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 mathematics, science, logic, or computer science courses, a minor and six hours of 2000-level modern language courses. Most students will have to complete the 1410 and 1420 language courses as prerequisites before attempting the 2310 course.
  3. Nine hours of writing intensive (WI) courses are required for graduation.
  4. Students must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors.
  5. Students 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.

Course Requirements

Freshman
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
US 11001MATH 2472 (TCCN MATH 2414)4
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1302])3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091) [TCCN SPCH 1311]3American History Component Code 0603
MATH 2471 (Mathematics Component Code 020 [TCCN 2413])14PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 1301 or 2306])3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803 
 17 16
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
MATH 2393 (TCCN MATH 2315)3ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050 [TCCN HUMA 1315])3
Minor3MATH Advanced Elective3
Modern Language 14104CS 1428 (TCCN COSC 1437)4
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0304Modern Language 14204
 ENG Lit (Component Area Option Code 090/094) [TCCN ENGL 2322, ENGL 2323, ENGL 2332, ENGL 2333, ENGL 2327, ENGL 2328]3
 14 17
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
MATH 33773MATH 33803
MATH 33303MATH Advanced Elective3
Minor3Minor3
Modern Language 23103Modern Language 23203
American History Component Code 0603POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
 15 15
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
MATH 43303MATH 43073
Minor6MATH 43153
BA ENG Literature [TCCN ENGL 2322, ENGL 2323, ENGL 2332, ENGL 2333, ENGL 2327, ENGL 2328]3Minor3
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 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