# 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 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

- 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 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:

- 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 |

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 | |

Graduate Courses | ||

MATH 5033 | Advanced Calculus | 3 |

or MATH 4873 | Real Analysis | |

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

or MATH 4013 | Probability and Statistics | |

MATH 5513 | Matrix Algebra | 3 |

or MATH 3073 | Matrix Methods | |

MATH 5523 | Introduction to Number Theory | 3 |

or MATH 3083 | Elementary Number Theory | |

Total SCHs | 42 |

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

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

MATH 1703 | Elementary Statistics I | 3 |

CSCI 2003 | Software Systems Design and Tools | 3 |

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

CSCI 3013 | Applied Computational Thinking | 3 |

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

Minor (select courses with advisor) | 18 | |

Electives | 11 | |

MATH Elective (CAO: Wellness or Mathematics) | 3 |

### 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 | |

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 Seminar | EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 1300 | 1 |

MATH Elective (CAO: Mathematics or Wellness) | 3 | ||

Elective | 2 | ||

SCHs | 15 | ||

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 3123 | Differential Equations | 3 | |

MATH 5523 or 3083 | Introduction to Number Theory or Elementary Number Theory | 3 | |

Minor | 3 | ||

Elective | 3 | ||

SCHs | 15 | ||

Fourth Year | |||

Fall | TCCN | ||

MATH 5483 or 4013 | Theory of Probability and Statistics I or Probability and Statistics | 3 | |

Minor | 3 | ||

Minor (Upper Level) | 3 | ||

MATH Elective (Major) | 3 | ||

SCHs | 12 | ||

Spring | TCCN | ||

MATH 5513 or 3073 | Matrix Algebra or Matrix Methods | 3 | |

MATH 5033 or 4873 | Advanced Calculus or Real Analysis | 3 | |

MATH Elective (Major) | 3 | ||

Minor (Upper Level) | 3 | ||

Elective | 3 | ||

SCHs | 15 | ||

Total SCHs: | 120 |