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Mathematics B.S.

Objectives

The mathematics program offers the student an opportunity to gain an appreciation of the artistic nature of mathematics, to solve problems analytically, to acquire a firm foundation for advanced study, to acquire training for teaching, and an opportunity to acquire knowledge useful to a person entering scientific or business fields for which mathematics is necessary for efficient performance. The mathematics curriculum is designed to accomplish the above objectives through exposure to specific mathematical content, development of logical reasoning, and encouragement of the creative process and independent research. The degree program is flexible so that an individual can best prepare for his or her specific career. Students are encouraged to choose supporting work and electives which apply and reinforce their mathematical skills.

High School Preparation

Students desiring to major in mathematics should have completed four years of mathematics in high school, including pre-calculus and at least three years of science in high school. Students who have not completed this preparation may have additional prerequisite courses as part of their curriculum. Contact the chair of the Department of Mathematics for information and advisement.

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours=120

University Core Curriculum (42 hrs.)

Grade of “C” or better in all mathematics courses completed.

A total of 51 semester hours of mathematics completed, including 42 semester hours of upper-division mathematics, nine semester hours of mathematics at this university.

Each student seeking a baccalaureate degree with a major in mathematics must complete the following specific requirements (42 hours)

MATH 2413Calculus I [TCCN: MATH 2413]

MATH 2113Calculus I Computer Lab

MATH 2414Calculus II [TCCN: MATH 2414]

MATH 2114Calculus II Computer Lab

MATH 3404Multivariate Calculus

MATH 3104Multivariate Calculus Computer Lab

MATH 3305Ordinary Differential Equations

MATH 3315Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory

MATH 3425Foundations of Mathematics

MATH 3336Abstract Algebra I

MATH 3345Real Analysis I

MATH 3373Applied Mathematics I

MATH 3380Algorithms in Applied Mathematics

MATH 4160Senior Seminar I

MATH 4161Senior Seminar II

MATH 4350Theory of Probability

One course chosen from the following (3 hours)

MATH 4336Abstract Algebra II

MATH 4341Real Analysis II

MATH 4342Introduction to Complex Variables

One course chosen from the following (3 hours)

MATH 4351Applied Statistics

MATH 4373Applied Mathematics II

MATH 4380Modeling and Numerical Analysis

One additional upper division mathematics course (3 hours)

Students seeking teacher certification (8-12) must complete MATH 3365: Geometric Systems

All other students may take any upper-division mathematics course except MATH 3203 and MATH 3351.

Additional hours of approved electives in a related discipline or disciplines to reach the 120 hour minimum: at least nine semester hours must be at the upper division and at least six semester hours must be completed at UT Tyler.