UT Tyler

Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

The UT Tyler Department of Mathematics offers the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in mathematics and the BS 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 (42 hours total):

  • MATH 2413: Calculus I (lower division)
  • MATH 2113: Calculus I Computer Lab (lower division)
  • MATH 2414: Calculus II (lower division)
  • MATH 2114: Calculus II Computer Lab (lower division)
  • MATH 3404: Multivariate Calculus
  • MATH 3104: Multivariate Calculus Computer Lab
  • 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: Applied Mathematics I
  • 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: Complex Analysis

Choose one course from the following (3 hours):

  • MATH 4351: Applied Statistics
  • MATH 4373: Applied Mathematics II
  • MATH 4380: Modeling and Numerical Analysis

Take one additional upper division mathematics course (3 hours):

  • Students seeking teacher certification (8–12) must complete MATH 3365: Geometric Systems.
  • All other students may take any upper division mathematics course except MATH 3203 and MATH 3351.

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 2113, 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 BS 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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