# 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, 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 (39 hours)

MATH 2413 | Calculus I [TCCN: MATH 2413] | |

MATH 2414 | Calculus II [TCCN: MATH 2414] | |

MATH 2415 | Multivariate Calculus | |

MATH 3305 | Ordinary Differential Equations | |

MATH 3315 | Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory | |

MATH 3425 | Foundations of Mathematics | |

MATH 3336 | Abstract Algebra I | |

MATH 3345 | Real Analysis I | |

MATH 3373 | Advanced Ordinary Differential Equations | |

or | ||

MATH 4373 | Partial Differential Equations | |

MATH 3380 | Algorithms in Applied Mathematics | |

MATH 4160 | Senior Seminar I | |

MATH 4161 | Senior Seminar II | |

MATH 4350 | Theory of Probability |

#### One course chosen from the following (3 hours)

MATH 4336 | Abstract Algebra II | |

MATH 4341 | Real Analysis II | |

MATH 4351 | Applied Statistics | |

MATH 3373 | Advanced Ordinary Differential Equations | |

or | ||

MATH 4373 | Partial Differential Equations |

#### Three courses chosen from the following (9 hours)

MATH 4301 | Number Theory | |

MATH 4306 | Topology | |

MATH 4321 | Combinatorics/Graph Theory | |

MATH 4336 | Abstract Algebra II | |

MATH 4341 | Real Analysis II | |

MATH 4342 | Introduction to Complex Variables | |

MATH 4351 | Applied Statistics | |

MATH 3373 | Advanced Ordinary Differential Equations | |

or | ||

MATH 4373 | Partial Differential Equations | |

MATH 4380 | Modeling and Numerical Analysis | |

MATH 3365 | Geometric Systems |

Students seeking teacher certification (8-12) must complete:

MATH 3365 | Geometric Systems |

***Note that a single course cannot be counted in more than one category above.**

### Additional Hours of Approved Electives

Students must take additional hours of approved electives. To help students progress toward their desired careers, these additional hours must take one of the following forms:

- a minor in another discipline; or,
- a department-established track for math majors; or,
- guided electives designed to support the mathematics major, chosen by the student and the student's advisor, and including at least nine semester hours at the upper division.

## Recommended Four-Year Curriculum

### Freshman Year

#### First Semester (16 hrs.)

Communication (Core, 3 hrs.) | ||

MATH 2413 | Calculus I [TCCN: MATH 2413] | |

PHIL 2303 | Introduction to Logic [TCCN: PHIL 2303] | |

Social and Behavioral Science (Core, 3 hrs.) | ||

Human Expression (Core, 3 hrs.) |

#### Second Semester (16 hrs.)

Communication (Core, 3 hrs.) | ||

MATH 2414 | Calculus II [TCCN: MATH 2414] | |

Creative Arts (Core, 3 hrs.) | ||

MATH 3380 | Algorithms in Applied Mathematics | |

STEM (Core, 3 hrs.) |

### Sophomore Year

#### First Semester (14 hrs.)

MATH 2415 | Multivariate Calculus | |

MATH 3425 | Foundations of Mathematics | |

MATH 3315 | Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory | |

HIST 1301 | United States History I [TCCN: HIST 1301] |

#### Second Semester (15 hrs.)

MATH 3336 | Abstract Algebra I | |

MATH 3305 | Ordinary Differential Equations | |

HIST 1302 | United States History II [TCCN: HIST 1302] | |

Minor or Elective Courses - 6 hours |

### Junior Year

#### First Semester (16 hrs.)

MATH 3345 | Real Analysis I | |

MATH 4350 | Theory of Probability | |

POLS 2305 | Introductory American Government [TCCN: GOVT 2305] | |

PHYS 2325 | University Physics I [TCCN: PHYS 2325] | |

PHYS 2125 | University Physics I Laboratory [TCCN: PHYS 2125] | |

Minor or Elective Course - 3 hours |

#### Second Semester (16 hrs.)

MATH 3373 | Advanced Ordinary Differential Equations | |

Upper Level Math Elective - 3 hours | ||

POLS 2306 | Introductory Texas Politics [TCCN: GOVT 2306] | |

PHYS 2326 | University Physics II [TCCN: PHYS 2326] | |

PHYS 2126 | University Physics II Laboratory [TCCN: PHYS 2126] | |

Minor or Elective Course - 3 hours |

### Senior Year

#### First Semester (13 hrs.)

MATH 4160 | Senior Seminar I | |

Upper Level Math Elective - 3 hours | ||

Upper Level Math Elective - 3 hours | ||

Minor or Elective Courses - 6 hours |

#### Second Semester (14 hrs.)

MATH 4161 | Senior Seminar II | |

Upper Level Math Elective - 3 hours | ||

Minor of Elective Courses - 10 hours |