Undergraduate Program

Faculty: Dr. Stuart Anderson • Mrs. Laura Beene • Dr. Thomas Boucher • Mr. Adam Bowden • Dr. Mehmet Celik • Dr. Hasan Coskun • Dr. Rebecca Dibbs • Mr. John Heath • Dr. Vanessa Huse • Dr. Minchul Kang • Ms. Hanan Kuzat • Ms. Debra Newton • Dr. Yelin Ou • Dr. Padmapani Seneviratne • Dr. Nikolay Sirakov • Mrs. Rebecca Steward • Dr. Ka Sai Un • Dr. Tingxiu Wang (Department Head) • Dr. Pamela Webster

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The Department of Mathematics offers the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics. This major prepares graduates for careers in industry, government, business, scientific and technological fields, computing and information science, actuarial work, and education.

The Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics with teacher certification is also offered by the department. A student may select a broadfield major or select a field outside mathematics as a minor. This major prepares graduates for careers in teaching at the secondary level.

A graduate with a major in mathematics should possess the following competencies: trigonometry, calculus, discrete mathematics, geometry, abstract or linear algebra, history of mathematics, and number theory.

Major in Mathematics (PDF)

Students seeking a bachelor's degree in the following major must complete:

  1. Degree requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree.
  2. Core Curriculum requirements (refer to those sections of the university catalog).
  3. Courses in the major as shown below.

Core Curriculum Requirements – 42 credit hours
Required courses in the major - 39 credit hours:

  • Math 2413, 192, 314, 315, 331, 334, 335, 401  
  • One of Math 436, 438, or 440
  • 9 credit hours of advanced classes exclusive of 301, 350, 351, 361, 362, 380, 372, 453, 460.

Required support courses - 11 credit hours *:

  • CSCI 151
  • CSCI 152, 241 or 270
  • Phys 2425 or 2426

*These courses may apply on a second major or minor.

Additional Electives (Minor/Second Major) – 28 credit hours

Suggested Curriculum Outline (B.S.)

First Year – Fall Semester First Year – Spring Semester
English 1301 College Reading and Writing (Core) 3 English 1302 Written Argument and Research (Core) 3
Math 1314 College Algebra 3 Csci 151 Intro to Comp Sci and Programming 4
Math 142 Precalculus 3 Math 2413 Calculus I 4
Signature Course or Degree Pathway (Core) 3 Phys 2425 University Physics 4
Creative Arts (Core) 3    
Semester Total 15 Semester Total 15
Second Year – Fall Semester Second Year – Spring Semester
Psci 2301 Principles of US & TX Government (Core) 3 Psci 2302 US and TX Government (Core) 3
Hist 1301 US History through Reconstruction (Core) 3 Hist 1302 US History from Reconstruction (Core) 3
Degree Pathway (Core) 3 Math 314 Calculus III 4
Math 192 Calculus II 4 Math 331 Discrete Mathematics 3
Csci 152 or 241 or 270 3 Life & Physical Science (Core) – Phys 2426 Recommended 4
Semester Total 16 Semester Total 17
Third Year – Fall Semester Third Year – Spring Semester
Math 334 Intro to Abstract Algebra 3 Math 335 Linear Algebra 3
Math 315 Differential Equations 3 Math 401 Into to Math Statistics 3
Social and Behavioral Science (Core) 3 Math Elective* - Math 437 Number Theory Recommended 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture (Core) 3 Minor, or Second Major 3
Minor, or Second Major 3 Minor, or Second Major 3
Semester Total 15 Semester Total 15
Fourth Year – Fall Semester Fourth Year – Spring Semester
Math 436 or 438 or 440 3 Math 436 or 438 or 440 3
Math Elective*: Math 316 or 426 3 Math Elective*: Math 317 or 321 3
Minor, or Second Major, or Elective 3 Minor, or Second Major, or Elective 3
Minor, or Second Major, or Elective 3 Minor, or Second Major, or Elective 3
Minor, or Second Major, or Elective 3 Minor, or Second Major, or Elective 3
Semester Total 15 Semester Total 15

* Exclusive of 301, 350, 351, 361, 362, 380, 372, 453.

Total Credit hours: 123

Notes:

  • This outline will be adjusted correspondingly for students who can take Math 2413 directly.
  • Math Electives: Choose from Math 315, 317, 321, 401, 426, 436, 438, 440, or Math 489/497 approved by the Math Dept.
  • All courses listed under “required courses for this major” require a grade of C or better.
  • The major GPA consists of only the “required courses in the major”. Details can be found at http://catalog.tamuc.edu/undergrad.
  • Some courses are also offered during the Summer and Mini Terms, please refer to the Schedule of Classes
  • This is only a suggested rotation. Please refer to your Academic Advisor and the Undergraduate Online Catalog.
  • For questions, please contact tingxiu.wang@tamuc.edu

Second Major in Mathematics

A student who elects a second major in mathematics must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours including Mathematics 2413, 192, 314, and 12 credit hours chosen from 315, 317, 321, 331, 334, 335, 401, 426, 436, 437, 438, 440, and 453. Selection of courses should be determined by the student's interests. More than eight courses is strongly recommended, especially for those students who plan to do graduate study in mathematics. Please consult mathematics staff members for advice.

Minor in Mathematics

A student who elects a minor in mathematics must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including Mathematics 2413, 192, and ten credit hours advanced math.

