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

Website: https://twu.edu/mathematics/accelerated-bachelor-to-masters-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 90 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

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

## Admissions

All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.

### 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 72 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:

- Receive approval from the Division Lead.
- 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

Code | Title | SCHs |
---|---|---|

Required Mathematics Courses | ||

MATH 2014 | Calculus I | 4 |

MATH 2024 | Calculus II | 4 |

MATH 3013 | Discrete Mathematics | 3 |

MATH 3053 | Abstract Algebra | 3 |

MATH 3104 | Calculus III | 4 |

MATH 3123 | Differential Equations | 3 |

MATH 5513 | Matrix Algebra | 3 |

MATH 5523 | Introduction to Number Theory | 3 |

MATH 5483 | Theory of Probability and Statistics I | 3 |

MATH 5873 | Real Analysis and Topology | 3 |

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 major | 9 | |

Total SCHs | 42 |

### Departmental Requirements ("C" or higher required)

Code | Title | SCHs |
---|---|---|

CSCI 2003 | Software Systems Design and Tools | 3 |

or CSCI 1203 | Computing Skills for a Digital World | |

CSCI 3013 | Applied Computational Thinking | 3 |

Minor (select courses with advisor) | 18 | |

Electives | 12 |

### Specializations

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 | |||
---|---|---|---|

Fall | TCCN | SCHs | |

MATH 1313 | Trigonometry | MATH 1316 | 3 |

CSCI 1203 or 2003 | Computing Skills for a Digital World or Software Systems Design and Tools | COSC 1301 | 3 |

ENG 1013 | Composition I | ENGL 1301 | 3 |

HIST 1013 | History of the United States, 1492-1865 | HIST 1301 | 3 |

UNIV 1231 | Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience | EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 1300 | 1 |

Elective | 3 | ||

SCHs | 16 | ||

Spring | TCCN | ||

MATH 1703 | Elementary Statistics I | MATH 1342 | 3 |

ENG 1023 | Composition II | ENGL 1302 | 3 |

HIST 1023 | History of the United States, 1865 to the Present | HIST 1302 | 3 |

Creative Arts Core | 3 | ||

Elective | 3 | ||

SCHs | 15 | ||

Second Year | |||

Fall | TCCN | ||

MATH 2014 | Calculus I | MATH 2413 | 4 |

POLS 2013 | U.S. National Government | GOVT 2305 | 3 |

Life/Physical Sciences Core | 3 | ||

Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core | 3 | ||

Social/Behavioral Science Core | 3 | ||

SCHs | 16 | ||

Spring | TCCN | ||

MATH 2024 | Calculus II | MATH 2414 | 4 |

MATH 2053 | Women and Minorities in Engineering, Mathematics, and Science | 3 | |

CSCI 3013 | Applied Computational Thinking | 3 | |

POLS 2023 | Texas Government | GOVT 2306 | 3 |

Life/Physical Sciences Core | 3 | ||

SCHs | 16 | ||

Third Year | |||

Fall | TCCN | ||

MATH 3053 | Abstract Algebra | 3 | |

MATH 3104 | Calculus III | 4 | |

Minor | 3 | ||

Minor | 3 | ||

MATH Elective (Major) | 3 | ||

SCHs | 16 | ||

Spring | TCCN | ||

MATH 3013 | Discrete Mathematics | 3 | |

MATH 3083 | Elementary Number Theory | 3 | |

MATH 3123 | Differential Equations | 3 | |

Minor | 3 | ||

Elective | 3 | ||

SCHs | 15 | ||

Fourth Year | |||

Fall | TCCN | ||

MATH 3063 | Linear Algebra | 3 | |

MATH 5483 | Theory of Probability and Statistics I | 3 | |

Minor | 3 | ||

Minor (Upper Level) | 3 | ||

MATH Elective (Major) | 3 | ||

SCHs | 15 | ||

Spring | TCCN | ||

MATH 5873 | Real Analysis and Topology | 3 | |

MATH 5513 | Matrix Algebra | 3 | |

MATH Elective (Major) | 3 | ||

Minor (Upper Level) | 3 | ||

Elective | 3 | ||

SCHs | 15 | ||

Total SCHs: | 124 |