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Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

The UT Tyler Department of Mathematics offers the BS in mathematics and the BS in mathematics with teacher certification. Both programs require 46 credit hours of mathematics (starting with Calculus I).

Students who are certain they want to pursue teaching high school mathematics as a career are advised to complete the teacher certification program. However, teaching is still a definite possibility for those who do not complete the teacher certification program.

Below, the degree requirements are listed for both of these degree options:

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

  • Total Semester Credit Hours=120
  • University Core Curriculum (44 hrs.)
  • Grade of “C” or better in all mathematics courses completed.
  • A total of 46 semester hours of mathematics completed, including 35 semester hours of upper-division mathematics; nine semester hours of mathematics must be completed at this university.

Level 1

Each student seeking a baccalaureate degree with a major in mathematics must complete the following specific requirements (34 hours):

  • MATH 2113: Calculus I Computer Lab (lower division)
  • MATH 2413: Calculus I (lower division)
  • MATH 2114: Calculus II Computer Lab (lower division)
  • MATH 2414: Calculus II (lower division)
  • MATH 3203: Matrix Methods in Science & Engineering
  • MATH 3104: Multivariate Calculus Computer Lab
  • MATH 3404: Multivariate Calculus
  • MATH 3305: Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MATH 3425: Foundations of Mathematics
  • MATH 3345: Introduction to Analysis
  • MATH 3336: Introduction to Abstract Algebra
  • MATH 3380: Algorithms in Applied Mathematics
  • MATH 4160: Senior Seminar
  • MATH 4350: Theory of Probability

Level 2

Three** courses from 1, 2, 3, 4 below* (9 hours)

  1. MATH 4336: Abstract Algebra II
  2. MATH 4341: Introduction to Real Variables
  3. MATH 4351: Applied Statistics
  4. MATH 4342: Introduction to Complex Variables or MATH 4380: Modeling and Numerical Analysis

* Students seeking teacher certification (8-12) must complete:

MATH 3365: Geometric Systems and two courses from a, b, c, d of part “2.”

Total 46 Sem. Credit Hrs.

Three semester hours of approved computer science programming.

Eighteen semester hours of approved electives in a related discipline or disciplines: at least nine semester hours must be at the upper division and at least six semester hours must be completed at UT Tyler.

**Students desiring to pursue graduate study in mathematics should complete 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Level 2.

Mathematics as a Minor

A student may choose mathematics as a minor to satisfy bachelor degree programs with a major in another field. This program requires a total of 18 hours of mathematics, including differential and integral calculus. At least nine semester hours of upper-division mathematics must be completed, including MATH 3425.

Teacher Certification

All students wishing to be certified to teach mathematics (4-8 or 8-12) in Texas public schools must complete the Academic Foundations, Professional Development and required mathematics courses (8-12 requires completion of the BS in mathematics), and meet the requirements described in the Certification section of the College of Education and Psychology section of this catalog. For further information see a consultant in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.