# Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Website: https://twu.edu/mathematics/undergraduate-programs/

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."

- 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.

## 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

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

ENG 1013 | Composition I | 3 |

ENG 1023 | Composition II | 3 |

Mathematics | 3 | |

Life & Physical Sciences | 6 | |

Language, Philosophy, & Culture | 3 | |

Creative Arts | 3 | |

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

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

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

POLS 2023 | Texas Government | 3 |

Social & Behavioral Sciences | 3 | |

CAO: Women's Studies | 3 | |

CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics | 3 | |

Total SCHs | 42 |

### 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 3063 | Linear Algebra | 3 |

or MATH 3073 | Matrix Methods | |

MATH 3083 | Elementary Number Theory | 3 |

MATH 3104 | Calculus III | 4 |

MATH 3123 | Differential Equations | 3 |

MATH 4013 | Probability and Statistics | 3 |

MATH 4873 | Real Analysis | 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 for the B.S. in Mathematics

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 |

Elective | 3 | ||

UNIV 1231 | Learning Frameworks: the First-Year Seminar | EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 1300 | 1 |

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 | ||

SCHs | 12 | ||

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 | |

MATH 3073 | Matrix Methods | 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 3083 | Elementary Number Theory | 3 | |

MATH 3123 | Differential Equations | 3 | |

Minor | 3 | ||

Elective | 3 | ||

Elective | 3 | ||

SCHs | 15 | ||

Fourth Year | |||

Fall | TCCN | ||

MATH 3063 | Linear Algebra | 3 | |

MATH 4013 | Probability and Statistics | 3 | |

Minor | 3 | ||

Minor (Upper Level) | 3 | ||

MATH Elective | 3 | ||

SCHs | 15 | ||

Spring | TCCN | ||

MATH 4873 | Real Analysis | 3 | |

CSCI 3013 | Applied Computational Thinking | 3 | |

MATH Elective (Major) | 3 | ||

Minor (Upper Level) | 3 | ||

Elective | 2 | ||

SCHs | 14 | ||

Total SCHs: | 120 |