Mathematics 301, 350, 351, 361, 362, 372, 380, 453, and 460 may not be used to satisfy mathematics requirements for a major or minor in non-education programs.

Teacher Education Programs

Students seeking a bachelor's degree in any of the following teacher education programs must complete:

  1. Degree requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree (refer to the bachelor's degree requirements section of this catalog),
  2. Core Curriculum requirements, (refer to that section of this catalog),
  3. Requirements for admission to and retention in the Teacher Education Program (refer to the Center for Educator Certification and Academic Services section of the catalog),
  4. Professional development courses (refer to the appropriate departmental section in this catalog, i.e. Department of Curriculum and Instruction). In addition, courses in the major must be completed as shown below.

Major in Mathematics

Secondary Teacher Certification (PDF)

Core Curriculum Requirements – 42 credit hours.

Required mathematics courses in this major - 41 credit hours:
Math 2413, 192/2414, 321, 331, 334, 335, 372, 401 or 453, 426, 437, 460, and 6 credit hours from 142, 301, 314315, 317, 401, 436, 438, 440.

Required teacher education courses in this major - 27 credit hours:

  • SED 330, 331, 332, 400, 401, 404, 405
  • RDG 380
  • PSY 300

Required support courses - 11 credit hours*:

  • Csci 151 and 152 or 241 or 270.
  • PHYS 2425 or 2426

*These courses may apply on a second major or minor.

Suggested Curriculum Outline (B.S.)

First Year – Fall Semester First Year – Spring Semester
English 1301 College Reading and Writing (Core) 3 English 1302 Written Argument and Research (Core) 3
Math 1314 College Algebra 3 Csci 150 Intro to Comp Sci and Programming 4
Math 142 Precalculus 3 Math 2413 Calculus I 4
Signature Course or Degree Pathway (Core) 3 Phys 2425 University Physics 4
Creative Arts (Core) 3    
Semester Total 15 Semester Total 15
Second Year – Fall Semester Second Year – Spring Semester
Psci 2301 Principles of US & TX Government (Core) 3 Psci 2302 US and TX Government (Core) 3
Hist 1301 US History through Reconstruction (Core) 3 Hist 1302 US History from Reconstruction (Core) 3
Psy 300 Learning Processes and Development 3 Math 331 Discrete Mathematics 3
Math 192 Calculus II 4 Math 401 or Math 453 Intro to Math Statistics 3
Csci 152 or 241 or 270 3 Life & Physical Science (Core) 3
Semester Total 16 Semester Total 15
Third Year – Fall Semester Third Year – Spring Semester
Math 314 or a Math Elective 3-4 Math 321 College Geometry 3
Math 334 Into to Abstract Algebra 3 Math 335 Linear Algebra 3
Degree Pathway (Core) 3 Math 437 Number Theory 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture (Core) 3 SED 331 Instruct. Design for Student Engage. in STEM 3
Social and Behavioral Science (Core) 3 RDG 380 Comprehension & Vocab. in Mid. & High School 3
Semester Total 15-16 Semester Total 15
Fourth Year – Fall Semester Fourth Year – Spring Semester
Math 460 Math for Secondary Teachers 3 Student Teaching
Math 426 History of Mathematics 3 SED 400 Pedagogy & Classroom Manage. in Field Based… 3
Math Elective 3 SED 401 Tech. Infused Curric. & Assess. In Field Based… 3
SED 330 Roles, Responsibilities of Prof. STEM Educa… 3 SED 404 Secondary Teaching Practicum 3
SED 332 Project Based Learning in STEM 3 SED 405 Secondary Residency in Teaching 6
Semester Total 15 Semester Total 15

Total Credit hours: 121 – 122

Notes:

  • This outline will be adjusted correspondingly for students who can take Math 2413 directly.
  • Math Electives: Choose from Math 315, 317, 401, 436, 438, 440, or Math 489/497 approved by the Math Department
  • All courses listed under “required courses for this major” or “teacher education courses” require a grade of C or better.
  • Additionally, the major GPA consists of only the “required courses in the major”. Details can be found http://catalog.tamuc.edu/undergrad.
  • Some courses are also offered during the Summer and Mini Terms, please refer to the Schedule of Classes
  • This is only a suggested rotation. Please refer to your Academic Advisor and the Undergraduate Online Catalog for more information.
  • For questions, please contact tingxiu.wang@tamuc.edu

Specialization in Mathematics for Interdisciplinary Studies Major (4-8 Mathematics Teacher Certification)

Students desiring to teach in elementary school should select the interdisciplinary studies major with an academic specialization.

The programs are designed with emphasis on solving problems which arise from real life settings. The development of skills of mathematics and the correct application of mathematical principles and methods are essential to this process. This curriculum is planned with these objectives in mind.

Required courses in the specialization (18 credit hours)

Math 301, 350, 351, 361, 362, 372, 380 and 453

Other requirements

Refer to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction's section of the catalog.

Guide for Initial Enrollment in Mathematics

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has ruled that a mathematics course taught in a college or university may count toward the baccalaureate degree requirements only if it has a prerequisite of high school Algebra II. Generally, students not taking Algebra II high school will need remediation in college. A diagnostic test will be given to each entering student for initial placement in mathematics courses. (See "Basic Skills Requirements.")

Undergraduate Mathematics Courses

Note: For graduate courses, see Graduate Catalog.