Bachelor of Science in Mathematics


The B.S. in Mathematics prepares students for opportunities across all industries throughout the world. Mathematical experts are in high demand and the job market continues to grow. Courses emphasize analytical thinking and problem-solving skills that create a strong foundation not just in mathematics, but in many other fields as well.  Small classes promote active engagement with faculty and empower students to succeed.

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."

  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.


All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours (SCH): 120   

Major: 42 SCH  Required Minor: 18 SCH

Program Code: MATH.BS  CIP Code: 27.0101.00

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
POLS 2013U.S. National Government3
POLS 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

Courses Required for Major

Required Mathematics Courses
MATH 2014Calculus I4
MATH 2024Calculus II4
MATH 3013Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 3053Abstract Algebra3
MATH 3063Linear Algebra3
or MATH 3073 Matrix Methods
MATH 3083Elementary Number Theory3
MATH 3104Calculus III4
MATH 3123Differential Equations3
MATH 4013Probability and Statistics3
MATH 4873Real Analysis3
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)

CSCI 2003Software Systems Design and Tools3
or CSCI 1203 Computing Skills for a Digital World
CSCI 3013Applied Computational Thinking3
Minor (select courses with advisor)18


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 for the B.S. in Mathematics

First Year
MATH 1313Trigonometry MATH 13163
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: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
 SCHs 16
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
 SCHs 12
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
MATH 3073Matrix Methods 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 3083Elementary Number Theory 3
MATH 3123Differential Equations 3
 SCHs 15
Fourth Year
MATH 3063Linear Algebra 3
MATH 4013Probability and Statistics 3
Minor (Upper Level)3
MATH Elective3
 SCHs 15
MATH 4873Real Analysis 3
CSCI 3013Applied Computational Thinking 3
MATH Elective (Major)3
Minor (Upper Level)3
 SCHs 14
 Total SCHs:  120