Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Applied Mathematics

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  3. Students must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors.
  4. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  5. If two years of the same language are taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree. In the absence of such high school language, two semesters of the same modern language must be taken at the college level.
  6. Students entering Texas State with fewer than 16 credit hours completed after high school graduation will be required to take US 1100. All others will be exempt from taking this course. Students may be required to earn an additional elective to reach the 120 minimum total credit hour requirement for the awarding of a degree.

Course Requirements

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
US 11001MATH 2472 (Component Area Option Code 090/092 [TCCN MATH 2414])4
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1302])3
MATH 2471 (Mathematics Component Code 020 [TCCN 2413])14Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 (PHYS 1430 [TCCN 2425] is recommended.)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3American History Component Code 0603
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 0403
 14 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
MATH 2393 (TCCN MATH 2315)3MATH 33053
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0304CS 1428 (TCCN COSC 1437)4
MATH 2358 (TCCN MATH 2305)3MATH 33233
Elective3Component Area Option Codes 0903
 16 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
MATH 33303MATH 3376 or 337723
CS 2308 (TCCN COSC 2336)3MATH Advanced Elective3
Creative Arts Component Code 050 [HUMA 1315]3Electives3
American History Component Code 0603POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
MATH 33803MATH Advanced Elective3
MATH 33833Minor3
ENG 33033 
 15 13
Total Hours: 120

Even though MATH 2471 is the first required mathematics course, some students will need to take courses numbered below 2471. Credit examinations in MATH 1315, MATH 2417, and MATH 2471 are available.


Only one of MATH 3376 or MATH 3377 may be taken for credit. For this degree program, MATH 3376 is the preferred alternative.

MATH Advanced Electives

ENGR 2301Statics3
MATH 3348Determinisitic Operations Research3
MATH 3398Discrete Mathematics II3
MATH 4305Probability and Statistics3
MATH 4306Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems3
MATH 4307Modern Algebra3
MATH 4315Analysis II3
MATH 4327Introduction to Complex Analysis and Its Applications3
MATH 4336Studies in Applied Mathematics3
MATH 4337ATopological Data Analysis3
MATH 4337BResearch in Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 4337CNumerical Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations3
MATH 4350Introduction to Combinatorics3
MATH 4383Numerical Analysis II3
MATH 4393Introduction to Finite Element Methods3