B.S. Mathematics

https://www.tamuct.edu/degrees/undergraduate/math.html

OVERVIEW

A bachelor’s degree in mathematics can help you achieve a variety of goals. Whether you’re wanting to be a teacher, analyst, or researcher, our program is for you. Our quality program offers small classes, and students receive individual attention from faculty both in and out of the classroom. Courses clearly lay out basic theory while also providing exposure to essential practical skills such as quantitative reasoning, analysis, data analytics, use of technology, and programming using state-of-the-art software.

Graduates from the math program have a strong record of successful job placement. Through departmental connections, students have obtained training through paid internships with reputable organizations that provided valuable, real-world experience that opened career doors. Graduates have gained employment in companies such as State of Texas, Operational Command Center, Fort Hood, JP Morgan, Fidelity, and various software development companies, while many continue on to graduate study. In addition recent graduates in the 7-12 certification program have been hired in school districts throughout the region to teach in a variety of grade levels.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Apply abstract mathematical ideas.
  • Demonstrate effective problem solving.
  • Apply mathematics to solve problems in other academic disciplines.
  • Effectively and appropriately utilize mathematical technology to understand mathematical ideas and solve mathematical problems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge necessary to earn certification from the State of Texas for students pursuing math teacher certification.

Bachelor of Science - Mathematics Program Requirements

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

First Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
MATH 2413Calculus I (DEG REQ 020) 34
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
PHYS 2425University Physics I (DEG REQ 030) 34
COSC 1336Programming Fundamentals I (DEG REQ) 33
Spring
CORE REQ Language, Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030) 13
CORE REQ Social and Behavioral Sciences (080)3
MATH 2414Calculus II (CORE REQ (090)) 34
Any Level Support Field Elective 23
Second Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ American History (060)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
Any Level Support Field Elective 23
MATH 2415Calculus III (DEG REQ) 34
Spring
CORE REQ American History (060)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
MATH 2318Linear Algebra (3 credit hour version (DEG REQ)3
MATH 2320Differential Equations (DEG REQ)3
or MATH 3306 Differential Equations
Third Year
Fall
MATH 3350Principles of Bio-Statistics3
MATH 3301Number Theory3
MATH 3309Algebraic Function3
MATH 3315Mathematics & Technology3
Upper-Level Computer Science Elective3
Spring
MATH 3310Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 3311Probability & Statistics I3
MATH 3332Linear Algebra3
MATH 3360Numerical Analysis I3
MATH 3370An Introduction to Linear Programming3
MATH 4302College Geometry 13
Fourth Year
Fall
MATH 4304Survey of Mathematical Ideas ( and )3
MATH 4304LSurvey of Mathematical Ideas Lab1
MATH 4309Advanced Analysis I3
Upper-Level Support Field Elective 23
Upper-Level Support Field Elective 23
Spring
MATH 4332Abstract Algebra3
Upper-Level Support Field Elective 23
Upper-Level Support Field Elective 23
Any Level Support Field Elective 24
Total Credit Hours120

Bachelor Science - Mathematics
with Minor in Secondary Education Program Requirements

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

The program listed is a general guideline for semester coursework, speak with a college advisor for an individualized student education plan.

College of Education application for admission to program and faculty advisement is required prior to enrolling in secondary teacher certification preparation courses.*

Please note the following courses require a grade of 'C' or better: 12 credit hours of English, Calculus, approved Educational Psychology course, and 15 credit hours in the certification subject area.

First Year
Fall
ENGL 1301Composition I (CORE REQ (010)3
MATH 2413Calculus I (CORE REQ (020)4
PHYS 2425University Physics I (CORE REQ (030)4
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
Spring
CORE REQ Life and Physical Science (030) 14
ENGL 1302Composition II (CORE REQ (010)3
CORE REQ Social and Behavioral Sciences (080)3
MATH 2414Calculus II (DEG REQ)4
Second Year
Fall
CORE REQ English Literature (040)3
HIST 1301United States History I (CORE REQ (060)3
GOVT 2305Federal Government (CORE REQ (070)3
PSYC 2308Child Psychology (DEG REQ)3
or TECA 1354 Child Growth & Development
or PSYC 3303 Educational Psychology
MATH 2415Calculus III (DEG REQ)4
MATH 3306Differential Equations 2,33
or MATH 2320 Differential Equations
Spring
HIST 1302United States History II (CORE REQ (060)3
GOVT 2306Texas Government (CORE REQ (070)3
Any Level CIS Elective3
Any Level Elective3
Third Year
Fall
MATH 3301Number Theory3
MATH 3309Algebraic Function3
MATH 3315Mathematics & Technology3
MATH 4304Survey of Mathematical Ideas3
MATH 4304LSurvey of Mathematical Ideas Lab1
MATH 4309Advanced Analysis I3
MATH 3350Principles of Bio-Statistics3
Spring
ENGL 3309Tech Writing & Document Design3
MATH 3311Probability & Statistics I3
MATH 4332Abstract Algebra3
MATH 3360Numerical Analysis I3
MATH 3370An Introduction to Linear Programming3
MATH 4302College Geometry3
Fourth Year - Admission to Secondary Education Certification Required*
Fall
READ 3335Content Area Reading3
EDUC 4331Curriculum & Instruction for Secondary Teachers3
EDUC 4332Classroom Management for Secondary Teachers3
EDUC 4317Assessment & Interpretation for Secondary Teachers3
EDUC 4337Educating Secondary Exceptional Learners3
Spring
EDUC 4335Capstone for Educators3
EDUC 4691Clinical Teaching6
Total Credit Hours120