Science & Mathematics

Mathematics

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

The possibilities are infinite.

Does your mind work in numerical ways? Does the sight of a complex math problem cause you to reach for the nearest pencil? Are you fascinated by statistics, patterns, and formulas? Do you see the crucial role of numbers at the core of just about everything? 

Lesley’s mathematics major will prepare you for a deep understanding of mathematics and its varied applications across many fields, then help you decide how and where you can take it. You'll gain hands on learning at places like the Museum of Science, Boston Financial, New England Aquarium, Boston Consulting Group, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, and many more, to help you decide on your path.

Mathematics majors often go into the business and finance worlds, with Wall Street increasingly putting a premium on those who can analyze and predict the direction of stocks, commodities, foreign exchanges and more. But that’s just one path you could take with this incredibly versatile (and lucrative) major. 

You could become an actuary, an engineer, an accountant, go into computer science, statistics, or you could become a math teacher, too.

A degree in mathematics can truly open you up to a nearly incalculable number of opportunities. Of course, with your degree you’ll be equipped to calculate them pretty quickly.

Craft Creative Combinations
As a Mathematics major, you can pursue a second major or one of our 45+ minors—in art & design or a liberal arts subject—to expand your career opportunities.

Forge your own path with a creative combination:
Gain Skills and Expertise
Here’s a taste of what you’ll do in our mathematics program:
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Small College, Big University

Within the dynamic environment of a larger university, you'll receive the personalized education of a small liberal arts college of 1,400 students and the hands-on attention from specialized faculty. In our mathematics and science programs, you'll build your critical thinking, observational, and analytical skills to help solve the world's complex problems.

$84,060
average salary for math occupations (as of May 2017).
That's more than double the median annual wage ($37,690) for all occupations. On top of that, jobs in math are projected to grow 28% from 2016-2026, also faster than the average occupation. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Jobs you could have.
Mathematics majors go on to rewarding jobs in a variety of fields, and often pursue graduate study to enhance their careers.
Places you could work
You'll have the opportunity to gain practical experience before graduation, preparing you to work at places like:

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Cambridge is our campus. Boston is our neighbor.

Whether you're pursuing biology, environmental studies, or another science or math major, you'll take classes on our three beautiful Cambridge campuses. Work alongside faculty researchers in our state-of-the-art science lab and benefit from being in innovative Cambridge, the home to 200+ companies and incubator labs that are studying life sciences and clean energy. Discover the Cambridge and Boston area—a dynamic hub of internships, professional opportunity, service work, culture, and fun few other cities can match.

Faculty

Approximate cost, before financial aid, for 1 year of study in this undergraduate program.
Mathematics
Housing Options
Compare the cost of the program for students who live on campus in a residence hall with the cost for commuter students.
  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $14,250
    Spring Tuition
    $14,250
  • Fees
    Activity Fees
    $250
    Materials Fees
    $150
    Registration Fees
    $80
    Lab Fees
    $40
  • Room & Board
    Double/Triple/Quad Room
    $9,860
    Housing Deposit
    $300
    Meal Plan
    $6,370
    Health Service Fees (required for resident students)
    $800
  • Total cost before financial aid
Estimated Cost

Merit Scholarships & Financial Aid

It’s our goal at Lesley to break down financial barriers so that students who want to learn here, can learn here. That’s why we offer generous, customized aid packages for students based on their individual needs. In fact, in the fall of 2019, 98% of incoming Lesley students received some level of financial aid. Learn more about Financial Aid & Scholarships.

Tuition & Fees

Other fees may apply. Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

Housing Options
Compare the cost of the program for students who live on campus in a residence hall with the cost for commuter students.
  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $14,250
    Spring Tuition
    $14,250
  • Fees
    Activity Fees
    $250
    Materials Fees
    $150
    Registration Fees
    $80
    Lab Fees
    $40
  • Room & Board
    Double/Triple/Quad Room
    $9,860
    Housing Deposit
    $300
    Meal Plan
    $6,370
    Health Service Fees (required for resident students)
    $800
  • Total cost before financial aid
Estimated Cost

Merit Scholarships & Financial Aid

It’s our goal at Lesley to break down financial barriers so that students who want to learn here, can learn here. That’s why we offer generous, customized aid packages for students based on their individual needs. In fact, in the fall of 2019, 98% of incoming Lesley students received some level of financial aid. Learn more about Financial Aid & Scholarships.

Tuition & Fees

Other fees may apply. Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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Approximate cost, before financial aid, for 1 year of study in this undergraduate program. Tuition and fees are for the 2019-2020 academic year.
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