Bachelor of Science, Major in Mathematics

Bachelor of Science, Major in Mathematics
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
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) 14
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: Foundation
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: Prescribed Electives
Advanced MATH Electives 412
Electives: General
General Electives7
Minor: Required
Minor 5,618
Total Hours120
1

MATH 1420 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics) and one semester credit hour of the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

2

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science).

3

Satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture).

4

Advanced MATH electives do not include MATH 3363, MATH 3379/STAT 3379, MATH 3380, MATH 3381, MATH 3383, MATH 3384, MATH 3386, MATH 3387, MATH 4367, MATH 4384, and MATH 4385.

5

Includes at least nine hours of advanced coursework. 

6

The following minor cannot be paired with this degree program: Minor in Mathematics.

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.5 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.5 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

Minor includes at least nine hours of advanced coursework.

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

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 Physical 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 III14Component Area III14
ENGL 130123ENGL 130223
HIST 130133HIST 130233
MATH 142044MATH 14304
 14 14
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IX3MATH 33763
MATH 24404MATH 33773
MATH 33003Minor 63
PHYS 14114PHYS 1422 or 24264
POLS 230553POLS 230653
 17 16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
COSC 14364Component Area V3
General Electives1ENGL 2332 or 233373
MATH 43613MATH 43663
MATH 43713MATH Advanced Electives83
Minor 63Minor 63
 14 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area VIII3General Electives3
General Electives3 MATH Advanced Electives83
MATH 43773MATH Advanced Electives83
MATH Advanced Electives83Minor Advanced 63
Minor Advanced 63Minor Advanced63
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
1

Science Course for Science Majors: BIOL 1411 and BIOL 1413 or CHEM 1411 and CHEM 1412.

2

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communications).

3

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History).

4

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics) and one semester credit hour of Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

5

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VII (Political Science/Government).

6

The following minor cannot be paired with this degree program: Minor in Mathematics.

7

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture).

8

Advanced MATH electives do not include MATH 3363, MATH 3379/STAT 3379, MATH 3380, MATH 3381, MATH 3383, MATH 3384, MATH 3386, MATH 3387, MATH 4367, MATH 4384, and MATH 4385.

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.5 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.5 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

Minor includes at least nine hours of advanced coursework.

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

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 Physical 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
4
or CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I
or CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II
Any two lab courses from Geology or Geography

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.