Bachelor of Science, Major in Mathematics

Bachelor of Science, Major in Mathematics
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 14
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 28
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 33
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 13
Degree Specific Requirements
Science Courses for Science Majors - Select 8 hours from the following: 28
General Botany
and General Zoology
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
COSC 1436Programming Fundamentals I4
ENGL 2332Wrld Lit I: Before 17 Century 33
or ENGL 2333 World Lit II: 17th C & After
PHYS 1411
PHYS 1422
Introduction To Physics I
and Introduction To Physics II
8
or PHYS 2426 Heat, Waves & Modern Physics
Major Core
MATH 1420Calculus I 14
MATH 1430Calculus II4
MATH 2440Calculus III4
MATH 3300Introduction to Math Thought3
MATH 3376Differential Equations3
MATH 3377Intro to Linear Alg & Matrics3
MATH 4361Introductory Analysis3
MATH 4366Elementary Analysis3
MATH 4371Thry & Appl of Prob & Stat I3
MATH 4377Algebraic Structures3
Major
Advanced MATH Electives 412
Elective7
Minor 518
Total Hours120

The following courses can only be used as required advanced electives by students who are seeking elementary/middle school teacher certification:

Advanced Electives for Elementary/Middle School Teacher Certification
MATH 3380Historical Perspec of Math3
MATH 3381Intro - Foundation of Math III3
MATH 3383Geometric Meas./Transformation3
MATH 3384Foundations of Mathematics3
MATH 3386Fundmtls of Probability/Stats3
MATH 3387Problem Solving-Middle Sch Mth3

The following courses can only be used as required advanced electives by students who are seeking secondary teacher certification:

Advanced Electives for Secondary Teacher Certification
MATH 4384Survey of Mathematical Ideas3
MATH 4385Mathematical Problem Solving3

Notes

Students should use the minor and electives to complete the 42-advanced hour requirement for graduation.

A cumulative minimum major GA of 2.5 is required for students to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.

Anyone considering a degree in Mathematics should consult an advisor in the Department of Mathematics prior to registering for any courses. For more information, please, visit the Lee Drain Building, Room 420. 

In order to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physcial Science), except in the Department of Physics, the student must take 8 semester credit hours of  classes from the following:

Required Courses
BIOL 1411
BIOL 1413
General Botany
and General Zoology
8
or CHEM 1411
CHEM 1412
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
Any two lab courses from Geology or Geography
First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III 14Component Area III14
ENGL 130123ENGL 130223
HIST 130133HIST 130233
MATH 142044MATH 14304
 14 14
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IX3MATH 33773
MATH 24404MATH 33763
MATH 33003Minor Course3
PHYS 14114PHYS 1422 or 24264
POLS 230553POLS 230653
 17 16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
COSC 14364Component Area V3
Elective1ENGL 2332 or 233363
MATH 43613MATH 43663
MATH 43713MATH Advanced Elective73
Minor Course3Minor Course3
 14 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area VIII3Elective3
Elective3 MATH Advanced Elective73
MATH 43773MATH Advanced Elective73
MATH Advanced Elective73Minor Advanced Course3
Minor Advanced Course3Minor Advanced Course3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

Notes

Advanced MATH electives do not include MATH 3379/STAT 3379, MATH 3363, MATH 338x, MATH 4367, and MATH 438x.

Minor includes at least 9 hours of advanced coursework.

Students should use the minor and electives to complete the 42-advanced hour requirement for graduation.

A cumulative minimum major GA of 2.5 is required for students to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.

Anyone considering a degree in Mathematics should consult an advisor in the Department of Mathematics prior to registering for any courses. For more information, please, visit the Lee Drain Building, Room 420. 

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BS in Mathematics is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Learn, synthesize, and explain sophisticated information.
  • Simplify complex problems by generating hypotheses and recognizing fundamental principles.
  • Apply logic and quantitative reasoning to solve problems in science and technology.
  • Perform proficiently in scientific computing environments, databases and programming languages such as Matlab, Mathematica, SageMath, Excel,  Java, and Python.