Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Mathematics / Master of Science in Mathematics


This program will provide strong, qualified undergraduate students a path to accelerate their time to the MS degree.  The program allows undergraduate students to begin taking graduate-level courses when they have completed 72 credit hours toward their baccalaureate degree, but no undergraduate course may count toward the accelerated Master's degree.  This accelerated program is also a financial and time-saving degree plan.

Marketable Skills

Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."

Degree Skills

  1. Apply mathematical theories and techniques to the solution of practical problems in business, engineering, the sciences, or other fields.
  2. Develop mathematical or statistical models of phenomena to be used for analysis or for computational simulation.
  3. Determine appropriate methods for data analysis.
  4. Perform computations and apply methods of numerical analysis to data.
  5. Demonstrate personal accountability and work habits, integrity, and ethical behavior.
  6. Assemble sets of assumptions and explore the consequences of each set.
  7. Proficient in the software tools to achieve the skills listed, such as Matlab and R, SAS, SPSS, modeling software.


Admission Requirements

To apply to the Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's program in Mathematics Teaching, students must:

  • Be currently enrolled as a TWU Mathematics major.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Have successfully completed a minimum of 60 but no more than 90 hours of coursework toward the bachelor's degree.
  • Have a minimum of 12 hours remaining in mathematics courses toward the major.

How to Apply to the Accelerated Program

To apply, students must:

  1. Receive approval from the Division Lead.
  2. Once admitted to the Accelerated Program students must apply to the graduate M.S. in Mathematics Teaching program.  Students cannot enroll in graduate-level coursework until accepted by the Graduate School.

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours (SCH): 120   

Major: 42 SCH  Required Minor: 18 SCH

Program Code:   CIP Code: 27.0101.00

Courses Required for Major

Required Mathematics Courses
MATH 2014Calculus I4
MATH 2024Calculus II4
MATH 3013Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 3053Abstract Algebra3
MATH 3104Calculus III4
MATH 3123Differential Equations3
MATH 5513Matrix Algebra3
MATH 5523Introduction to Number Theory3
MATH 5483Theory of Probability and Statistics I3
MATH 5033Advanced Calculus3
Mathematics Electives
Select 9 additional semester credit hours in mathematics. MATH 1013, MATH 1023, MATH 1303, and MATH 1313 may not be counted toward the major9
Total SCHs42

Departmental Requirements ("C" or higher required)

MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I3
CSCI 2003Software Systems Design and Tools3
or CSCI 1203 Computing Skills for a Digital World
CSCI 3013Applied Computational Thinking3
MATH 2053Women and Minorities in Engineering, Mathematics, and Science3
Minor (select courses with advisor)18
MATH Elective (CAO: Wellness or Mathematics)3


Descriptions of specialized programs for mathematics students interested in engineering studies, computational math, statistics, or teacher certification can be found on our website.

Recommended Plan of Study

First Year
CSCI 1203
or 2003
Computing Skills for a Digital World
or Software Systems Design and Tools
COSC 13013
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: First-Year Seminar EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
MATH Elective (CAO: Mathematics or Wellness)3
 SCHs 15
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 13423
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
Creative Arts Core3
Elective 3
 SCHs 15
Second Year
MATH 2014Calculus I MATH 24134
POLS 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Life/Physical Sciences Core3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
Social/Behavioral Science Core3
 SCHs 16
MATH 2024Calculus II MATH 24144
MATH 2053Women and Minorities in Engineering, Mathematics, and Science 3
CSCI 3013Applied Computational Thinking 3
POLS 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Life/Physical Sciences Core3
 SCHs 16
Third Year
MATH 3053Abstract Algebra 3
MATH 3104Calculus III 4
MATH Elective (Major)3
 SCHs 16
MATH 3013Discrete Mathematics 3
MATH 3123Differential Equations 3
MATH 5523Introduction to Number Theory 3
 SCHs 15
Fourth Year
MATH 5483Theory of Probability and Statistics I 3
Minor (Upper Level)3
MATH Elective (Major)3
 SCHs 12
MATH 5513Matrix Algebra 3
MATH 5033Advanced Calculus 3
MATH Elective (Major)3
Minor (Upper Level)3
 SCHs 15
 Total SCHs:  120