Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

The UT Tyler Department of Mathematics offers the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in mathematics and the B.S. in mathematics with teacher certification. Both programs require 51 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.

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Requirements for the degree:

  • Total Semester Credit Hours = 120
  • University Core Curriculum (42 hours)
  • Grade of C or better in all mathematics courses completed.
  • A total of 51 semester hours of mathematics completed; nine semester hours of mathematics must be completed at this university.

Each student must complete the following specific courses (39 hours total):

  • MATH 2413: Calculus I (lower division)
  • MATH 2414: Calculus II (lower division)
  • MATH 3404: Multivariate Calculus
  • MATH 3305: Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MATH 3315: Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory
  • MATH 3425: Foundations of Mathematics
  • MATH 3336: Abstract Algebra I
  • MATH 3345: Real Analysis I
  • MATH 3373: Advanced Ordinary Differential Equations or MATH 4373: Partial Differential Equations
  • MATH 3380: Algorithms in Applied Mathematics
  • MATH 4350: Theory of Probability
  • MATH 4160: Senior Seminar I
  • MATH 4161: Senior Seminar II

Choose one course from the following (3 hours):

  • MATH 4336: Abstract Algebra II
  • MATH 4341: Real Analysis II
  • MATH 4342: Introduction to Complex Variables
  • MATH 4351: Applied Statistics
  • MATH 3373: Advanced Ordinary Differential Equations or MATH 4373: Partial Differential Equations
  • MATH 4380: Modeling and Numerical Analysis
  • MATH 3365: Geometric Systems

Note that a single course cannot be counted in more than one of the categories above.

Students seeking teacher certification must complete:

  • MATH 3365: Geometric Systems

Students must take additional hours of approved electives in a related discipline or disciplines to reach the 120 hour minimum; at least nine semester hours must be at the upper division and at least six semester hours must be completed at UT Tyler.


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: MATH 2413, MATH 2414, and 9 hours of upper-division mathematics which must include 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 B.S. in mathematics), and meet the requirements described in the Certification section of the College of Education and Psychology section of the university catalog. For further information see a consultant in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.


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