Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in 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. In addition to the general education core curriculum requirements, the Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) requires three additional hours of English literature, three hours of math/science/logic/computer science courses, a minor and six hours of 2000-level modern language courses. Most students will have to complete 1410 and 1420 as prerequisites before attempting 2310.
  3. Nine hours of writing intensive (WI) courses are required for graduation.
  4. Majors must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors.
  5. Majors must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  6. The minimum number of hours required for this degree program is 120. The number of free elective hours a student will complete depends on the number of hours a student may need to achieve the required 120 total or 36 advanced hours.
  7. If two years of the same modern 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.

Course Requirements

Freshman
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
US 11001MATH 24724
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
MATH 2471 (Mathematics Component Code 020)14PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803 
 17 16
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
MATH 33733ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
Minor3MATH Advanced Elective3
Modern Language 14104CS 14284
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0304Modern Language 14204
 ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
 14 17
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
MATH 33773MATH 33803
MATH 33303MATH Advanced Elective3
Minor3Minor3
Modern Language 23103Modern Language 23203
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
 15 15
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
MATH 43303MATH 43073
Minor6MATH 43153
BA ENG Literature3Minor3
Elective2MATH Advanced Elective3
 14 12
Total Hours: 120

MATH Advanced Electives

MATH 3305Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
MATH 3323Differential Equations3
MATH 3325Number Systems3
MATH 3348Determinisitic Operations Research3
MATH 3383Numerical Analysis I3
MATH 3398Discrete Mathematics II3
MATH 4305Probability and Statistics3
MATH 4306Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems3
MATH 4336Studies in Applied Mathematics3
MATH 4350Introduction to Combinatorics3
MATH 4382The Literature and Modern History of Mathematics and Its Applications3
MATH 4383Numerical Analysis II3