UT Tyler

Mathematics BS Degree

A Math Degree is Your Gateway to Multiple Career Paths

Completing your bachelor’s degree in mathematics at The University of Texas at Tyler can give you an exceptional career advantage in a wide range of fields including management consulting, information technology (IT), engineering, biotechnology, cryptography, actuarial science, statistics, finance and education. College graduates with math competency are highly sought after by employers nationwide.

  • Study mathematics in a well-rounded degree program that encompasses algebra, real analysis, applied math, and probability and statistics.
  • Earn your math degree and find immediate employment or go on to graduate studies in mathematics right after graduation.

Graduates of the mathematics bachelor’s program have found employment in such organizations and businesses as Fairfield-Nobel, NASA and Whitehouse Independent School District. Others have entered PhD programs at University of Nebraska, University of Utah and University of Texas at Arlington.

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Bachelor’s in Mathematics: Well-Rounded. Rigorous.

  • Study in the math department’s modern facilities, featuring computer labs, tutoring areas and computerized classrooms. Access Mathematica, the world’s most powerful global computing environment that makes possible a new level of automation in algorithmic computation, interactive manipulation and dynamic presentation.
  • Pursue certification to be able to teach mathematics (grades 8-12) in Texas public schools.
  • Participate in top mathematics conferences hosted by The University of Texas at Tyler on campus. Events have included the Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, the 45th annual Spring Topology and Dynamical Systems Conference and the annual spring meeting of the Texas Section of the Mathematical Association of America.


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Mathematics Courses: Challenging. Analytical.

  • Abstract Algebra I 

    Undertake the study of groups, rings, fields and vector spaces.

  • Foundations of Mathematics

    Explore elementary logic, intermediate set theory, relations, functions and countable number systems.

  • Introduction to Complex Variables 

    Study the functions of a complex variable. Emphasis is given to analytic functions, differentiation, integration and series expansions.

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Two UT Tyler students

Math Faculty: Student-Focused. Research-Based.

--Benefit from individual attention in small classes led by award-winning educators.

--Study with college professors whose published books and journal articles address mathematical challenges. Faculty articles have included such topics as: New Classic Problems, On a Theorem of Peregudov, Fullerene Patches I and Minimal Lattice Knots.

--Work side-by-side on research with your college professors and present findings at the joint meetings of the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

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Meet a University of Texas at Tyler Graduate

UT Tyler Student

Calculating Career Options

“Spring 2011 was a whirlwind for me. Just as I was completing work on my bachelor’s degree in mathematics, I found out I was chosen for a fall 2011 graduate teaching assistantship at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. That means turning in my Patriot blue and orange for Cornhusker red—at least for a while.

“My goal is to complete my master’s degree and ultimately a PhD in mathematics. Then, down the road I may try to find a position working in cryptography with the National Security Agency (NSA) or the U.S. Department of Defense. Of course, I also wouldn’t mind becoming a math professor if that door opens up. There are a lot of possibilities, but right now I’m focusing on the challenge ahead for the fall term.

“I feel so well prepared by the program at UT Tyler. The professors really know how to help a student like me who wants to go on and do bigger things with a math degree. Dr. Jennifer McCloud, my undergraduate research advisor, was especially great to work with, but all the professors were awesome.”

Kristen Chockley, Plano, TX 
BS Mathematics, 2011

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