Bachelor of Science (B.S.) 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. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  3. 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.
  4. Students must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors.
  5. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  6. Students pursuing this B.S. degree program are required to complete an additional 3 hours of English beyond the general education core curriculum.  Students may select from the following English courses.  
    ENG 2310British Literature before 17853
    ENG 2320British Literature since 17853
    ENG 2330World Literature before 16003
    ENG 2340World Literature since 16003
    ENG 2359US Literature before 18653
    ENG 2360US Literature since 18653
    ENG 3303Technical Writing3
  7. 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.

Course Requirements

Freshman
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
US 11001MATH 2472 (Component Area Option Code 090/092 [TCCN MATH 2414])4
MATH 2471 (Mathematics Component Code 020 [TCCN MATH 2413])14American History Component Code 0603
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3Communication Component Code 0103
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 0403
Component Area Option Codes 0903 
 17 16
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
MATH 2393 (TCCN MATH 2315)3Minor3
MATH 33303CS 1428 (TCCN COSC 1437)4
Minor3MATH 33773
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0304MATH Advanced Electives3
Electives3 
 16 13
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
MATH 33803MATH Advanced Electives6
Creative Arts Component Code 050 [HUMA 1315]3Minor3
American History Component Code 0603Electives3
Minor3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
Electives3 
 15 15
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
MATH 43303MATH 43073
MATH Advanced Elective3MATH 43153
Electives4Minor6
ENG 3303 (or ENG Literature)3Elective3
 13 15
Total Hours: 120
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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. 

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 4337DTopics in Topology and Algebra3
MATH 4350Introduction to Combinatorics3
MATH 4383Numerical Analysis II3
MATH 4393Introduction to Finite Element Methods3