults

Required math courses are available on campus during the evenings, making it easier than ever for busy adults to pursue or complete their degree while working. Required liberal arts courses for the program are offered in an online format, enabling students to work around their busy schedules.

Curriculum Outline

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120 credits minimum. Note: Students who do not have the necessary foundation in Precalculus Math will be required to take MATH.1225 Precalculus Mathematics I and MATH.1230 Precalculus Mathematics II in addition to the courses listed below, resulting in 126 credits. No Math course can be used to satisfy two different Math requirements.

Course Descriptions

ENGL.1010 College Writing I (3cr)

A workshop course that thoroughly explores the writing process from pre-writing to revision, with an emphasis on critical thinking, sound essay structure, mechanics, and academic integrity. Students will read, conduct rhetorical analyses, and practice the skills required for participation in academic discourse. Students will write expository essays throughout the semester, producing a minimum of four formal essays.

ENGL.1020 College Writing II (3cr)

A workshop course that thoroughly explores the academic research writing process with an emphasis on entering into academic conversation. Building on the skills acquired in College Writing I, students will learn to write extensively with source material. Key skills addressed include finding,assessing, and integrating primary and secondary sources, and using proper documentation to ensure academic integrity. Students will produce analytical writing throughout the semester, including a minimum of four formal, researched essays.

MATH.1250 Calculus A (3cr)

Serves as a first course in calculus and provides a brief review of analytic geometry and trigonometric functions. The course progresses to the study of inverse functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, rules for differentiation of algebraic and transcendental functions, chain rule, implicit differentiation, linear approximation, differentials, and maximum and minimum values.


MA. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH.1220 or MATH.1310.



MATH.1260 Calculus B (3cr)

Serves as a continuation of MATH.1250. The course covers L'Hopital's Rule, optimization problems, Newton's method, sigma notation, integration, area between curves, volume, arc length, surface area, integration by parts, trigonometric substitution, partial fraction decomposition, and improper integrals.





MATH.2190 Discrete Structures I (3cr)

Presents propositional logic, combinatorics, methods of proof, mathematical systems, algebra of sets, matrix algebra, relations and functions, recursion and generating functions, applications to computer science, and graph theory.


Formerly MATH.3210

MATH.2210 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3cr)

Elementary set theory and solution sets of systems of linear equations. An introduction to proofs and the axiomatic methods through a study of the vector space axioms. Linear analytic geometry. Linear dependence and independence, subspaces, basis. Inner products. Matrix algebra. Applications of the above will also be discussed.


MATH 1320 pre-req

MATH.2220 Linear Algebra (3cr)

Linear transformations. Linear operators, change of basis, inner product and the diagonalization problem. Quadratic forms. Convex sets and geometric programming, input/output models for an economy, Markov chains, other applications of linear algebra.

MATH.2250 Calculus C (3cr)

Serves as a continuation of MATH.1260. This course covers integration by parts, integration of trigonometric integrals, trigonometric substitution, partial fraction, numeric integration, improper integrals, L'Hopital's Rule, indeterminate forms, sequences, infinite series, integral tests, comparison tests, alternating series tests, power series, Taylor series, polar coordinates, graphs and areas in polar coordinates, and parametric equations.





MATH.2260 Calculus D (3cr)

Serves as a continuation of MATH.2250. This course covers curvature, cylindrical surfaces, dot and cross products, curves and planes in three space, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, functions of two variables, chain rule, directional derivatives and gradient, tangent planes, and double and triple integrals in rectangular, polar, cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems.




MATH.2250 Pre-req

MATH.2340 Differential Equations (3cr)

Topics include methods of solutions for linear and non-linear first order differential equations, linear second order differential equations, higher order linear differential equations, systems of first-order differential equations. Laplace transforms. Numerical methods. Applications to physical systems.

MATH.2360 Engineering Differential Equations (3cr)

Introduction to differential equations with an emphasis on engineering applications. Topics include first-order equations, higher-order linear equations with constant coefficients, and systems of first-order equations. Applications of each topic are introduced and qualitative, analytical, and numerical solution techniques are studied. Laplace transform methods are discussed. The software package MATLAB is used throughout the course for both analytical and numerical calculations.



MATH.3750 Senior Seminar I (1cr)

Student works with an advisor to develop a proposal for a senior project that will be carried out as part of MATH.4750 Senior Seminar II. Generally taken during the spring of the junior year. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MATH.3850 Applied Statistics (3cr)

Introduction to experimental design, data analysis and formal statistical procedures from an applied point of view.


MATH 1320 pre-req

MATH.3860 Probability and Statistics I (3cr)

Provides a one-semester course in probability and statistics with applications in the engineering sciences. Probability of events, discrete and continuous random variables cumulative distribution, moment generatory functions, chi-square distribution, density functions, distributions. Introduction to estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation. No credit for both MATH.3860 and MATH.4070, Math majors should take MATH.4070.


MATH 1320 pre-req

MATH.4750 Senior Seminar II (3cr)

Undergraduate seminar on advanced mathematical topics. Students are required to develop an understanding of an advanced subject beyond the scope of an existing course or synthesize two or more different areas form their curriculum. Students are required to participate in the seminar, present their results to the Department and write a substantial thesis in their topic area. Essential course elements include library research, original research, and both verbal and written exposition. The first semester is a graduation requirement for majors in mathematics.


Senior Status Math majors

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

All bachelor's degree candidates are required to earn a minimum 2.000 cumulative grade point average (GPA), to present a minimum of 120 semester hours, to fulfill the residency requirements, to conform to the general regulations and requirements of the University, to satisfy the regulations and academic standards of the colleges which exercise jurisdiction over the degrees for which they are matriculating, to satisfy the curriculum requirements established by the departments or programs in their major, and to complete the University's Core Curriculum requirements, which are listed within the program's curriculum outline. For additional information regarding the University's general policies and procedures, transfer credit information and residency requirements; please refer to our Academic Policies & Procedures.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition at UMass Lowell is typically half the cost of private colleges, and our online tuition is among the lowest in the nation. Tuition for online programs offered through the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies is the same whether you live in-state, out-of-state or outside of the U.S.

Fall 2024 Tuition

Cost Per Credit Cost Per 3-Credit Course*


Online and On Campus $385 $1,155
*Tuition is priced on the listed credit hour unless the contact hour is different. Tuition is then based upon the listed contact hour.

Additional Costs

Term Registration Fee $30
Returned Check Fee $30
Undergraduate Degree Application $60

Please note: Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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University of Massachusetts Lowell
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Lowell, MA 01854

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Admission Requirements

To be considered for acceptance into a bachelor's degree program offered through the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies, students must hold a high school diploma or have passed either the GED® or HiSET®. Graduate, Online & Professional Studies operates on a rolling admissions basis and each application is reviewed when the student's file is complete. Students must be admitted to a degree or certificate program in order to be eligible for most financial aid.

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